Mobile Web Design

Companies, individuals and organizations that ignore the mobile Web user do so at their own peril! Mobile Web users are by far the fastest growing group of Internet users. This course is designed for students who wish to expand access of their company (or client's) websites to the most modern of Internet users - people who use their mobile phones and tablets to access the Internet. The emphasis is on creating Web content that displays well and plays properly on the vast and ever-growing number of mobile devices available, today and in the future.

Applicable Job Roles: web designers, webmasters, web programmers, and web application developers.

Outline
Topic 1:Introducing the Mobile Web
  • What is the Mobile Web
  • The Mobile Web User
  • HTML on the Mobile Web
  • Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) on the Mobile Web
  • JavaScript on the Mobile Web
  • Software and Utilities
Topic 2: In Depth Mobile Technology
  • Types of Mobile Devices
  • Mobile Device Operating Systems
  • Mobile Web Browsers
  • Which Devices can do what
  • Define Devices by Class
  • Mobile Detect and Adapt Systems
Topic 3: Creating Your First Mobile Site
  • Your First Mobile Web Page
  • Mobile HTML Page Structure
  • Mobile-Friendly and Mobile Specific CSS
  • CreateMobile Web Page Elements with CSS
  • Design Mobile Web Templates
Topic 4: Interactivity and Multimedia
  • Create Mobile Web Buttons and Hyperlinks
  • Create and Format Graphics for the Mobile Web
  • Create and Format Digital Video for the Mobile Web
  • Create and Format Flash Movies for the Mobile Web
Topic 5: Mobile WebKit Extensions
  • What are WebKit Extensions
  • Device Orientation
  • Artwork with WebKit Extensions
  • Special Effects with WebKit Extensions
  • Animations with WebKit Extensions
  • Other Browser-Specific Extensions
Topic 6: Advanced Mobile Web Technologies
  • Introducing Mobile CSS3
  • FormatMobile Page Elements with CSS3
  • Mobile HTML5
  • Highly Useful Mobile HTML5 Tags
  • Automate Your Mobile Sites with JavaScript
  • Server-Side Scripting with PHP
Topic 7: Automating Your Site with JavaScript
  • JavaScript Automation Basics
  • Detect Device Type with JavaScript
  • Adapt Page Content with JavaScript
  • Change Style Sheets with JavaScript
  • HTML Form Field Validation with JavaScript
Topic 8: Creating a Mobile Quiz
  • The User Interface
  • Store and Retrieve Data in Radio Buttons
  • Store and Retrieve Data in Check Boxes
  • Format Your Quiz with CSS
  • Script the Form
Bonus Week:
  • Make Your Mobile Site Search Engine Friendly
  • Createa Mobile Search Page
  • Use Mobile Blog Themes
Prerequisites
Completed 'Introduction to HTML' (H101) and 'Introduction to Cascading Style Sheets' (H151). Knowledge of computer graphics, digital video, and Flash movies would also be helpful, but by no means required.
Requirements
  • Software: Aside from a text editor, such as Windows Notepad or Mac OS TextEdit, there are no required software applications to complete this course; however, you'll find the following software useful:
    • Dreamweaver CS4 or later: You can download the latest trial version from adobe.com, but if you do, since the trial version is good for only 30 days, do not install it until the third week of the course.
    • XAMPPWeb server software. XAMPP is a free Linux Web server emulator you can use to test your Web pages. You can download it from: http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp.html . It comes in both Windows and Mac OS versions.
    • FTP client software: File Transfer Protocol, or FTP, software allows you to upload your Web page files to a Web server. You can perform this function with built-in Windows or Mac utilities, but will find this much easier with an FTP utility. You can download FileZilla for free at: http://filezilla-project.org/ . It comes in both Windows and Mac versions.
  • Webspace: You'll need a website to which you can upload your assignments. There are several free Web hosting sites available. However, many of them place ads on your pages. This can be very annoying, but if you can live with it, so can I.

Books:
Required Book HTML, CSS and JavaScript Mobile Development for Dummies

Additional information:

Your place in the course is confirmed by your payment. Introductory courses are intended for students with no experience in the subject matter and are seeking beginner level training.

Refund Policy: Please read our Terms and Refund Policy before registering for this course.

Additional Cost: Book and software might be required for the course. Read the Requirements and Book section for more information. Course fee does not include the book and software cost .

How eClasses Work:Instructors post lectures (text-based, no video or audio), reading selections, and hands-on assignments once a week in the online classroom. Students can discuss the assignments with the instructor and amongst themselves in the classroom area. This format has no set meeting time, which allows students to attend class at a time most convenient to them, yet still provides logically organized communication between class participants. Students can apply for the completion certificate after finishing the class.

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Price: $240.00
IWA Member Price: $140.00
Course No.: H104
Instructor William Harrel
Co-instructor/TA
CEUs 4
Duration 8 weeks
Cost 56
Open Courses:
- Start Date: Nov 10, 2014
(Register by: Nov 13, 2014)

Testimonials

Instructor's Profile:
InstructorWilliam Harrel has owned and operated a design firm for nearly 25 years. His company has designed and maintains hundreds of websites for several notable clients, such as the California Spine Institute and Communications Technology Watch. Harrel has written 19 books and hundreds of magazine articles on digital design and computer technology in general. His latest book, 'HTML, CSS and JavaScript Mobile Development for Dummies', focuses solely on developing Web content for mobile devices.
Before you register for this class, please read the Outline, Prerequisites, Requirements, Books, and Refund Policy sections carefully.
 

 Testimonials

Ratings
"I think the class was very informative and covered different aspects of Mobile web design. It covered PHP usage, different browser testing and was informative especially since this is my first try and mobile web design." - Myra Domigan
"Great cutting edge course, Mr. Harrell provided challenging, yet useful projects. Great insight to mobile programming." - steve bowers
"Thank you for offering this class its exactly what I needed - I dont know how you managed with so many students but you still answered all questions timely. This is one of the great Class eClasses has offered. William was patient and clarified if one had problems along the way. I learned a lot and was also very impressed with those links you gave us for weekly reading. I will surely recommend this Course to my friends." - Dorothy Wegmueller-Ngudle