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1D0-520 : CIW: Web Design Specialist

1D0-520
CIW: Web Design Specialist
ISBN : 978-1-61691-706-7
Gain hands-on expertise in CIW Web Design Specialist certification exam by Web Design Specialist course. CIW Web Design Specialist  certification program validates the skills and expertise of IT professional in the following domains: Site Development Essentials; Web Design Elements; Basic Web Technologies; and Advanced Web Technologies. The Web Design Specialist exam covers how to design and publish Web sites; Web Site Development Essentials; Basic Web Technologies and Advanced Web Technologies.

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Quizzes
989+
Flashcards
74+
Glossary of terms
74+
Lessons
34+

Test Prep & Practice Questions

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Pre-assessments Questions
70+
Full Length Tests
4+
Post-Assessments Questions
311+

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Full Remediation

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Unlimited Practice

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live lab
159+

Hands on Activities

Overview of Web Design Concepts

Web Development Teams

Web Project Management Fundamentals

Web Site Development Process

Web Page Layout and Elements

Web Site Usability and Accessibility

Browsers

Navigation Concepts

Web Graphics

Multimedia and the Web

Ethical and Legal Issues in Web Development

HTML and the Evolution of Markup

XML and XHTML

Web Page Structure — Tables and Framesets

Cascading Style Sheets

Site Content and Metadata

Site Development with Microsoft Expression Web 4 — Introduction

Site Development with Expression Web 4 — Basic Features

Site Development with Expression Web 4 — Advanced Features

Site Development with Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 — Introduction

Site Development with Dreamweaver CS6 — Basic Features

Site Development with Dreamweaver CS6 — Advanced Features

Creating Web Pages Using Open-Source Tools

Image Editing with Adobe Fireworks CS6

Multimedia with Adobe Flash Professional CS6

Multimedia with Flash Professional CS6 — Timeline, Layers, Symbols and Buttons

Multimedia with Flash Professional CS6 — Tweens

Multimedia with Flash Professional CS6 — Movie Clips

Multimedia withFlash Professional CS6 — ActionScript, Masks and Practical Uses

JavaScript and DHTML Fundamentals

Plug-Ins and Java Applets

HTTP Servers and Web Applications

Databases

Web Site Publishing and Maintenance

Exam Information

The Web Design Specialist course teaches you how to design and publish Web sites. General topics include Web Site Development Essentials (such as the site development process, customer expectations, and ethical and legal issues in Web development), Web Design Elements (such as aesthetics, the site user's experience, navigation, usability and accessibility), Basic Web Technologies (such as basic Hypertext Markup Language [HTML], Extensible HTML [XHTML] and extended technologies, image files, GUI site development applications, site publishing and maintenance) and Advanced Web Technologies (such as multimedia and plug-in technologies, client-side and server-side technologies, and Web databases).

Career Prospects
  • Web Designers
  • IT Professionals
  • Internet Consultants
  • Marketing Professionals
  • Web and Graphic Artists
  • Business Professionals
Exam FAQs
How many questions are asked in the exam?
The exam contains 70 questions.
What is the duration of the exam?
75 minutes
What is the passing score?
70%

Table of Content

Here's What you will Learn

Lesson 1: Overview of Web Design Concepts

  • Web Technology
  • The Nature of the Web
  • Web Design Concepts
  • New Technologies
  • Evaluating Your XHTML Skills
  • Lesson Summary
  • Optional Lab

Lesson 2: Web Development Teams

  • Web Teams and Tasks
  • Web Project Management
  • Web Project Collaboration
  • Your Web Design Portfolio
  • Your Web Design Business
  • Lesson Summary
  • Optional Lab

Lesson 3: Web Project Management Fundamentals

  • Web Project Management Phases
  • Project Documentation and Communication
  • Lesson Summary
  • Optional Lab

Lesson 4: Web Site Development Process

  • Bottom-Up Approach to Web Development
  • Understanding the Business Process
  • Defining a Web Site Vision
  • From Vision to Strategy
  • Web Site Specifications
  • The Metaphor
  • Mystery Meat Navigation
  • The Mindmapping Process
  • Creating a Web Site Wireframe
  • Creating a Web Page Wireframe
  • Lesson Summary
  • Optional Lab

Lesson 5: Web Page Layout and Elements

  • Web Users and Site Design
  • Effective Web Page Layout
  • Branding and the Web
  • Color and Web Design
  • Fonts and Web Design
  • Lesson Summary
  • Optional Lab

Lesson 6: Web Site Usability and Accessibility

  • Audience Usability and Accessibility
  • Defining Usability
  • Web Site Usability Testing
  • Web Page Accessibility
  • Lesson Summary
  • Optional lab

Lesson 7: Browsers

  • Browsers and Navigation
  • Browsers and Design Considerations
  • Browser Adoption
  • Major, Minor and Alternative Browsers
  • Creating Aliases with TinyURL
  • Utilizing CAPTCHA
  • Lesson Summary
  • Optional lab

Lesson 8: Navigation Concepts

  • Why Is Navigation Critical?
  • Primary and Secondary Navigation
  • Navigation Hierarchy
  • Site Structure, URLs and File Names
  • Familiar Navigation Conventions
  • Guided Navigation
  • Navigation Action Plan
  • Lesson Summary
  • Optional lab

Lesson 9: Web Graphics

  • Web Site Images
  • Digital Imaging Concepts
  • Raster vs. Vector Graphics
  • Graphics Applications
  • Image File Formats
  • Creating and Optimizing Images
  • Essential Graphic Design Concepts
  • Lesson Summary
  • Optional lab

Lesson 10: Multimedia and the Web

  • Multimedia and Web Sites
  • Current Multimedia Capabilities
  • Animation and the Web
  • Audio and the Web
  • Video and the Web
  • Goals of a Multimedia Site
  • Multimedia Site Design Basics
  • User Interaction
  • Selecting Multimedia Elements
  • Lesson Summary
  • Optional lab

Lesson 11: Ethical and Legal Issues in Web Development

  • Ethics and Law in Web Development
  • Ethical Issues and the Web
  • Legal Issues and the Web
  • Lesson Summary
  • Optional Lab

Lesson 12: HTML and the Evolution of Markup

  • Function of Markup Languages
  • SGML: A Short History
  • What Is HTML?
  • HTML Goals
  • The HTML Standard
  • HTML 1.0 and 2.0
  • HTML 3.0 and 3.2
  • HTML 4.0 and 4.01
  • Separating Format from Structure in HTML
  • Extensible HTML (XHTML)
  • Reference Sites for Web Developers
  • Lesson Summary
  • Optional lab

Lesson 13: XML and XHTML

  • What Is XML?
  • XML Goals
  • What Is an XML Document?
  • Rules for Well-Formed XML
  • HTML Transition to XML
  • What Is XHTML?
  • Applying a Single Standard Consistently
  • Lesson Summary
  • Optional Lab

Lesson 14: Web Page Structure — Tables and Framesets

  • Creating Structure with X/HTML Tables
  • Diagramming a Basic X/HTML Table
  • Borderless Web Page Structure
  • X/HTML Frames and Framesets
  • The X/HTML <frameset> Tag
  • The X/HTML <frame> Tag
  • Targeting Hyperlinks in X/HTML
  • The X/HTML <noframes> Tag
  • Lesson Summary
  • Optional lab

Lesson 15: Cascading Style Sheets

  • Style Sheets
  • Cascading Style Sheets
  • Defining and Using Styles
  • Changeable Style Attributes
  • Style Guides
  • Changes from CSS1 to CSS2
  • Page Layout with CSS
  • The CSS Box Model
  • Document Flow and Positioning
  • CSS Positioning Schemes
  • Lesson Summary
  • Optional Lab

Lesson 16: Site Content and Metadata

  • Written Web Site Content
  • Internet Marketing and Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Metadata
  • The <meta> Tag and Document Identification
  • The <meta> Tag and Search Engines
  • The <meta> Tag and Delayed File Change
  • Lesson Summary
  • Optional lab

Lesson 17: Site Development with Microsoft Expression Web 4 — Introduction

  • The Transition from FrontPage
  • Microsoft Expression Web 4
  • Expression Web Views
  • Expression Web Menus and Toolbars
  • Opening Web Sites and Files in Expression Web
  • Developing W3C-Compliant Code with Expression Web
  • Lesson Summary

Lesson 18: Site Development with Expression Web 4 — Basic Features

  • Page Layout Options in Expression Web
  • Creating a New Web Site Using Expression Web
  • Page Layout with CSS
  • Inserting Images with Expression Web
  • Creating Hyperlinks with Expression Web
  • Creating Image Maps with Expression Web
  • Creating Navigation Bars Using CSS
  • Expression Web's Dynamic Web Templates
  • Pasting Formatted Text with Expression Web
  • Pasting X/HTML content with Expression Web
  • Lesson Summary
  • Optional lab

Lesson 19: Site Development with Expression Web 4 — Advanced Features

  • Expression Web Styles
  • Adding Interactivity to Web Pages
  • Creating Web Forms with Expression Web
  • Connecting to Databases
  • Expression Web Reports
  • Options for Replacing Old Webbots
  • Lesson Summary
  • Optional Lab

Lesson 20: Site Development with Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 — Introduction

  • Adobe Dreamweaver CS6
  • Dreamweaver Layout Options
  • Lesson Summary
  • Optional lab

Lesson 21: Site Development with Dreamweaver CS6 — Basic Features

  • Page Layout in Dreamweaver
  • Creating Image Maps in Dreamweaver
  • Creating Templates in Dreamweaver
  • Importing Content in Dreamweaver
  • Lesson Summary
  • Optional Lab

Lesson 22: Site Development with Dreamweaver CS6 — Advanced Features

  • Rollover Images in Dreamweaver
  • Dreamweaver Web Forms
  • Dreamweaver Behaviors
  • Dreamweaver Assets and Library
  • Editing X/HTML in Dreamweaver
  • Jump Menus in Dreamweaver
  • Site Search Forms in Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Exchange
  • Lesson Summary
  • Optional lab

Lesson 23: Creating Web Pages Using Open-Source Tools

  • Open-Source GUI Editors
  • GUI HTML Editors vs. Text Editors
  • Open-Source Text Editors
  • Creating a Static Web Page
  • Using Templates
  • Checking Spelling
  • Lesson Summary
  • Optional Lab

Lesson 24: Image Editing with Adobe Fireworks CS6

  • Adobe Fireworks CS6
  • Creating an Image Document in Fireworks
  • Adding Text to Images in Fireworks
  • Cropping Images in Fireworks
  • Image Layers in Fireworks
  • Image States in Fireworks
  • Transparent Images in Fireworks
  • Image Slices in Fireworks
  • Lesson Summary
  • Optional lab

Lesson 25: Multimedia with Adobe Flash Professional CS6

  • The History of Flash
  • Flash Technology Features
  • Developing with Flash
  • Flash Shapes
  • Color and Fills in Flash
  • Lesson Summary
  • Optional Lab

Lesson 26: Multimedia with Flash Professional CS6 — Timeline, Layers, Symbols and Buttons

  • Flash Timeline
  • Flash Layers
  • Saving and Publishing Flash Movies
  • Flash Symbols
  • Flash Buttons
  • Customizing the Flash Library
  • Lesson Summary
  • Optional lab

Lesson 27: Multimedia with Flash Professional CS6 — Tweens

  • Flash Tweens
  • Motion Tweens in Flash
  • Shape Tweens in Flash
  • Tweening Text in Flash
  • Lesson Summary
  • Optional Lab

Lesson 28: Multimedia with Flash Professional CS6 — Movie Clips

  • Flash Movie Clips
  • Adding Sound to Flash Files
  • Adding Flash Movies to X/HTML Files
  • Testing for the Flash Player Plug-In
  • Lesson Summary
  • Optional lab

Lesson 29: Multimedia withFlash Professional CS6 — ActionScript, Masks and Practical Uses

  • Flash ActionScript
  • Mask Layers in Flash
  • Using SWF and SVG Files on the Web
  • Flash and Accessibility
  • Lesson Summary
  • Optional Lab

Lesson 30: JavaScript and DHTML Fundamentals

  • Why Script?
  • JavaScript and Common Programming Concepts
  • What Is JavaScript?
  • JavaScript vs. Other Languages
  • Embedding JavaScript into X/HTML
  • Using JavaScript to Communicate with the User
  • JavaScript Functions
  • Using JavaScript for Browser Detection
  • Dynamic HTML (DHTML)
  • Lesson Summary
  • Optional lab

Lesson 31: Plug-Ins and Java Applets

  • Plug-In Technology
  • Plug-In Installation
  • Adobe Shockwave and Flash Players
  • Adobe Reader
  • RealNetworks RealPlayer
  • Rich Media Content
  • Creating a Downloadable File
  • Introduction to Java
  • Java Applets
  • Applets and Animation
  • Applet Authoring Tools and Resources
  • Lesson Summary
  • Optional Lab

Lesson 32: HTTP Servers and Web Applications

  • What Is an HTTP Server?
  • Accessing Servers and Services
  • Basic HTTP Server Administration
  • Server-Side Technologies
  • Web Servers and Cookies
  • Enabling, Disabling and Deleting Cookies
  • Setting Cookie Files
  • XML and Web Applications
  • Syndicated Feeds
  • Lesson Summary
  • Optional Lab

Lesson 33: Databases

  • Web Design and Databases
  • Database Anatomy
  • Database Queries
  • Database Management System (DBMS)
  • Connecting Web Pages to Databases
  • Database Tools, Products and Programs
  • Lesson Summary
  • Optional Lab

Lesson 34: Web Site Publishing and Maintenance

  • Web Site Testing
  • Web Site Publishing
  • Web Site Hosting
  • Web Publishing with an FTP Client
  • Web Publishing with Expression Web
  • Web Publishing with Dreamweaver
  • Comparing Web Publishing Tools
  • Maintaining Web Sites
  • Web Server and Web Site Security
  • Lesson Summary
  • Optional lab

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