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Advanced Web Authoring

This short course in advanced web authoring will develop your expertise in creating and publishing professional quality websites, using industry-standard web authoring tools. It will build on the HTML5 and CSS3 skills developed in Introduction to Web Authoring.

Indicative syllabus

  • Authoring tool basics: creating websites using a range of techniques to ensure that websites can be maintained and conform to standards
  • Libraries, stylesheets, templates
  • Standards: HTML5, CSS3
  • Browser differences
  • Semantic structure
  • Accessibility: optimising site accessibility, building accessible tables and forms in XHTML
  • Management tools for publishing websites
  • Tools: validation, accessibility and browser compatibility testing

Prerequisites: Introduction to Web Authoring or equivalent; a good knowledge of authoring with HTML and some knowledge of CSS; a good knowledge of web design: colour theory, font management, page layout.

This course is currently being run online.

15 credits at level 5

  • Entry requirements

    Entry requirements

    Most of our short courses have no formal entry requirements and are open to all students. You may have to fulfil specific prerequisites for some intermediate-level or advanced-level courses, but these will be specified where relevant.

    This short course has prerequisite(s). If you try to enrol on this short course without completing the prerequisite(s), you will not be able to complete your enrolment. Please contact us if you would like further information

    As part of the enrolment process, you may be required to submit a copy of a suitable form of ID.

    International students who wish to come to the UK to study a short course can apply for a Visitor visa. Please note that it is not possible to obtain a Student visa to study a short course.

  • How to apply

    How to apply

    You enrol directly onto the classes you would like to take, using the Enrol Now link below. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis - so apply early. If you wish to take more than one short course, you can select each one separately and then enrol onto them together via our online application portal. There is usually no formal selection process, although some modules may have prerequisites and/or other requirements, which will be specified where relevant.

First class: Tue 19-Jan-21 6pm-9pm

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First class: Thu 06-May-21 6pm-9pm

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Please note that timetables are not yet confirmed for short courses starting in the Spring or Summer terms