Humber’s unique project-based approach leads students in the Web Design, Development and Maintenance certificate program through the entire process of creating websites and web applications. You will build static and dynamic websites utilizing the most current versions of industry-standard applications and tools, including: Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Illustrator, as well as many others.
You will gain experience in the development of websites using technologies ranging from basic markup and styling, to sites that generate dynamic pages in the form of content management systems (CMS). Various online embedded media are explored throughout the program, as well as the animation techniques needed to bring your web creations to life.
You will create HTML5/AJAX and PHP powered web applications that render consistently across most web browsers. You will learn to design websites that follow the Responsive Design paradigm, which caters to the needs of mobile device users. Your websites, starting at the beginning of the program, will adjust to the different screen sizes and resolutions of smartphones and other mobile devices.
In addition to exploring newer and more experimental techniques, you will also be exposed to some legacy technologies such as Flash and previous versions of (X)HTML. This ensures that your skills will allow you to transform and update older websites and bring them up to modern standards.
You will plan your career and learn some of the project management techniques common within the industry. These planning and documentation skills will be applied in collaborative projects with other students and in individual projects alike. The end result will be several viable portfolio pieces, brought together by a portfolio website designed with your own personal brand.
The program ends with students presenting their professional portfolios to faculty, peers and industry professionals.