What are the Top 5 Areas that a good Web Design Course must cover?
As the college sessions draw to a close and new ones start. A large number of students and freshers have taken up courses. Two of the most popular courses among these are Web Design Course and Graphic Design Course.
At DICE Academy work on a daily basis with web design & development companies – so we have put together a list things that a good web design course must have so that students are fit to work in the industry.
Here are the Top 5 technologies that a Web Design Course must cover:
- HTML & HTML 5 – Yes, we all know that all courses cover HTML/HTML5. BUT, keep in mind that just learning the tags is not enough. A web design course must teach you the very basics like “Why do we use Doctype”. The very basics are sometimes very tricky and most students fail to answers questions like – “Why do I need ‘aside’ tag in HTML 5 when I already have a div in HTML 4..whats new?”. Having personally interviewed hundreds of candidates in last 5 years, I can tell you that not a single fresher has been able to answer both these questions in an interview!
- CSS & CSS 3 Selectors – While these topics are also covered in most courses, the teachers fail to impart the core basics of css 3 attributes to students. Your web design course must cover the new CSS3 selectors. While we are on that the single most important lesson taught in a CSS class should be the Selectors. I have seen hundreds of candidates fail to answer questions on basic and advanced css selectors
- Responsive Design & Code – Did you know that more than 50% of the traffic on most popular sites these days is from mobile devices like phones & tablets? So, it becomes extremely important to learn how to make design shine on such devices. This is where responsive design comes in. The responsive design class in a web design course must cover media queries. But responsive design doesn’t stop just at media queries, the course must cover the usability aspects of the devices. This is where the UI/UX expertise of the teacher comes into play. A good web design lab must have the most used devices for testing as well
- A device Lab – A device lab is a hands-on lab where you can create and test your code on a wide range of devices like Laptops, PCs, Macs, iMacs, iPads, iPhones and Android devices. As mobile web becomes more important, the web designers and web design courses can not ignore the importance of testing on actual devices. In the near future, the websites are going to be designer primarily for mobile or similar devices and desktop is going to be just a compatibility feature. So, a web design course must teach you the intricacies and quirks of the devices
- UI/UX and Good Judgement – When making a website or a mobile website or a web application, the web designers have to many times make judgements and decisions. These decisions typically involve spacing, alignment and sizing of elements on a page. A good web design course must teach you how the interface will impact the usability. Creating good experience for the end client involves numerous good judgements from the developer and a good web design course must cover this
This list just covers the top 5 aspects. At our web design courses in DICE Academy, we cover these 5 and many more aspects. The target of these courses is to match the education level of students with the industry standards.
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