Omniversity is running the four part web design foundations course for the second time this spring. To get you interested, we decided to have a bit of fun with it and created a music video about HTML. The video was made by MadLab’s loyal filmmaker @mariaprohyena, big thanks to @samscam for the music @DeShannon for the choreography and Hanna, Sarah and @paddysteer for knowing the moves. The course is run by a web designer @chrisdavismills:
I believe that the Web is the most important communication and expression mechanism the world has ever known. It allows anyone to communicate with others, regardless of locale, ability or any other personal considerations. That is, if it is populated by web sites that are built properly, according to best practices and guidelines.
Here is are links to all the courses. You can jump in at any level.
My first course is for complete beginners, who know nothing beyond basic computer literacy. Here I explain what the Web is and how it works, important underlying concepts such as accessibility, FTP, search engine optimization and information architecture, and have a basic play with some HTML and CSS at the end.
The second part teaches all the HTML you’ll need to make your way into web design and development with confidence! From text to tables, and links to images, this course has it all.
My third course looks at CSS, and shows you everything, from the real basic fundamentals such as selectors, text styling and the box model, to some fairly advanced techniques like web fonts, styling links and forms and multiple column layouts with floats.
This course brushes past the basics, looking at HTML5 syntax, forms and video, CSS3 bling such as linear gradients, opacity and drop shadows, and adaptive layouts using Media Queries and viewport.
Hopefully see you soon at MadLab!