Design and Development for WordPress: Beyond the Blog

DESMA X 481.22C
Design and develop dynamic websites with stunning graphic design utilizing this powerful and extendable online publishing platform.
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What you will learn.

  • Explore concepts including WordPress fundamentals, creating custom themes, designing for dynamic websites, website maintenance, and extending WordPress
  • Evaluate hundreds of freely available themes that allow you to change the look and feel of a WordPress website with ease
  • Practice mobile applications and responsive design

About this course:

WordPress is a popular tool for designers and developers alike that has grown from an open source blog application to a powerful and extendable publishing platform. The WordPress community has created hundreds of freely available themes that allow you to change the look and feel of a WordPress website with ease. Modifying existing themes and creating custom ones can facilitate rapid development of dynamic websites with stunning graphic design. In this project-based course, students design and develop a dynamic website utilizing WordPress as a CMS. Concepts include WordPress fundamentals, creating custom themes, designing for dynamic websites, website maintenance, and extending WordPress.
Suggested Prerequisites

It is advisable that you complete the following (or equivalent) since they are prerequisites for Design and Development for WordPress: Beyond the Blog.

X 481.11 Photoshop I, X 481.24B Web Design I: HTML and CSS, and X 481.99W Web Design II: Javascript and jQuery or equivalent experience.

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