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 using the “Transfer Credit Prior Approval for Major/Non Major Credit” form, found on the Registrar’s Office Forms page. Submit the signed form to the Registrar’s office and then complete the online course registration.
June 21–July 27, 2021 (no class July 5)
Mondays + Tuesdays, 10 am–1 pm ET