Basic Web Design Class

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6


Download the slideshow from class ( view )

5 Basic Rules of Web Design ( view )
Good primer on web basics and some common sense info, a very quick read.

Getting Started with HTML ( view )
For reference only - this site will come in handy later on. A great one-stop resource.

Information Architecture Tutorial ( view )
A must read guide for anyone working on a medium to large or corporate web site.

11 Best Practices for URLs ( view )
Staying organized helps you and your audience.

Dreamweaver Tutorial ( view )
Dreamweaver is a very powerful and complex piece of software, you'll be more prepared for week 2 if you watch the following simulations before next week:

  • Creating a New Document
  • Inserting Tables
  • Setting Table Properties
  • Adding Color to the Page
  • Inserting Images
  • Inserting Text
  • Creating Links

Be sure to work on grouping your content items. Once you're happy with the groups, give them accurate and descriptive names.

Software Required for This Class

Adobe Photoshop Elements - Trial version ( download for Windows or Macintosh )

Macromedia Dreamweaver - Trial version ( download )

Microsoft Powerpoint Viewer ( download )
Only needed if you don't have Powerpoint


Dave Gilliss ( email )
Phone 340-332-6396