Course At A Glance
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- Credit-bearing: 3 Credits
- Classes start January, April, and August
The course is taught by the following instructor(s):
Intro to Bootstrap and Dreamweaver
Bootstrap 5 and Dreamweaver work very well together; Adobe's HTML editor provides an intuitive platform for managing the Bootstrap's extensive resources. In this session, you'll learn how to edit page content in Dreamweaver, and navigate document views, insert images and text, create links, and preview a page in a browser. You will learn how to define a site, so you can publish your project to the Web, and discover the three common ways to install the Bootstrap framework.
This week we will begin by exploring how Bootstrap uses media query ranges to adapt the display of images to the different ways that users will access your site. You will learn how containers can be used to construct page layouts and how responsive column classes can help you refine your layouts. You will learn to manipulate the vertical and horizontal alignment of rows and columns so that your pages are optimized for a range of browsers and devices.
There's nothing wrong with using Bootstrap's CSS utilities, but as a designer you'll need to develop custom CSS for your site designs. This week we will learn how to use tag, class, and ID selectors to style page elements and link states, and add custom CSS stylesheets to a Bootstrap site. You'll discover how to edit layout, type, border and and background attributes to give you fine control over content areas and explore the many advantage of Dreamweaver's CSS Designer panel.
HTML tables were developed for data display: rows and columns of facts and figures. With the advent of CSS positioning, tables regained their original purpose: representing data. In this session you'll learn how to create and edit tables in an HTML document and apply Bootstrap's table selectors, making HTML tables responsive.
Web designers who want to break out of the box need to explore CSS positioning: absolute, relative, fixed, and static. Using a combination of floats and CSS positioning, you can build virtually any layout imaginable. This week, you 'll learn how to apply absolute positioning and overlap elements using CSS and Bootstrap. To ensure your content displays as intended, we'll discuss how to manage content overflow properties and fixed and static positioning options.
jQuery, Multimedia, and Troubleshooting
In this last lecture, we'll venture beyond the bones of layout design in Bootstrap and look at some exciting (and important) extras. It's important to realize that Bootstrap sites can be enhanced with any number of add-ons from Bootstrap or other frameworks. Thus we will explore how to add a jQuery lightbox gallery and a Bootstrap image carousel to your site. Finally, because troubleshooting is a key final stage in any Web project, we'll review some essential ground rules to follow to make sure your sites are successfully launched.
Sample Student Work
What Are The Course Projects?
Projects include a favorite links/cards page, and mini sites for hairdressing, restaurant, and gardening industry, as well as music clients.
Accessibility projects focus on: Enabling text resize in the browser, using a screen reader to navigate website content, running accessibility tests using Chrome DevTools, checking tables for accessibility using a screen reader, running a color blindness accessibility test, and testing for accessibility using a keyboard.
What Software or Supplies Do I Need?
- Computer with Internet connection.
- Adobe Dreamweaver CC.
- An account with a Web hosting service. Free services are available. Your Web host must support Dreamweaver's FTP protocol.
- Adobe Photoshop or equivalent program recommended but not required.
What Will I Learn?
Students in this course can expect to learn to:
- Install the Bootstrap 5 framework and manage its assets using Dreamweaver.
- Edit page content in Dreamweaver, insert images and text, create links, and preview a page in a browser.
- Define a site in Dreamweaver and publish website content.
- Design responsive layouts in Bootstrap, using media query ranges, containers, and responsive column classes.
- Develop custom CSS styles for Bootstrap sites, using tag, class, and ID selectors to style page elements and link states.
- Edit the layout, type, border and and background attributes of page elements.
- Design responsive data tables.
- Control page layouts using absolute positioning, content overflow properties, and fixed and static positioning.
- Add multimedia features such as jQuery lightbox gallery and a Bootstrap image carousel.
- Test and troubleshoot a site to eliminate issues before it goes live.
- Tackle a range of project scenarios and create consistent, appealing web site designs.
- Classes start January, April, and August
- 3 Credit Course
- Project-Based: Exercises, Discussions, and Critiques
|Course Tuition and Fees|
|Total Course Price||$1730|
Registration fees are nonrefundable after 5 days from enrollment. All tuition includes a digital materials fee for course content.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What Are The Courses Like?
Our courses are project-based. In each course you’ll enjoy a series of lectures, projects, discussions, and critiques designed to stretch your creative skills, earning college credit for your completed course.
How Much Time Do I Need?
Classes start January, April, and August, and this course can be completed in a 15-week term. College credit from this course can be applied to a range of degree and certificate level programs at Sessions College.
Who Are The Instructors?
Our courses are developed and taught by our faculty of professional artists, designers, and photographers. This means that you’ll learn in-demand skills, get feedback on your work, and build a portfolio of creative work.
Is Sessions College accredited?
Yes. Since 2001, Sessions College has been accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).