Web Design and Production

Our students learn to code HTML5 and CSS3 by hand. We stress a mobile-first responsive web design workflow.

In the first half of the summer semester, the students acquire the foundational skills of web design. These skills—combined with the graphic design, illustration, photoshop, typography, and writing skills developed in the first two terms—allow the production of visually sophisticated web sites, such as these samples from the 2013 class.

One requirement of the major assignments in this part of the program is that student projects work on desktop, tablet, and phone displays, adapting fluidly to an exceptionally fast-changing landscape of viewports. 

In the second half of the summer, the students learn to work with, and design for, content management systems. In the course of doing so, they produce the WordPress theme that powers LangaraPRM.com. As well, they convert designs made in the first half of the semester into responsive themes that will power their own portfolio sites. 

The designs shown below were made by students within five or six weeks of the start of the web design classes.

Mona Struthers Porfolio Site

Mona Struthers Portfolio Site Design June 2013

Carolyn Lee Porfolio Site Screenshot

Carolynn Lee Portfolio Site Design June 2013

Janis Letchumanan Porfolio Site Screenshot

Janis Letchumanan Portfolio Site Design June 2013

Janis Letchumanan PRM Mockup

Janis Letchumanan Pacific Rim Magazine Site Design June 2013

Mona Struthers PRM Mockup

Mona Struthers Pacific Rim Magazine Site Design June 2013