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Learn how to code modern websites that are in demand today.
But learning front-end isn't the only step to being a web developer. This program takes students behind-the-scenes, introducing them to dynamic data-driven sites with custom templating in WordPress.org and teaching them how to create their own custom database sites with PHP/MySQL.
With 128 hours of intensive instruction students will be able to create fluid, interactive sites that work across a variety of devices as well as interact with databases.
The cost for the 10 courses comprising the Certificate in Web Development would normally be $6875 if the courses were taken separately. However, Noble Desktop offers the complete program at a special price of $5250. If students have previously taken one or more of the courses in the program, they can finish the program and a discount will be offered so that the final price to complete the program is $5250.
To sign up, just select the classes you would like to take from our schedule. On the Registration Page, mention “Certificate in Web Development” in the comments field. We will make sure you receive whatever discounts are necessary to achieve the certificate at the lowest possible price.
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Web Development Level 1: Build Sites with HTML & CSS
Jump in and start learning how to build websites. You’ll hand code HTML and CSS from scratch so you understand what the code means and how to write it. In class you will create multi-page websites with text, images, forms, and more... all styled with CSS. You’ll upload your files using FTP to make the site live, and walk out of class ready to build your first site.
Adobe Fireworks is a powerful web graphics editor, letting you design entire webpages, slice images, build animated GIFs, and manage web graphics of all sorts. In this class you will learn how to design a web page from scratch, create rollover effects, slice graphics, and optimize them as JPEG, PNG and GIF, and more.
Web Development Level 2: Dive Deeper Into CSS
In our Level 1 course we teach the fundamentals of CSS, but there is so much more it can do! In this course you’ll learn how to use CSS positioning to create more sophisticated layouts. You will create center-aligned and multi-column pages using relative positioning and floats. You’ll learn how inline versus block elements work, create CSS rollovers, and much more.
Real Fonts on the Web
The days when web designers were limited to a standard set of web fonts are over! No modern website would be complete without custom fonts, and we’re going to show you exactly how to make them. Come learn everything you need to know to add custom type faces to websites while maintaining functionality across a variety of browsers and devices.
Not only is WordPress a powerful blogging platform, you can turn it into a great Content Management System. By making your site into a CMS, you will increase efficiency, making maintenance, updating, even adding special functionality easier. This intensive course will teach you how to do a custom install of WordPress, edit existing themes, develop your own themes, and install plugins.
PHP & MySQL
PHP brings websites to life, turning static HTML into a two-way, user-interactive experience. It is the backbone of many web-related activities we take for granted: handling form submissions, powering e-commerce transactions, and interacting with databases. This class will introduce you to the basics of PHP and MySQL, from the ground up. You’ll leave with a solid foundation of how PHP works, including working with forms, sessions, and more. You’ll also learn the basics of MySQL, using SQL to fetch, insert, update, delete, and search records.
HTML5 & CSS3: What’s New
Mobile & Responsive Web Design
Make your websites work with mobile devices, tablets, and desktop computers. In this class you will code a complete mobile site, as well as a responsive site. Responsive web design uses media queries to detect a device's screen size and adjust accordingly. You'll learn how to optimize sites for faster downloading on mobile devices by using CSS3 instead of graphics, how to deal with Retina graphics, CSS media queries, break points, new HTML5 form elements and more.
HTML gives email personality—no wonder it has become a staple of advanced communications. Everyone can benefit from sending HTML email, whether it’s large corporations or small businesses and freelancers. This class will cover building and working with two different layouts: a simple one-time email and a weekly newsletter. You'll learn how to lay out emails, apply email-friendly CSS, make a table of contents, and fix various email client issues.