Advanced Design Techniques

The Advanced Design Techniques course will enable students to become proficient in the use of premier, leading edge tools designed to create graphically rich and intuitive web sites, productions and publications. The primary focus of this course includes color and design theories, accessibility, and marketing strategies resulting in a digital portfolio.

This course is approved for one credit for Oklahoma’s Promise (OHLAP).

The Advanced Design Techniques course is aligned to the NOC ITEC 1563 Advanced Design Techniques course.

Industry Certifications

The following Brainbench exam will be utilized as end of instruction assessment:

  • Web Design for Accessibility
  • Adobe Dreamweaver


The Advanced Design Techniques course targets the following industry recognized certifications:

  • Adobe Certified Associate – Web Communication Using Adobe Dreamweaver


Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate advanced design techniques to implement dynamic Sites including scrolling text, dynamic slideshows, feedback forms, preloaders, styling dynamic text with CSS, sending e-mail from a Web Form.
  • Complete advanced web design projects with limited supervision.
  • Successfully participate in a teamwork environment to produce interactive media.
  • Define scope of work to achieve individual and group goals.
  • Develop time and activity plan to achieve objectives.
  • Incorporate dynamic elements into site design.
  • Produce interactive elements for website.
  • Apply intermediate scripting techniques for interactive design.
  • Explain and implement Web design concepts, including page layout, multimedia, font and color selection, graphic images, audience usability, file hierarchy, and navigation.
  • Manage Web site development processes.
  • Develop a Web strategy with goals and tactics to support it, and implement techniques such as mindmapping and site metaphor concepts.
  • Select and implement basic Web technologies, such as XHTML tables and frames, metadata, and Cascading Style Sheets.
  • Describe and implement advanced Web technologies, such as scripting languages, Dynamic HTML, ActionScript, Extensible Markup Language (XML), server-side technologies, Java applets, and plug-ins.
  • Identify the Internet governing organizations.
  • Understand how to research Internet standards and register a domain name.
  • Complete development of a functional Web site.
  • Compare in-house Web site hosting to hosting with an Internet Service Provider.
  • Troubleshoot and publish sites to the Web using various tools and techniques.
  • Describe various assistive technologies.
  • Identify types of disabilities and the problems associated with accessing the Web.
  • Identify accessibility guidelines as they relate to XHTML forms, frames, images, image maps, tables, text, lists, lines, multimedia, metadata and languages.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of WAI guidelines and the resources available from the WWW Consortium.
  • Identify accessibility techniques used with cascading style sheets (CSS).
  • Describe the tools available for evaluation and repair of Web site accessibility.


View Advanced Design Techniques course syllabus – Advanced Design Techniques Course Syllabus 2014.