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Learn How to Create Websites in Class at JSOM

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Ever wanted to learn how to build a website from scratch or wondered how marketing on Google works?

Let me introduce you to the first course offered to business majors explaining the fundamentals in Web Design and Development for Business Applications. This course introduces students to fundamental concepts and techniques of designing and developing a responsive and user-friendly website. The fundamental elements in the course include HTML, CSS, JavaScript, domain registration, Web-hosting management, FTP, WordPress, content management system (CMS) platform, blog, search engine optimization (SEO) and Web analytics.

Students will acquire knowledge through hands-on experience with Web design tools, techniques and methods in a realistic and collaborative class setting while working toward designing the core components of a dynamic and functional website.

  • Understand and apply HTML and CSS to format Web page elements.
  • Follow the creative website design process from concept to creation.
  • Construct website architecture to organize information and display content effectively.
  • Apply visual aesthetics and hierarchy to enhance usability and user experience.
  • Register a domain, host and manage the environment.
  • Design and develop a blog while analyzing website/blog reach (Google analytics).
  • Understand writing for the Web and search engine optimization.

This course also includes a group capstone project, which gives students the ability to develop an idea of their choice from scratch using project-management tools and methodologies for team communication and timeline control to create websites.

Starting now, you can sign up to take the Web Design and Development for Business Applications course during Summer 2017. Take advantage of this opportunity to gain marketable skills and stay on top of the ever-changing and growing digital job market by learning how to create a website from scratch.

If you have any questions regarding this course, please contact the instructor, Vivek Arora, director of JSOM Web Services and Social Media at vivek.arora@utdallas.edu.

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Vivek Arora

Vivek is the Director of Web Services and Social Media. He graduated from UT Dallas with a Masters in Computer Science and is passionate about planning, designing and developing web & mobile applications inclined towards high quality user experience.
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