Introduction to Web Design

online short course

R5 200.00 R4 680.00

course fees

10 weeks


4-5 hours

effort per week



Front-End Development includes an array of intricate technologies that will require you to understand the basics of HTML and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). This course will equip you with the knowledge to deepen your understanding about the basic concepts of Front-End Development as a first step into App Development and/or Full Stack Development.

why should you enrol for this course?

If you are a beginner or if you want to master additional skills as a front-end developer, the best place to start is with understanding the concept of HTML. This course is ideal for beginners, who have questions about the fundamental principles of coding. This course will provide you with the key principles and digital skills required to find employment in the tech industry.

0 | Orientation Module

1 | An Introduction to HTML Formatting Text, Comments and Symbols

2 | HTML: Using HTML to Display Images and Creating Links

3 | Introduction to HTML Form Basics and Tables, and Adding Media to HTML

4 | CSS: Introduction to External Files and Putting It All Together

5 | CSS: Adding Borders and Background Styling of Hyperlinks

6 | CSS: Introduction to CSS Classes ID Elements and Menus

7 | CSS: Responsive HTML and Styling HTML Tables

8 | JAVASCRIPT: Introduction To JavaScript

9 | Wrap Up

course video

Umar Randeree & Waldon Hendricks

course author

Umar Randeree | Author
Umar Randeree is a BSc Computer Science graduate. He has spent his career working his way up from computer technician to science developer, taking on various roles that ranged from customer (and later senior) engineer to senior system support, operation and training manager, and technical project manager. Umar has experience working for software companies, as well as in the marketing field as a web- and backend developer. He has spent a number of years tutoring and lecturing.

Six years ago, Umar co-founded a start-up teaching people how to code using an offline platform. The aim was to create a place for people to learn to code without the need for an internet connection. Umar is passionate about coding and the computer science field, especially teaching these skills to others.

Waldon Hendricks | Co-Author / Moderator
Waldon Hendricks holds a Master’s degree in Information Technology. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Network, and a National Diploma in Information Technology, from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town, South Africa.

In addition, Mr Hendricks obtains professional certifications such as Huawei Certified Network Associate, Cisco Certified Network Associate. He specialises in server configuration and administration, front-end development languages, web server administration, and databases management. Mr Hendricks has over 10 years of experience in the Information Systems and Technologies field. As a lecturer, he focuses on training and development in the areas of network administration, server administration and programming. He is currently a doctoral student in Information and Communication Technology, specialising in security and big data with mobile web applications.

Online Course Facilitator

This online short learning programme will be facilitated by an industry subject matter expert, who will share their experience and in-depth knowledge throughout the programme. Your Online Course Facilitator will contribute to Discussion Forums and provide you with in-depth feedback on all your assessments.

What will you need?
Basic requirements To successfully access and complete this course, you will be required to have a registered email account, access to a computer/laptop/tablet and stable internet connection. You will be required to be familiar with using a computer as you may need to be able to read and download documents in Adobe PDF Reader, view Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, and read and create documents in Microsoft Word. Please note: Google and YouTube may be used in our online course delivery. If any of these services are blocked in your jurisdiction, you may have difficulty in accessing our course content.
How will you learn?
Our online short learning programmes are broken into self-paced manageable modules, designed to assist you throughout your learning process through diverse learning activities:
  • Work through all your interactive course notes
  • Review supplementary resources
  • Apply what you have learned in each module with the self-grading quizzes and assignment submissions
  • View a range of course video lectures presented by our Subject Matter Experts and infographics
  • Collaborate and interact with your fellow participants via the discussion forum
What will you gain?
On the successful completion of this short learning programme, you will get the recognition of your knowledge and skills with a Damelin Certificate of Competence. You will be required to complete a series of assessments that will be facilitated through our Online Campus. All your course assessments and submissions will be available to you in your course handbook. Your course handbook will be made available once you commence your short learning programme. Your Certificate of Competence will be issued in your registered name and couriered to you at no additional cost.
Academic and Technical Support
With the freedom that online education brings, Damelin Future Studies students can upskill in their own time, from almost anywhere on earth. Well, anywhere where the internet is accessible, that is. But although our students may roam far and wide, they are never far out of our mind. Each course is assigned its own Online Academic Tutor, who is ready and waiting to guide and assist their learners throughout their learning experience.

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