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The ExpertRating Online Website Design Course
(leading to ExpertRating Website Design Certification).

These days, creating a Web site is so easy almost anyone can do it. But with all the competition on the Web, creating a site that's effective is more challenging than ever. To do that, you need to employ good design principles. Regardless of your current skills or level of knowledge, in this course you'll master the basics of Web design and learn how to build sites that are better and more effective. Get ready to take your Web design skills to the next level!
 

We'll examine the tension between form and function, explore the six major states of the Web site development process, and learn the basics of user-centered design. We'll also review the five basic steps to organizing information, find out how site design themes can be used for information delivery, and review Web page design considerations. Along the way, we'll talk about effective type and graphics and explore the idea of Web 2.0.
 

This course is a must for Web designers, giving the tips and tools that will help them establish a solid career.

Buy the ExpertRating Online Website Design Course- $129.99

This course includes a knowledgeable and caring instructor who will guide you through your lessons, facilitate discussions, and answer your questions. The instructor for this course will be Patricia Franks.

 

Patricia Franks

About the ExpertRating Online Website Design Course instructor : Dr. Patricia C. Franks—a frequent presenter at workshops and conferences on the local, state, and national level—brings her extensive background in business and education to this course. She has over 20 years of experience as a college educator, teaching courses in business, Web development, information management, and e-commerce. Franks was awarded a New York State Chancellor's Award for her creative efforts in curriculum design and teaching. She is the former owner of a successful small business support center. And while completing a Ph.D. in business organization and management with a specialization in e-business, Franks performed extensive research into the use of Internet technology to promote business.

 Designing Effective Websites requirements: For taking this instructor led ExpertRating Online Website Design Course you need Completion of "Creating Web Pages I and II" (or equivalent HTML or Web authoring tool experience). Any type of computer, Internet access, e-mail, and Web browser, such as Internet Explorer, Safari, or Firefox. Optional: An Imaging program, such as Photoshop or Paint Shop Pro (any version), and a Web page authoring tool, such as Macromedia Dreamweaver, Microsoft Expression Web.

 Testimonials: The ExpertRating Online Website Design Course has received overwhelming positive feedback and reviews from students around the world. Here are a few:

"A lot of excellent information. I learned more from this than I did in a 16 week class."

"An excellent course that looked at the principles of Web design without going into a lot of technical detail. WELL DONE."

"Excellent course. I liked using a restaurant as a model and designing a web page - I learned a great deal about site design and am beginning the design of another site."

"Excellent instructor and teaching assistant!"

"Excellent Supplementary materials. I was grateful that you had sites that would walk me through some of the design elements that I was unfamiliar with."

"Good course. Easy to follow. Useful information."

"Great class, great content, a valuable learning experience!"

"Great class, great instructor, fun assignments. Leaves you wanting more."

"Great course! Interesting topics and the supplemental material was very useful."

"Great course! I really enjoyed another online course thru your organization!"

"Great instructor. Great topic. I feel like Pat covered the topics very well. The things I learned will be very helpful for my future web design projects."

"I am overall very pleased with the course and the knowledge of the instructor as well as the affordable price and convenience of the course."

"I found the course to be very informative and the instructor to be very helpful and up to date with info."

"I have taken four online classes and this was the best by far. The lessons and assignments were really interesting and enjoyable to work through. The instructor was very involved and very helpful."


Buy the ExpertRating Online Website Design Course- $129.99

ExpertRating Online Website Design Course

(leading to ExpertRating Website Design Certification)

 ExpertRating is one of the world's only ISO 9001:2008 Certified companies (from TUV America) offering an Online Website Design Course (leading to ExpertRating Website Design Skills Certification).

     

ExpertRating is a trusted name in online testing and certification with over 200,000 certified professionals in over 60 countries in more than 200 skill areas. ExpertRating offers its testing services to the world's best companies such as Convergys Corp, UPS, GAP, Sony, Coke, Citrix, Deltek Corp, IKEA Systems and Ericsson to name a few. See where ExpertRating Certified Professionals are working.


 It is very safe to buy from ExpertRating. Apart from being an ISO 9001:2008 certified company, it is a member of the TRUSTe and HackerSafe approved.

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ExpertRating Solutions has been reviewed by TRUSTe for compliance of their strict program requirements ensuring that your information is always safe. ExpertRating has certified Several thousand individuals who are working with leading companies across the US and other countries. View list.

When you choose the ExpertRating Online Website Design Course you can be sure that you are buying a premium International certification that is recognized by hundreds of employers and Government bodies in the US and other countries.

 

 With ExpertRating you get certified quickly online and you are equipped with a store house of information through the in-depth ExpertRating Online Website Design Courseware which has been developed by experienced Website Designing Experts.

 The ExpertRating Website Design Certification is by far the best value for money instructor led Website Design Program at $129.99.

    

Some Popular questions and answers about this ExpertRating Online Website Design Course and Certification:

 How much does the Website Design Certification cost and what does it include?

You can buy this ExpertRating Online Website Design Course leading to Website Design certification at a special offer price of only $129.99 which includes the in-depth ExpertRating Online Website Design Courseware and exam fee. This is the best value for money Website Design Program available till date. You get the following services within the USD $129.99 fee.

     In-depth ExpertRating Online Website Design Courseware including scenarios and case studies.

     An instructor to guide you through the course and to whom you can direct your questions.

     World wide airmail delivery of the hard copy Website Design Certificate. The Website Design Certificate can be used to prove your certified status and does not mention the words "online".

     An online transcript that can be used to prove your certified credentials on the internet at any time.

How do I get certified?

The process of getting yourself certified is very simple. All you have to do is buy the ExpertRating Online Website Design Course for $129.99. Log in to the instructor led course using your password. Go through the ExpertRating Online Website Design Courseware (which would take you 6 weeks) and complete the final Website Design Certification exam at your convenience. You can complete the exam within 2 months of buying the Website Design Certification. The result of the exam appears as soon as it is completed, and your Website Design Certificate is mailed immediately.

What learning aids will I get?

The ExpertRating Online Website Design Course includes the following learning aids:

24 x 7 hour access to the courseware. A printer friendly version of the ExpertRating Online Website Design Course is also provided

A friendly instructor to answer your questions online

A discussion area to have your questions answered

Chapter end quizzes to ensure that you are learning important aspects of every chapter

Chapter assignments to help you practically use the Website Design that you will learn during the Website Design Course.

What is the final exam like?

The final exam is fully based upon the   ExpertRating Online Website Design Courseware that is provided along with the Website Design Certification. If you have gone through the courseware properly you should not have a problem clearing the exam. The exam consists of multiple choice questions from all chapters of the ExpertRating Online Website Design Courseware.

What are the course start dates?

ExpertRating instructor led courses commence every month, you can always choose a suitable date for your course commencement in any month. To see available course start dates, please click on the "Enroll now" button. All courses run for six weeks, with a two-week grace period at the end. Two lessons are released each week for the six-week duration of the course. You do not have to be present when the lesson is released, but you must complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.

A new section of each course starts on the second or third Wednesday of each month. If enrolling in a series of two or more courses please be sure to space the start date for each course at least two months apart.

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The Designing Effective Websites course will hand out effective tips and tools that will help you to attract a large number of users.

The most effective website is the one which is user friendly and not the one which has a great design. These days users are aware and therefore look for quality and credibility in a product and only websites with high quality content are popular with users. A website must clearly state the goals and policies of the organization to which it belongs or the product which it is about or the information it is delivering. the website should bear a professional look and the users should easily be able to navigate from one page to another.


 

Taking the highly recognized ExpertRating Designing Effective Websites Certification course is an excellent way for you to design effective websites and make them user friendly.

ExpertRating Online Website Design Course Coverage (6 weeks program)  

Week One

Wednesday - Lesson 01

This course is different from most Web creation courses you'll find because it's not designed to teach you the mechanics of creating a Web page or how to use a particular software program. Instead, it's designed to help you take your Web site creations to the next level by enhancing both design and functionality. In this lesson students will discover what attracts visitors to a Web site, and how to use design tools such as typography, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), and multimedia to captivate visitors and keep them coming back.

Friday - Lesson 02

Visitors are attracted by good design, but content is what keeps them at the site longer and motivates them to return. Learn how to use two tools to attract and retain visitors: design critiques and a content inventory. Explore the six major development stages that yield expert design and smart content. Then study the three parts of Web design and the skills you'll need for each.

Week Two

Wednesday - Lesson 03

By now, you probably understand that an interface is the screen visitors see and use when they visit any page of your site. Designing an interface is easy. Designing an effective interface, however, is more challenging. There are four main elements that you'll need to consider to make your site user-centric: usability, visualization, functionality, and accessibility. Explore each of these elements to see the thought that goes into effective interface design.

Friday - Lesson 04

Even if your basic content is accurate, attractive, and well written, your site won't function well without a solid and logical organizational foundation. Review the five basic steps involved in organizing information and four essential structures that you can use to build a Web site. Then learn how to create a flowchart for the pages you want to include on your site.

Week Three

Wednesday - Lesson 05-

Web sites exist to inform, educate, persuade, or entertain. Take this opportunity to concentrate on site design themes that pay attention to information delivery. Learn how to organize elements in order to enable visitors to accomplish their own goals. Explore usability, content, and design.

Friday - Lesson 06

Discover how you can use visual and graphic design, page layout, and grids to take your designs to the next level. At the same time, become familiar with design considerations like visual hierarchy, page dimensions, and white space.

Week Four

Wednesday - Lesson 07

Typography plays a dual role by providing both verbal and visual communication. Almost any type of font will do to transmit information to others. But to convey the right type of mood along with the information takes a special type and color of font. Learn all the secrets here!

Friday - Lesson 08

Find out how you can use Cascading Style Sheets to modify fonts. Become familiar with inline, document-level, and external (linked) style sheets, and learn how to create an external CSS file to control the formatting of any or all pages on your site. For the more adventurous, this lesson will also take a look at some early font embedding techniques and explore two popular Flash-related options currently in use.

Week Five

Wednesday - Lesson 09

Before you write for the Web, you should take the time to understand how people read online. Become familiar with the use of titles, headlines, and subheads to assist readers in navigating your site. Discover the advantages of using a Web content management system. Learn how you can communicate more easily and informally with Web visitors by adding a blog to your site.

Friday - Lesson 10

You can use images to add interest to your site and to help with navigation. Early designers were limited graphically by HTML attributes, and later designers discovered they could use tables to place images. Today's designers also have the option of using CSS to position images on the screen. But believe it or not, many people still use text-based browsers. So, you'll learn how to make the information you convey through your images accessible to those individuals as well.

Week Six

Wednesday - Lesson 11

The combination of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript allows you to create intensely interactive Web applications similar to any game or presentation built with traditional programming languages. This interaction of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript is known as Dynamic HTML or DHTML. Become familiar with the basics of DHTML, including code you can use to enhance your designs by adding layers to your pages.

Friday - Lesson 12

Early Web sites were created by a few to be read by many. Over the years, developers added interactivity to Web sites through discussion forums, chat rooms, and shopping carts. These features are part of what is thought of as Web 1.0. Today the focus has shifted from the sponsor of the site to the visitor, and sites like Flickr and YouTube are popular. They're examples of Web 2.0 sites. Examine several popular Web 2.0 sites, and take a look ahead to Web 3.0.

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