Web Design Summer Course

Web Design

This hands-on course teaches designers how to conceive, prototype and program websites. In order to better understand the possibilities and constraints of browser-based design, students learn how to build websites for desktops, tablets and mobile phones. A series of assignments culminates in a portfolio website. Participants complete the course with knowledge of HTML, CSS, Sass and GitHub, as well as improved web imaging skills, an understanding of web-based typography, and a more critical eye for design. Special emphasis is placed on user experience (UX), user interface design, information architecture and interaction design. This course is open to designers of all levels, including opportunities for intermediate and advanced students to build upon previous experience.

RISD degree students: This course offers 3 transfer credits with pre-approval from your department head or major advisor using the Prior Approval for Transfer Credit Form. Submit the signed form to the Registrar’s office and then complete the online course registration.

Technology Requirements:

  • This class will be taught through our online course management platform (CE Link).
  • This course requires access to Adobe Creative Cloud, or some of its creative tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Monthly subscriptions can be purchased from a variety of pricing plans directly from Adobe.
  • Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

Course #0742
Roy Vanegas

Online Course
June 22–July 31, 2020

Tuition $2,200
3 Credits


Roy Vanegas

Roy Vanegas: MPS, Interaction Design, New York University. Roy is a web programmer/designer and educator, teaching at various graduate schools in the NYC area, including Columbia University, Queens College and Parsons School of Design. He works full time as an advisory front end developer for IBM Design in NYC. His formal education is in computers, music, electronics and interaction design. Roy attended Columbia University before earning degrees from Hunter College and NYU.