Web Design Professional Certificate

This certificate program is offered in partnership with ed2go. Are you looking for a career that stimulates your logical and creative sides in a fast-paced, ever-changing industry? A career in web design may be what you are looking for. In this course, you will learn the technology, philosophy and proper rules to bring web creativity to life. You will also gain practical skills in the art of planning and managing the development of a web project.

Who Should Attend

Any professional interested in entering the web design field.

Certificate Completion

Upon successful completion of the program, you will earn a certificate from California State University, San Bernardino, College of Extended Learning.

Delivery Format

  • The entire program is offered online
  • Instructor-facilitated online courses
  • Start anytime during the quarter
  • Learn from the convenience of your home and at your pace

Course Information
Course No. GES 517
Units NC
Fee* $2,995

* Fees are subject to change


Training Time

330 hours; 12 months

expand I. Introduction to HTML
  1. A Quick Overview of Web Development
  2. Introduction to HTML
  3. Paragraphs, Headings and Text
  4. HTML Links
  5. HTML Images
  6. HTML Lists
  7. HTML Tables
  8. HTML Forms
expand III. Advanced CSS
  1. Positioning and Visibility
  2. Advanced CSS Page Layout
  3. CSS Shorthand Properties
  4. CSS Lists as Hierarchical Navigation
  5. CSS Background Tricks
  6. Laying out and Styling Forms with CSS
  7. CSS Best Practices
  8. Browser-compatibility Issues
expand V. Advanced JavaScript
  1. Quick JavaScript Recap
  2. Advanced Techniques
  3. Regular Expressions
  4. The HTML Document Object Model
  5. Dynamic Forms
  6. Dynamic HTML
expand VII. Color Theory
  1. Terminology
  2. Building an Efficient Color Theme
  3. Color Theory Principles
  4. Color Context
  5. Implementing Color
expand IX. Introduction to Photoshop
  1. Exploring the Photoshop Workspace
  2. Image Size and Resolution
  3. Selection Tools
  4. Painting
  5. Retouching
  6. Color Correction
  7. Advanced Layer Techniques
  8. Working with Type and Vector Shapes
  9. Designing for Web
  10. Preparing Final Art
expand XI. Managing Web Design Projects
  1. Design Process
  2. Project Scope
  3. Mock-ups
  4. Functionality Model
  5. Integration
  6. Usability and Accessibility Rules
  7. Roll-out
  8. Analysis
expand XIII. Advanced Flash
  1. Movie Clip Symbols
  2. ActionScript
  3. Working with Sound and Video
  4. Using Components
  5. Loading and Controlling Flash Content
  6. Publishing Flash Documents
expand II. Introduction to CSS
  1. Crash Course in CSS
  2. CSS Fonts
  3. CSS Text
  4. Colors and Backgrounds
  5. Custom Cursors
  6. CSS and Links
  7. Borders, Margins and Padding
  8. Styling Tables with CSS
expand IV. Introduction to JavaScript
  1. JavaScript Basics
  2. Variables, Arrays and Operators
  3. JavaScript Functions
  4. Built-In JavaScript Objects
  5. Conditionals and Loops
  6. JavaScript Form Validation
  7. Images, Windows and Timers
  8. Navigator, History and Location Objects
expand VI. Introduction to HTML5
  1. Laying out a Page with HTML5
  2. HTML5 - How We Got Here
  3. Sections and Articles
  4. HTML5 Audio and Video
  5. HTML5 Forms
  6. HTML5 Web Storage
  7. HTML5 Canvas
  8. Integrated APIs
expand VIII. Typography
  1. Anatomy
  2. Typeface vs. Font
  3. Rules for Typography
  4. Types of Typography
  5. Type Hierarchy
  6. Building an Efficient Style Guide
expand X. Introduction to Dreamweaver
  1. A Quick Overview of Web Development
  2. Getting Started with Dreamweaver
  3. Creating HTML Pages
  4. Links
  5. Images
  6. Lists
  7. Tables
expand XII. Introduction to Flash
  1. Getting Started
  2. Working with Drawing Tools
  3. Graphic Symbols and the Library
  4. Basic Animation
  5. Advanced Animation
  6. Button Symbols

Skill Sets

  • Basic Web development
  • The difference between HTML and XHTML
  • CSS syntax
  • JavaScript syntax
  • Differences between HTML5 and HTML 4
  • HTML5: new elements and attributes
  • Basic color theory principles
  • Considerations for print and web
  • Rules of typography and when/how professionals break the rules
  • Photoshop workspace and work images
  • Section 508 compliance considerations
  • Phases of the design process
  • Browser support for CSS


Must have access to a computer, Internet and an active e-mail account. Photoshop, Dreamweaver and a Flash plug-in are also required for this program.