Whether you want to promote your business, host an online CV or explore a personal passion, building a website is a significant, but daunting, progression from blogging. But it's easier to master than you think.
This course is for anybody who wants a step-by-step guide to using the latest web standards – HTML5 and CSS3 – to design websites. It's a practical, no-nonsense guide to the essentials of the systems. Over the weekend you'll learn how to make your website function, and look, the way you want it to. By the end, you'll be able to build a basic framework for a website and have got to grips with all the fundamental elements like headers, paragraphs, links, images, tables and sidebars. You'll also be familiar with style and layout techniques, as well as learning some more advanced navigation effects to give your site a professional look and feel.
You'll leave having built a website, and with plenty of suggestions and directions for further learning. Students should be comfortable using computers, but no specific software knowledge is needed.
Carlo Rossi has 20 years experience in print and web design. He currently works as a web element designer at the Guardian, and as a freelance web designer.
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Welcome to Guardian masterclasses – a unique programme of learning embedded within one of the world's most forward-thinking media organisations.
Masterclasses offer a broad range of short and long courses across a variety of disciplines from creative writing, journalism, photography and design, film and digital media, music and cultural appreciation.
Harnessing the expertise and specialisms within the organisation, our courses are led by first class and award winning guardian professionals whilst also drawing on the skills and expertise of other leading figures at the forefront of the creative and digital industries.
The programme is aimed at anyone interested in personal or professional development whether that be refining your skills, focusing your ambition or simply broadening your mind and gaining inspiration.