Web Development Certificate

Recommended Pre-requisites

  • Strong computer skills including knowledge of file storage, folder creation.
  • A strong interest in web development and a desire to learn content management system concepts.

Overview
This certificate program is designed for employees who wish to design and maintain web pages for their departments. The certificate focuses on use of UAB's recommended web development tool, Joomla. Additional classes in web development languages used outside Joomla may also be available, but are not required for certificate completion.

Certificate: In order to obtain a certificate, the following items must be completed:

  1. Completion of the courses shown below.
  2. A final quiz in which participants will validate their knowledge of web site creation and management.

Introduction to HTML
This course covers the fundamentals of building a simple web page – terminology, HTML components, text, graphics and tables, and basic tags. Web page design principles are also discussed in order to assist you in creating visually pleasing web sites.

Content Creation in Joomla
If you are new to Joomla, this workshop will include an introduction to the software and the most basic tasks of editing existing content on UAB sites using the front-end interface. This workshop will feature instruction on how to edit text, add pictures, and create hyperlinks within Joomla articles using the JCE editor. Attendees will receive their own practice site for learning purposes that will be available for 2 weeks after the workshop. As time permits, an open forum will be held to answer any site specific questions concerning the front-end editing of UAB site content.

Site Navigation and Administration in Joomla
The purpose of this workshop is to provide an introduction to the Joomla administration features and examine the back-end interface. The focus of this workshop is how to add new categorization, articles, menus, modules, and users to an existing UAB website. Attendees will receive their own practice site for learning purposes that will be available for 2 weeks after the workshop. As time permits, an open forum will be held to answer any site-specific questions.

Designing Web Graphics
The purpose of this course is to give a basic introduction to some of the tools and techniques in Photoshop for developing basic graphics for the Web.

Web Project
This course summarizes the four prerequisite courses in a short, multiple choice exam. Individuals can complete the exam at any time after completing the prerequisite courses. Participant records will be manually reviewed to assure completion of all classes before the certificate is awarded. The test is self-paced and open-source. Participants may use any and all resources to complete it.

 

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