Computer Training Workshops

Putting Technology into Practice.

Update your software skills with these short, hands-on workshops.

Web Design

HTML & CSS Fundamentals

Adobe Dreamweaver Fundamentals
Adobe Dreamweaver Next Steps
Adobe Photoshop

Website Maintenance: Basics
Website Maintenance: Images

Drupal
Joomla!
WordPress

 

HTML & CSS Fundamentals  COT 617

HTML and CSS are markup languages and the building blocks that make up the web and front-end development. In this course you will learn the fundamentals of HTML and CSS, with a hands-on approach that will lead you from converting a digital mock-up into a web site. The course will cover the basics of HTML, including how to add images, links, tables and create forms. You will then gain an understanding of Cascading Style Sheets and how they are used to control the visual design of the webpage, by adding styles to format text, add borders and backgrounds. You will learn how to control the layout of a webpage using CSS and be introduced to responsive design. The course includes best practices on HTML5 and CSS3.

Adobe Dreamweaver Fundamentals  COT 245

Prerequisite: Familiarity with HTML coding.

Dreamweaver is a very powerful HTML Editor program that's designed to make Web Page Design easy. Learn the basics for how to create and design great looking, professional web pages in record time. Topics include exploring the Dreamweaver environment, defining and formatting a web page, adding design elements, and working with links.

Adobe Dreamweaver Next Steps  COT 246

Prerequisite: Adobe Dreamweaver Fundamentals or equivalent.

This session builds upon the skills and knowledge presented in COT 245. Topics include working in code view, formatting with style sheets, creating an effective user-navigation system and more.

Adobe Photoshop  COT 600

In this two-day course, learn to use several tools for selecting parts of images, as well as moving, duplicating, and resizing images. You will learn to use layers, and to apply layer effects and filters to create special effects, including lighting and texture effects. Participants will leave this workshop with a firm grasp of Photoshop concepts that are applicable to almost every facet of using the application, including Web design, preparing photographic images for printing and illustration. 

Website Maintenance: Basics  COT 582

Website Maintenance Basics is a half-day introduction to the basics of updating an established website.  Students will be exposed to selected sections and commands within the Adobe Dreamweaver environment and learn how to perform basic updates like changing text, adding or updating a PDF, adding or changing an image and creating new pages based on a template.  Students will also learn how to use the “check in/check out” feature for collaborative website updating.

Website Maintenance: Images  COT 584

Updating web pages often involves manipulation of images.  In this basic course, learn about web-appropriate images,  web-graphic optimization, and basic image editing techniques in two industry standard packages.

Drupal  COT 610

As one of the three most popular Content Management Systems on the Web, Drupal is a fully functional website creation and management tool. In this half day workshop, learn how to: navigate the administrator Dashboard; add content; create and manage user roles and access; create site navigation, manipulate blocks; and add modules and templates to fill out website functionality and adjust the appearance.

Joomla!  COT 611

As one of the three most popular Content Management Systems on the Web, Joomla is a fully functional website creation and management tool. In this half day workshop, learn how to: navigate the administrator Control Panel, create a site and add articles; manage site access and user settings; create site navigation, manipulate modules; and add components and templates to fill out website functionality and adjust the appearance.

WordPress COT 612

Easily and inexpensively create a website or blog with the most popular Content Management System on the Web:  WordPress! In this full day workshop you will:  create a website using WordPress; create, edit and update pages and posts; add and adjust menus; add images and widgets; manage site and user settings; learn how to change the appearance of your site quickly with themes and learn about the vast functionality that can be added to your site by installing plugins. 

 

Web Design Workshop Recommendations:

It is recommended that individuals take "HTML & CSS Fundamentals (COT 617)", or have some knowledge of HTML prior to attending Dreamweaver workshops.  Also, if you need to maintain existing websites with Dreamweaver but not design websites, it is suggested that you enrol in the “Website Maintenance Basics (COT 582)” and the “Website Maintenance - Images (COT 584)” sessions.  In COT 245 and 246, participants are  guided through a step-by-step use of the software for creating and designing websites. 

Workshop Prerequisites: 

Participants should be proficient in using a keyboard and a mouse, and should possess familiarity with a Windows operating system (e.g. folders, files, opening and saving documents, etc.).