Site Development Associate

The CIW Site Development Associate course prepares candidates to take the CIW Site Development Associate exam, which, if passed, earns the individual the CIW Site Development Associate certification. Once you have earned this certification, you are better prepared to begin the CIW Web Design Specialist program.

CIW Site Development


No prior experience using the Internet, developing Web pages or configuring networks is necessary. However, students should be familiar with an operating system such as Microsoft Windows 7 before taking this course. The CIW Web Foundations courseware does not provide entry-level computer literacy. Rather, it builds upon computer literacy training and certifications such as Microsoft Office Specialist (

Technical Requirements


Markup Language and Site Development Essentials

  • Creating Web Pages
  • Mobile and Cloud Issues
  • Text Editors and Markup Languages
  • Graphical User Interface (GUI) Editors
  • History of Markup Languages
  • The HTML Web Development
  • Trifecta: HTML5, CSS and JavaScript
  • Web Site Development Principles
  • Hosting and Web Service Providers
  • The Habitat for Humanity Web Site

HTML5 Coding

  • Introduction to Using HTML
  • Elements and Markup Tags
  • Document Structure Tags
  • Web Site File Structure
  • Preparing Your Development Environment
  • Paragraph Formatting and Block-Level Elements
  • Text-Level Elements
  • Lists
  • Good Coding Practice

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and Graphical Elements

  • Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
  • Separating Content in HTML
  • Images in Web Pages
  • HTML Entities
  • Specifying Colors
  • Page Colors and Backgrounds
  • Specifying Font Information
  • Web Design Issues
  • HTML5 and Older Browsers


  • Introduction to Hyperlinks
  • The Anchor Element
  • Creating Local Hyperlinks
  • Creating External Hyperlinks
  • Using Images as Hyperlinks
  • Creating Internal Links
  • Managing Hyperlinks

HTML Tables

  • Introduction to HTML Tables
  • CSS Properties for All Table Elements
  • Table and Data Alignment Options
  • Height and Width of Table Elements
  • Column and Row Spanning
  • HTML Tables vs. CSS Page Structure
  • Web Forms
  • Introduction to Web Forms
  • Web Forms and CGI
  • HTML5 and Forms
  • Basic Tags for Creating Web Forms
  • Web Form Fields

Video, Audio and Image Techniques

  • Introduction to Web Video, Audio and Image Techniques
  • The Extending HTML
  • Extending HTML
  • Server-Side and Client-Side Languages
  • Server-Side Languages
  • Client-Side Languages
  • Dynamic HTML (DHTML)
  • Document Object Model (DOM)
  • HTML5 APIs
  • Canvas
  • Offline Web Application
  • Geolocation
  • Drag-and–Drop Functionality
  • Web Application Frameworks
  • Connecting to a Database

GUI HTML Editors and Mobile Web Sites

  • Introduction to GUI HTML Editors
  • Types of GUI Editors
  • GUI HTML Editor Functionality
  • Creating Web Pages with a GUI Editor
  • HTML Text Editors vs. GUI Editors
  • Previewing Pages and Validating Code
  • Web Site Publishing
  • Developing Web Pages for Mobile Devices
  • Mobile Apps vs. Mobile Web Sites
  • Converting a Web site for Mobile Users
  • Working with Web 2.0

Web Site Development for Business

  • Developing a Business Web Site
  • E-Commerce Considerations
  • Internet Marketing and Search
  • Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • E-Commerce Payment Technologies
  • Working in a Global Environment
  • Databases and Web Pages
  • Optimizing the Impact of the Web Page
  • Front-End Issues
  • File Formats and Active Content
  • Back-End Issues
  • Bandwidth and Download Time
  • Naming Web Page Files

Learning Objectives

  • Web site development using Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and Extensible HTML (XHTML)
  • Manual code writing, graphical user interface (GUI) authoring tools, and XHTML code validation
  • Web page development using images, hyperlinks, tables, forms and frames
  • CGI and connecting Web pages to databases
  • Internet marketing and search engine optimization (SEO)
  • Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) for formatting Web page content, and fundamental Web design concepts
  • Development of Web sites as managed projects
  • Introductory e-commerce solutions, and the relationship of Web site development to business goals

Target Audience

IT professionals
Marketing professionals
Graphic artists
Web site designers

CIW Exam 1D0-61B

Exam 1D0-61B

2.1 Demonstrate knowledge required to create a Web page.

2.2 Add images and graphical formatting to HTML files, and create and edit images and audio.

2.3 Identify and use design and color principles for Web pages.

2.4 Create a basic HTML form that accepts user input.

2.6 Define Extensible Markup Language (XML), and identify its features and appropriate use.

2.7 Identify essential Web site navigation issues, and ensure page/site accessibility.

2.8 Define and apply essential aspects of the Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) standard, including CSS versions 1, 2 and 3.

2.9 Use the most current version of Hypertext Markup Language (HTML5) to create Web pages.

2.10 Identify technologies for enhancing the user’s Web experience, including programming languages, multimedia technologies.

2.11 Use GUI-based HTML editing software to create Web pages.

2.12 Test and analyze Web site performance issues.

2.13 Identify steps in the Web site planning and development process.

2.14 Identify essential issues in developing and maintaining a Web site, including project management, testing, legal issues.

2.15 Plan and deliver oral presentations of your Web site, during and after site development.

2.16 Define electronic commerce (e-commerce) and related technologies and concepts necessary to develop a secure, useful interface (i.e., storefront).

2.17 Demonstrate knowledge of languages commonly used to provide database connectivity to Web sites.

2.18 Identify the benefits and drawbacks of running your own Web server versus using a service provider.

2.19 Identify common strategies for managing an end user’s experience and improving site creativity.

2.20 Consider copyright and ethical issues when creating Web pages.

2.21 Design Web pages to industry standards.


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Classroom Training: Instructor Led Hand-on Training, Practice Test & 1 Exam Voucher 3 Days $599 View Schedule
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