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  • Web Design Training

    InterSource offers live instructor-led courses on all important web design technologies, including Ajax, CSS, Dreamweaver, Expression, Google, HTML, JavaScript, and Web Accessibility.

    These live classes are offered both on client sites, at our Geneva training center, and via a Web interface.

  • About Web Design

    Web design is the skill of creating presentations of content (usually hypertext or hypermedia) that is delivered to an end-user through the World Wide Web, by way of a Web browser or other Web-enabled software like Internet television clients, microblogging clients and RSS readers.

    The intent of web design is to create a web site-a collection of electronic files that reside on a web server/servers and present content and interactive features/interfaces to the end user in form of Web pages once requested. Such elements as text, bit-mapped images (GIFs, JPEGs) and forms can be placed on the page using HTML/XHTML/XML tags. Displaying more complex media (vector graphics, animations, videos, sounds) requires plug-ins such as Adobe Flash, QuickTime, Java run-time environment, etc. Plug-ins are also embedded into web page by using HTML/XHTML tags.


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  • Course Details Web Design

    Classes are offered at client sites, at our Geneva training center, and via a live web conference. For detailed course outlines and scheduled classes, please see below.

    To book training, navigate to the course you need, then:

    • For scheduled online classes, register from the choices indicated.
    • If you need an alternative date, time or location, or if you want a live classroom course, click on “request an offer for this course,” to complete the form.

Web Design and Usability Techniques

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Course duration

  • 2 Days

Course Outline

For many new or intermediate Web designers, it's difficult to know where to start when designing a site. It's easy to make the mistake of assuming that the functionality of a site will take shape over time, or the design will fall into place as you build the site. This web usability training class provides guidance in how to plan and design functional, successful web sites.

  • Learn to gather information to create a web site.
  • Learn to create a mock-up for a site.
  • Learn to develop content for the Web.
  • Learn to perform usability testing on a Web site.
  • Learn to publicize a Web site.
  • HTML
  • CSS
  1. Planning a Web Site
    1. Determine the Site Mission
    2. Determine the Audience
    3. Choose a Domain Name
    4. Organize Content
    5. Determine Technologies for a Site
  2. Creating a Mock-up
    1. Choose Images
    2. Choose Colors
    3. Apply Design Principles
    4. Create a Mock-up
  3. Developing Readable Content for the Web
    1. Choose Fonts
    2. Improve Readability
  4. Site Testing
    1. Perform Usability Testing
    2. Validate a Site
  5. Publicize a Site
    1. Increase Search Engine Rankings
    2. Market a Site

Head First Web Design

InterSource Geneva, a premier Information Technology training firm, offers over 400 different courses on server, database and programming technologies, as well as end-user classes for the most popular office, graphics and design applications. We serve clients in Switzerland (Geneva, Lausanne, Bern, Basel, Zurich) and throughout Europe (France, Germany, Austria, Finland, Sweden, England, Netherlands, Spain, etc.).


InterSource offers custom, private courses at client sites, standard public courses in our Geneva classroom, and online training via live Web conference. Training is offered in English and many other languages (Francais, Deutsch, Espanol, Italiano.)


For an overall view of our offerings, please visit us at www.intersource.ch.