Website Design 2 - Beyond the Basics


Web design is a constantly changing industry - it's important to stay up to date with current methods and techniques.

In this course you will build on the skills introduced in the Website Design 1 course. You’ll go into the code in depth, and gain the skills and techniques needed to design and develop web pages from scratch. You will learn how to use tools to streamline the development process, and master cutting-edge responsive page layout techniques including Flexbox and CSS Grid.

Course content

  • Web design techniques - design concepts, wireframes, mockups
  • About HTML5 structural markup, and how to use it
  • Ensuring content fits and flows on any screen
  • Building a responsive column grid
  • Working with media queries
  • Designing great looking navigation
  • Layout techniques - Floats, Positioning, Flexbox and CSS Grid
  • Complex responsive layouts with Grid
  • Ensuring compatibility with older browsers
  • Strategies for good typography - spacing, scalability
  • Using web fonts and icons
  • Scalable background images, gradient backgrounds
  • Forms - building and designing
  • Incorporating jQuery for interactivity, and using plugins - smooth scrolling, parallax etc.
  • CSS Animation - from simple to more complex animations
  • Interactive UI elements - overlays, mobile ‘hamburger’ menus, dropdown menus
  • CSS preprocessing - working with SASS - variables, nesting and mixins

Ideal for

This course is aimed at people who already have some experience with writing HTML and CSS, as taught in the ‘Website Design 1 - The Full Overview’ course. If you are unsure about your current skill level, let us know, we can put you in touch with the course facilitator, who will be able to advise on which course is best for you. If your coding skills are rusty, you may benefit from the 1 day Coding Refresher course.

Important Information

Students who have completed Website Design 1 - The Full Overview  will be eligible for a 10% discount on course fees for Website Design 2 - Beyond the Basics.

More information


Modern web design has become complex. Grid, Flexbox, HTML5 and other current methods are extremely powerful, but understanding how they work can be a challenge. This course goes into depth with the concepts and the practical applications of these techniques, building solid skills based on real-world examples. As you go through the course, you will build a library of modules and templates that you can use to build your own web design projects.


Basic HTML and CSS coding skills are required, as introduced in Website Design 1. You should be able to edit code with some confidence and have a working knowledge of website structure and navigation.

Materials supplied

All relevant course materials are supplied, including PDF and project files.

Materials to bring

Bring a USB stick, so you can take away working project files with you each week. If you like to take notes, bring paper and pen! 


Participants will be awarded an RMIT Statement of Participation.

Additional notes

Refreshments will not be provided - please bring as required.


Paul Greenstein

Specialising in web development, multimedia, email marketing and graphic design applications, Paul has been building online content since the early days of the web. Paul was co-director of Ubiq Creative Training, a London based company delivering short courses to web designers and the wider graphic design community. Since moving to Melbourne, he has continued to work as an expert trainer, consultant and developer with a wide range of clients. Paul enjoys the challenge of putting complex ideas across in a simple way, and helping his students onto the cutting edge of web design. Find out more about Paul at


  • The teacher was great! He really made it interesting. I will be recommending this class to some colleagues. Lea

    Super helpful & practical - exactly what I was after as a starting point. Sheena

    It was exactly where my level of skill was and I enjoyed the progression. I'm happy I've got a great basis for future design. Nicholas

    The in-depth knowledge that the instructor has on the subject matter. Any questions asked could easily be answered. Also showed great examples of specific techniques that can be used across a range of things. Kiel

    Paul was an incredible tutor, I enjoyed the examples, interesting facts, tricks and engaging contents.  It is a fantastic course and the tutor made it awesome. Erika

    I enjoyed expanding my knowledge for coding.The course helped focus on key areas which were relevant in the industry. Samantha

    Really helped to cement my interent/self taught learning - thanks Paul. Em

    Excellent content. Great examples. Well explained. Thanks for a great course. Jason

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Available course dates

Tuesday 06 August 2019

  • Code S345312
  • Start date 06.08.19
  • End date 24.09.19
  • Hours 24
  • Campus City
  • Fee $835.00
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Session  Start  End Hours
Tue 06.08.19 06:30pm 09:30pm 3.00
Tue 13.08.19 06:30pm 09:30pm 3.00
Tue 20.08.19 06:30pm 09:30pm 3.00
Tue 27.08.19 06:30pm 09:30pm 3.00
Tue 03.09.19 06:30pm 09:30pm 3.00
Tue 10.09.19 06:30pm 09:30pm 3.00
Tue 17.09.19 06:30pm 09:30pm 3.00
Tue 24.09.19 06:30pm 09:30pm 3.00

Tuesday 15 October 2019

  • Code S345312
  • Start date 15.10.19
  • End date 10.12.19
  • Hours 24
  • Campus City
  • Fee $835.00
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Session  Start  End Hours
Tue 15.10.19 06:30pm 09:30pm 3.00
Tue 22.10.19 06:30pm 09:30pm 3.00
Tue 29.10.19 06:30pm 09:30pm 3.00
Tue 12.11.19 06:30pm 09:30pm 3.00
Tue 19.11.19 06:30pm 09:30pm 3.00
Tue 26.11.19 06:30pm 09:30pm 3.00
Tue 03.12.19 06:30pm 09:30pm 3.00
Tue 10.12.19 06:30pm 09:30pm 3.00

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