Teaching Web Design to New Students in Higher Education
How Teaching Web Design has changed
Along with the new demands on developers to learn different coding skills, and to abandon old skills in preference to new techniques, the way in which students are taught web design is also changing. The question of HTML is a big one at the moment, since many teaching bodies believe that students don’t need to learn HTML in order to create websites, thanks to new technology. Many students have no knowledge of either HTML or CSS< and instead consider only mobile or tablet web designs.
Using responsive design
The students who are learning web design will usually benefit from taking courses in graphic design, or using responsive design programs to lay out the website before them. In the past, this process of building a website was even taught to arts and literature students, to encourage them to participate in the new world. Most students these days will choose not to take web design courses. What is most significant in the debate about HTML and CSS is educating the student to navigate these two traditional web designs, so that they can create graphics using written code. Many students start with a basic design, and little understanding of the skills needed, but they are able to benefit from this task, as it gives them a greater insight into traditional web design, and a further understanding of why responsive graphics are so important to modern web users. This education not only informs them, but also helps them to create web designs in sympathy with traditional principles.
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