WWU offering community education course in Web design

Western Washington University’s Extended Education will offer “Web Design and Development: From Web Scripting to WordPress” beginning at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26, in Room 126 of the university’s Communications Facility.

Participants will meet weekly for two hours to explore database-driven Web capabilities and learn how to develop and maintain websites.

Information sessions about the class will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 27, and Thursday, Sept. 12, in Romm 314 of WWU’s Communications Facility.

Students will become introduced to Web design with an emphasis on essential Web-scripting languages and WordPress.

The first half of the quarter will focus on writing code. Students will write their own HTML, CSS and PHP while creating a simple multi-page website.

The second half of the quarter will focus on the use of WordPress to expand the toolkit for advanced web publishing.

This course is ideal for people who envision themselves starting their own businesses; marketing products online; designing, developing or maintaining one or more websites; or seeking employment and career skills in a web-design field, according to WWU. It is open to all community members.

Weekly class sessions will consist of lectures, discussion, guided demonstration and practice time. This course also provides the option for participants to earn two optional WWU credits.

For more information, visit www.wwu.edu/ExtendedEd , email ExtendedEd@wwu.edu or call 360-650-3308.

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