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Web Development & Coding Training

Build or expand your expertise in the areas of web design, development and coding with Drexel University's website design and development training. After taking our hands-on course, you'll be prepared to start or advance your career in the highly rewarding and in-demand fields of web design and web development. You'll gain a professional portfolio of your work and learn from esteemed professionals whose networks can help you excel in your career path.

Introduction to Web/User Interface Design and Designing User Experiences (WDCE 9025)

Date: Tuesdays, April 11 – June 13, 2023

Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Cost: $995

Course delivery: Online, live virtual

Description

Develop an understanding of the principles behind and skills in the practice of user interface (UI) design. For both students with no design experience and those with a small amount of design experience. Students will learn to design user experiences that meet usability, accessibility, and intellectual property standards for digital experiences that support community information resource needs.

Expected Learning outcomes

Upon the completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the fundamentals of UI design
  • Evaluate digital experiences for information organization, content representation, design best practices, and site navigation.
  • Apply basic UI design theories and practices
  • Justify the importance of UI design for information professionals.

Course Structure

This is an introductory course, and as such, the full scope of this topic is presented. You will receive a lot of material, but you are not being tested on it. Instead, you are being challenged to absorb as much as you can for your own understanding and apply the material to the projects you’ll be doing.

Software

For this course you will need:

  • Access to either a Mac or a PC
  • Figma
  • Google Fonts
  • Microsoft Teams (this will be used for both in and out-of-class communication)
  • Zoom

Projects:

Design 5 weekly assignments

Design 1 final project

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Introduction to Front-end Web/User Interface Development (WDCE 9045)

Date: Fall 2023

Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Cost: $995

Course delivery: Online, live virtual

Description

Develop an understanding of the principles behind and skills in the practice of user interface (UI) development. For both students with no front-end development experience and those with a small amount of development experience. Students will learn to develop user experiences that meet usability, accessibility, and intellectual property standards for digital experiences that support community information resource needs.

Expected Learning outcomes

Upon the completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the fundamentals of front-end development (HTML/SCSS/CSS)
  • Understand basic front-end development concepts such as HTML structure and CSS stylings.
  • Write semantically correct HTML and SCSS/CSS
  • Identify problems and validate HTML errors
  • Properly set up your development folder structure
  • Customize your IDE

Course Structure

This is an introductory course, and as such, the full scope of this topic is presented. You will receive a lot of material, but you are not being tested on it. Instead, you are being challenged to absorb as much as you can for your own understanding and apply the material to the projects, you’ll be doing which are a continuation of Course 1

Software

For this course you will need:

  • Access to either a Mac or a PC
  • Figma
  • Google Fonts
  • Microsoft Teams (this will be used for both in and out-of-class communication)
  • Zoom
  • VS Code
  • Codekit / Prepros
  • Web Server

Projects:

Develop 5 weekly assignments

Develop 1 final project

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Introduction to Front-end Web/User Interface Enhancements (WDCE 9065)

Date: Winter 2024

Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Cost: $995

Course delivery: Online, live virtual

Description

Develop an understanding of the principles behind and skills in the practice of user interface (UI) enhancements. For both students with no front-end development experience and those with a small amount of development experience. Students will learn to develop enhanced user experiences that meet useability, accessibility, and intellectual property standards for digital experiences that support community information resource needs. Students will learn how to build custom navigations and apply UI animations to enrich the user experience.

Expected Learning outcomes

Upon the completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the fundamentals of front-end development (JavaScript)
  • Understand basic front-end development concepts such as variables, loops, functions/methods
  • How to properly install and use an external JavaScript library.
  • Identify coding problems, and propose solutions to those problems

Course Structure

This is an introductory course, and as such, the full scope of this topic is presented. You will receive a lot of material, but you are not being tested on it. Instead, you are being challenged to absorb as much as you can for your own understanding and apply the material to the projects, you’ll be doing which are a continuation of Course 2.

Software

For this course you will need:

  • Access to either a Mac or a PC
  • Figma
  • Google Fonts
  • Microsoft Teams (this will be used for both in and out-of-class communication)
  • Zoom
  • VS Code
  • Codekit / Prepros
  • Web Server
  • Greensock

Projects:

Enhance 5 weekly assignments

Enhance 1 final project (custom navigation, UI animations)

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Title: Map your web design and development journey. Map says start here: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, responsive design, capstone, finish

E-mail Pat Gremmel pg32@drexel.edu or call 215.895.2154 for an evaluation.

Why do you feel people can benefit from learning to code?

Gone are the days when programming was reserved for large corporations or universities, only to be studied by engineers. The necessity to code has quickly crept into every industry. Whether working for a marketing team, a medical facility, or a mom-and-pop shop, automation and web development is the future, whether one likes it or not. It's best to be ahead of the curve before the technology passes you by.
By learning to code, people open up a lot of opportunities in a field that is still one of the most in demand. They are also better able to take control of their online presence, both personally and for their company. Once someone learns to code, they can imagine what they want to happen on the screen and they will have the skills to make it happen.