Learn to Build Web Sites with Adobe in June

web development with ADobe ProductsCharlotte, NC: This June, Central Piedmont Community College‘s Continuing Education is offering Building Web Sites with Adobe Products (WEB 7249). In this course, we will help give you the basic skills you need to enhance your current position or start a new career in web development. The course begins June 9th at the CPCC Harris Campus, Harris 2 Building, Room 2121. The class will run Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 9th until August 6th at 5:30 pm -9:30 pm. Register now>>> 


Learn to develop and maintain a website, whether for your company or your own. The certificate covers the basics of visual communication, branding, instruction on Adobe Creative Suite that apply to web development, HTML, and CSS. Instructors will guide you in web building, step-by-step, while you practice the skills you learn both inside and outside of the classroom. This is a 64 hour course that will give your an excellenet start to using Adobe products in web development.

Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, NC Website Design Certificate Course @CPCCObjectives

  • Upon completion of this course students should be able to:
  • Be able to navigate the Adobe Creative Suite Interface
  • Edit Photos in Photoshop
  • Understand basics of Web Design with Dreamweaver
  • Build structured Web pages with HTML
  • Add text and images to Web Pages
  • Create frames, tables, and forms
  • Use CSS to format and design Web pages
  • Follow design process based in best practices
  • Apply color schemes effectively
  • Create responsive Layouts
  • Determine the importance SEO when creating a site


  • Introduction to Photoshop
    • Photoshop retouching as it applies to web site design
  • Image Modification
  • Introduction to Dreamweaver
    • Setting up a new site
    • Design and Layout Tools
  • Managing your Website
  • How websites work
  • Domain names and IP addresses
    • Servers and host
  • HTML Structure, tags and attributes
    • Images and Colors
    • Adding text and Images
    • Hyperlinks, list and formats
    • Styling your pages with CSS
  • Design Layout and Composition
    • Color, texture and typography
  • Some SEO and Web Content

Prerequisites: Basic understanding of Windows and browsers, as well as file creation, storage and management.
Method of Instruction: Instructor led, hands on practice


At this point the book is:  PRINCIPLES OF WEB DESIGN, Sixth Edition, 978-1285852645  which guides readers through the entire web site design process, while developing and enhancing HTML, CSS, and visual design skills along the way. Now updated to include designing web content for smartphones and tablets, this Sixth Edition features all-new sections on HTML5, CSS3, and responsive design as well as technical updates and new screen shots throughout.  ISBN-13: 978-1285852645

My Suggestion: Wait until the first day of class to buy the book.

Optional Books:

Adobe Creative Suite 6 Design and Web Premium Digital Classroom, The Principles of Beautiful Web Design  978-1118124055, 978-0992279448 Wiley; #SitePoint

Adobe Certified Associate

This course will help prepare you to take the Adobe Certified Associate certification exam.

About the Instructor

Paul Metheney, Metheney Consulting, Our Marketing Group

Paul Metheney, Metheney Consulting, Our Marketing Group

With nearly three decades of advertising, Internet marketing, and management experience Paul Metheney brings his expertise to instruct part-time at Central Piedmont Community College. Paul brings a diverse set of skills including marketing, technology, and brand strategy.

Paul’s decades of management experience focuses on marketing and Internet communications. Expert in social media, search engine optimization, email campaigns, blog development, graphic design, and web design, Paul excels in promoting organizations through the latest and most appropriate technological marketing venues.

Experienced in Real World Web Development & Marketing

Paul is president and Senior Consultant of Our Marketing Group and its parent company, Metheney Consulting, Inc. while Paul has been working in Internet management since 1993, Metheney Consulting has been providing clients with expert advice, consulting, and websites since 1997. Prior to working in Internet, Paul worked as a graphic designer and art director for nearly a decade as well as management in the entertainment industry.

With an MBA from the McColl School of Business at Charlotte’s Queen University, Paul is one of those rare individuals who combines a creative advertising & marketing design background with a profound aptitude for the emerging electronic media field and business. From technical expertise to methodical project management skills, Paul embodies the “big picture” thinking required in today’s internet, intranet and marketing arenas.

Paul can be contacted at

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