Only 2 Days Left to Sign Up for Web Development Class!

Learning HTMLJune 9th at CPCC, I will be teaching WEB 7249 at Charlotte, NC’s Harris Campus (near the airport). This course is essentially how to develop and maintain web site using Adobe products. The course is called “Web Designer Certificate“, but what potential employers will really care about are the hands-on skills you will bring from actively participating in this program.

What’s the Rush?

CPCC will close out registration for this class by Wednesday afternoon (it’s been open for months now!), so if you haven’t registered by then, it may be too late. If you are looking to improve your career path or change directions into the web development industry, the next class may not be till Fall so you want to register now!.


The class will be Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30pm till 9:30pm to make it convenient to take if you have a day job. The course will run from  Tuesdays, June 9th till Thursday, August 6th.


LaptopThe class will convene in the Harris Campus Continuing Education Computer Lab in Building 2 in Room 2121.

What You Will Learn:

Essentially, you will be learning how to edit and develop HTML & CSS using Adobe’s Creative Suite. This is the industry standard for web work. You can learn more about this course in my prior blog article:  https://paulmetheney.com/build-web-sites-in-june/ or go to the CPCC web site.

  • 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

What You WON”T Learn…

It’s physically impossible to teach someone 20 years worth of knowledge and experience in a single course, but when you graduate this Web Designer Certificate program, you will have a basic understanding of the Adobe Software (as it pertains to web development), and how to code HTML and CSS.

  • You won’t be a Photoshop EXPERT. Adobe Photoshop is an extremely complex program and can take years of dedicated usage to master it. You can’t learn all of it in a fraction of a semester. You WILL have a good overview and be able to edit photos for their use in a web site.
  • You won’t be an HTML expert, but you will have a good understanding of HTML and how to edit and create pages.
  • You won’t be expert in CSS. Cascading Style Sheets are very powerful and have nearly an unlimited ability to format text and style in a web site and can do much more than can be included in a portion of semester, including create styles specific for mobile devices, printable page formats and customize experiences for specific operating systems.
  • You won’t be an expert in Color Theory. You  will get a good overview of how color can impact the viewer’s experience and the emotional impact on a site’s brand.
  • You won’t be an SEO expert. Search Engine Optimization is a marketing specialization and can take years to master (especially since search engines keep changing their algorithms). You will get a basic understanding and some experienced insight into how to make your new website more generically search engine friendly.
  • You won’t be an expert in Responsive Layout Design. Responsive layouts allow developers to make web sites that adapt to the device and screen resolution they are displayed on. While you will get an introduction to the coding behind Responsive Design, there is not enough time in the course to master the trial and error, testing, and variables to completely master this technology.

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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.

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