CIW v5: Web Design Specialist


Duration: 5 days

The Web Design Specialist course (formerly titled Design Methodology and Technology) teaches you how to design and publish Web sites. General topics include Web Site Development Essentials (such as the site development process, customer expectations, and ethical and legal issues in Web development), Web Design Elements (such as aesthetics, the site user’s experience, navigation, usability, and accessibility), Basic Web Technologies (such as basic Hypertext Markup Language [HTML], Extensible HTML [XHTML] and extended technologies, image files, GUI site development applications, site publishing, and maintenance) and Advanced Web Technologies (such as multimedia and plug-in technologies, client-side and server-side technologies, and Web databases).


CIW Foundations or equivalent experience.

What’s included?

  • Authorized Courseware
  • Intensive Hands on Skills Development with an Experienced Subject Matter Expert
  • Hands-on practice on real Servers and extended lab support 1.800.482.3172
  • Examination Vouchers & Onsite Certification Testing- (excluding Adobe and PMP Boot Camps)
  • Academy Code of Honor: Test Pass Guarantee
  • Optional: Package for Hotel Accommodations, Lunch and Transportation

With several convenient training delivery methods offered, The Academy makes getting the training you need easy. Whether you prefer to learn in a classroom or an online live learning virtual environment, training videos hosted online, and private group classes hosted at your site. We offer expert instruction to individuals, government agencies, non-profits, and corporations. Our live classes, on-sites, and online training videos all feature certified instructors who teach a detailed curriculum and share their expertise and insights with trainees. No matter how you prefer to receive the training, you can count on The Academy for an engaging and effective learning experience.


  • Instructor Led (the best training format we offer)
  • Live Online Classroom – Online Instructor Led
  • Self-Paced Video

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Overview of Design Concepts • Web Technology • The Nature of the Web • Web Design Concepts • New Technologies • Evaluating Your XHTML Skills Web Development Teams • Web Teams and Task • Web Project Management • Web Project Collaborations • Your Web Design Portfolio • Your Web Design Business Web Project Management Fundamentals • Web Project Management Phases • Project Documentation and Communication Web Site Development Process • Bottom-up Approach to Web Development • Understanding the Business Process • Defining a Web Site Vision • From Vision to Strategy • Web Site Specifications • The Metaphor • Mystery Meat Navigation • The Mindmapping Process • Creating a Web Site Wireframe • Creating a Web Page Wireframe Web Page Layout and Elements • Web Users and Site Design • Effective Web Page Layout • Branding and the Web • Color and Web Design • Fonts and Web Design Web Site Usability and Accessibility • Audience Usability and Accessibility • Defining Usability • Web Site Usability Testing • Web Page Accessibility Browsers • Browsers and Navigation • Browsers and Design Considerations • Browser Adoption • Major, Minor and Alternative Browsers • Creating Aliases with TinyURL • Utilizing CAPTCHA Navigation Concepts • Why is Navigation Critical? • Primary and Secondary NavigationNavigation Hierarchy • Site Structure, URLs and File Names • Familiar Navigation Conventions • Guided Navigation • Navigation Action Plan Web Graphics • Web Site Images; Digital Imaging Concepts • Raster vs. Vector Graphics • Graphic Applications • Image File Formats; Creating and Optimizing Images • Essential Graphic Design Concepts Multimedia and the Web • Multimedia and Web Sites • Current Multimedia Capabilities • Animation, Audio, Video and the Web • Goals of a Multimedia Site • Multimedia Site Design Basics • User Interaction • Selecting Multimedia Elements Ethical and Legal Issues in Web Development • Ethics and Law in Web Development • Ethical Issues and the Web • Legal Issues and the Web HTML and the Evolution of Markup • Function of Markup Languages • SGML: A Short History • What is HTML? • HTML Goals • The HTML Standard • HTML 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 3.2, • HTML 4.0, 4.01 • Separating Format from Structure in HTML • Extensible HTML (XHTML) • Reference Sites for Web Developers XML and XHTML • What is XML? • XML Goals • What is an XML Document? • Rules for Well-Formed XML • HTML Transition to XML • What is XHTML? • Applying a Single Standard Consistently Web Page Structure—Tables and Framesets • Creating Structure with X/ HTML Tables • Diagramming a Basic X/ HTML Table • Borderless Web Page Structure • X/ HTML Frames and Framesets • The X/HTML Tag • The X/ HTML Tag • Targeting Hyperlinks in X/ HTML • The X/ HTML Tag Cascading Style Sheets • Style Sheets • Cascading Style Sheets • Defining and using Styles • Changeable Style Attributes • Style Guides • Changes from CSS1 to CSS2 • Page Layout with CSS • The CSS Box Model • Document Flow and Positioning • CSS Positioning Schemes Site Content and Metadata • Written Web Site Content • Internet Marketing & Search Engine Optimization • (SEO) • Metadata • The Tag and Document Identification • The Tag and Search Engines • The Tag and Delayed File Change Site Development with Microsoft Expression Web 3—Introduction • The Transition from FrontPage • Microsoft Expression Web 3 • Expression Web Views • Expression Web Menus and Toolbars • Opening Web Sites and Files in Expression Web • Developing W3C-Compliant Code Site Development with Expression Web 3— Basic Features • Page Layout Options in Expression Web • Creating a New Web Site Using Expression Web • Page Layout with CSS • Inserting Images with Expression Web • Creating Hyperlinks with Expression Web • Creating Image Maps with Expression Web • Creating Navigation Bars Using CSS • Expression Web’s Dynamic Web Templates • Pasting Formatted Text with Expression Web • Pasting X/ HTML content with Expression Web Site Development with Expression Web 3— Advanced Features • Expression Web Styles • Adding Interactivity to Web Pages • Creating Web Forms with Expression Web • Connecting to Databases & Web Reports • Options for Replacing Old Webbots Site Development with Adobe Dreamweaver CS5—Introduction • Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 • Dreamweaver Layout Options Site Development with Dreamweaver CS5— Basic Features • Page Layout in Dreamweaver • Creating Image Maps in Dreamweaver • Creating Templates in Dreamweaver • Importing Content in Dreamweaver Advanced Features • Rollover Images in Dreamweaver • Dreamweaver Web Forms • Dreamweaver Behaviors • Dreamweaver Assets in Library • Editing X/ HTML in Dreamweaver • Jump Menus in Dreamweaver • Site Search Forms in Dreamweaver • Adobe Exchange Creating Web Pages Using Open-Source Tools • Open-Source GUI Editors • GUI HTML Editors • Open-Source Text Editors • Creating a Static Web Page • Using Templates • Checking Spelling Image Editing with Adobe Fireworks CS5 • Adobe Fireworks CS5 • Creating an Image Document in Fireworks • Adding Text to Images in Fireworks • Cropping Images in Fireworks • Image Layers in Fireworks • Image States in Fireworks • Transparent Images in Fireworks • Image Slices in Fireworks Multimedia with Adobe Flash Professional CS5 • The History of Flash • Flash Technology Features • Developing with Flash • Flash Shapes • Color and Fills in Flash • Multimedia with Flash Professional CS5—Timeline, Layers, Symbols and Buttons • Flash Timeline • Flash Layers • Saving and publishing Flash Movie • Flash Symbols • Flash Buttons • Customizing the Flash Library Multimedia with Flash Professional CS5— Tweens • Flash Tweens • Motion Tweens in Flash • Shape Tweens in Flash • Tweening Text in Flash Multimedia with Flash Professional CS5—Movie Clips • Flash Movie Clips • Adding Sound to Flash Files • Adding Flash Movies to X/ HTML Files • Testing for the Flash Player Plug-In Multimedia with Flash Professional CS5— ActionScript, Masks and Practical Uses • Flash ActionScript & Mask Layers in Flash • Using SWF and SVG Files on the Web • Flash and Accessibility JavaScript and DHTML Fundamentals • Why Script? • JavaScript and Common Programming Concepts • What is JavaScript? • JavaScript vs. Other Languages • Embedding JavaScript into X/ HTML • Using JavaScript to Communicate with the User • JavaScript Functions • Using JavaScript for Browser Detection • Dynamic HTML (DHTML) Plug-Ins and Java Applets • Plug-In Technology and Installation • Adobe Shockwave and Flash Players • Adobe Reader • RealNetworks RealPlayer • Rich Media Content • Creating a Downloadable File • Introduction to Java • Java Applets and Animation • Applets Authorizing Tools and Resources HTTP Servers and Web Applications • What is an HTTP Server? • accessing Servers and Services • Basic HTTP Server Administration • Server-Side Technologies • Web Servers and Cookies • Enabling, Disabling and Detecting Cookies • Setting Cookie Files • XML and Web Applications • Syndicated Feeds Databases • Web Design and Databases • Database Anatomy • Database Queries • Database Management System (DBMS) • Connecting Web Pages to Databases • Database Tools, Products and Programs Web Site Publishing and Maintenance • Web Site Testing • Web Site Publishing • Web Site Hosting • Web Publishing with an FTP Client • Web Publishing with Expression Web • Publishing with Dreamweaver • Comparing Web Publishing Tools • Maintenance Web Sites • Web Server and Web Site Security