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Web Design Capstone Project

Web Design Capstone Project

The Web Design capstone project is a complete client project in Web design, from concept to the final presentation of a series of client pieces. Students work closely with the department head using a full project brief to create information design concepts, a complete Web site and associated graphics, and a banner advertisement. The project is executed in three stages with feedback and a discussion at each stage. Students are expected to discuss, present, and critique their work with the highest level of professionalism, and implement research strategies that contribute to the overall finished project.

Web design capstone 
Create a responsive Web site for a theater group

A portfolio project for Web Design majors

Instructor-Led Course

Feedback from design professionals

Creative Projects

Stretch your skills, grow your portfolio

Learn at Your Own Pace

Self-paced and scheduled programs available

Course Outline

1 - Choosing a Client/Site Planning and Architecture

You will begin the project with some site planning and architecture and a rough marketing concept, all of which you will submit for initial feedback.

2 - Site Design Elements

You will later produce a mood board demonstrating your color palette, type choices, and image choices, plus a home page mockup design and a marketing plan and ad design.

3 - Creating Your Final Deliverables

Optimize your graphics and create a complete Web site, with interactivity usability testing. You are expected to present your final work professionally and write a presentation that details your thought process and design techniques.

Course Outcomes

Students in this course can expect to learn to:

  • Research design concepts for a Web site and marketing campaign.
  • Develop and present research into competitor websites.
  • Develop and present a site map, home page wireframe, and home page mockup.
  • Develop and present a promotional concept for a website.
  • Develop a design system (color, typography, and layout) based on research and client information.
  • Create or edit professional level images for the Web site project.
  • Develop and present a detailed marketing plan and at least one visual advertising design.
  • Develop and publish a website using standards-compliant HTML, CSS, and any other coding.
  • Conduct and present basic usability testing on the site and correct any issues.
  • Design professional-level web page layouts with attention to usability: consistent navigation, clear visual hierarchy, and intuitive interface design.
  • Present your project utilizing critical thinking ability, professional presentation skills, and the ability to explain your creative process.

Course Registration

Interested in this course? This course is available to students enrolled in the Associate of Occupational Studies program.

Software and Supplies

To take this course you'll need:

  • Computer with Internet connection.
  • Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Dreamweaver or equivalent programs.
  • HTML, CSS, and JavaScript experience and familiarity with the above software.
  • An account with an ad-free Web hosting service.

Who’s Teaching

Course developed by Piper Nilsson

Student Feedback

Very exciting and engaging course! I liked the application of all things I've learned, not just in web design but from my previous studies in digital media as well.

Austin Verburg, Associate Degree in Web Design

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Related Programs

Did you know? You can take this course as part of an award-winning certificate or degree program.

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