Web Design Essentials

For web designers, understanding typography is an important aspect of creating a great User Experience. If you work in the web design field, you need to understand typography and how to apply this technique to your UI/UX projects. This self-paced course is all about typography! You will learn the rules of typography and gain highly marketable visual communication skills.


Course Cost: $75

14 Course Hrs / 3 Month Access

Includes Certificate of Completion from Webster University


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How You Will Benefit

  • Expand your toolkit as a web designer
  • Transition from a graphic design role to web design
  • The purpose of typography
  • The difference between fonts and typefaces
  • The rules of typography and when how professionals break the rules
  • About Section 508 compliance considerations
  • How to make type flow
  • How to build a style guide for your project

Course Outline

  1. Anatomy
  2. Typeface vs. Font
  3. Rules for Typography
  4. Types of Typography
  5. Type Hierarchy
  6. Building an Efficient Style Guide

More Course Information

  • Hardware Requirements

    This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

  • Software Requirements

    • PC: Windows XP or later.
    • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
    • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
    • Microsoft Word (not included in enrollment).
    • Windows Media Player or a similar program.
    • Adobe Flash Player. Click hereClick here to download the Flash Player.
    • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click hereClick here to download the Acrobat Reader.
    • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
    • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
  • Prerequisites

    There are no prerequisites to take this course.

  • Instructional Materials

    The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

Military Spouse?

We know balancing a family is challenging and we want to help you focus on your career too. Webster University is committed to empowering the spouses of those serving our country through our online courses.

Check out MyCAA and whether you qualify!

Offered through the DoD’s Spouse Education and Career Opportunities (SECO) program, the My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) scholarship is what’s known as a workforce development program. Its benefit is simple — it gives qualified military spouses up to $4,000 in tuition assistance, which they can apply to a variety of adult education programs aimed at helping them get ready for a successful portable career. So, who qualifies for the money and who doesn’t? Primarily, MyCAA was made for spouses of junior Active Duty, Guard, or Reserve members on Title 10.

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Web Design Essentials Courses

This online, self-paced course will teach you the theory of typography and how to apply it to web design projects.