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Principles of Web Design class at CPCC in Charlotte

Principles of Web Design class at CPCC in Charlotte

Charlotte, NC’s CPCC (Central Piedmont Community College)’s “Web Site Design” class on June 3rd, 2014 runs every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 6 PM until 9 PM, to make it easier for people who have regular jobs to attend the class. The last day of the class to is July 28th, 2014.

The “Web Site Design” class is being held at Central Piedmont Community College Harris Campus at 3210 CPCC Harris Campus Dr, Charlotte, NC. The new version of the course covers web design AND Adobe Dreamweaver.

What You WON’T Get from This Class

I think it’s important to know what you’re not going to get out of this class so that you don’t have any false expectations when you do take it.

  • You won’t be a Photoshop expert – critical to being a good web designer, you will however get an introduction to Photoshop and learn some basics of web design graphics.
  • You won’t be an HTML expert
  • You won’t be a Adobe Flash expert
  • You won’t be an SEO Expert
  • You won’t be able to develop an E-Commerce site
  • You won’t be an expert in Social Media
  • You won’t be an expert in WordPress – but you will get an introduction into WordPress design, understanding good and bad points about it.

Principles of  Web DesignWhat you WILL Get from this Class

Principles of Web Design will teach you about how to recognize and appreciate better web design. This is not just from an aesthetic point of view, but good web design encompasses…

  • Enabling a website to accomplish its business goals
  • You will learn what makes good web design including
  • General Design Factors
    • Typography & Design
    • Page Layout
    • Information Flow
    • Navigation – ease of use
    • Color theory and its impact on design – overview & pallettes
    • Mechanical issues – such as resolution, fonts, monitor colors, devices, browsers
    • Consistency in Branding
    • Basics of User Friendly Interface design
  • You will learn the basics of HTML
    • Basic coding to be understand be able to maintain sites
    • Identifying & Editing HTML elements
    • How CSS can make maintenance easier and faster
    • Detailed CSS editing
    • Understanding Rapid Application Development (RAD)
    • Understand the difference in various HTML coding syntax (XML, HTML5, etc.)
    • Graphic formats – GIF, PNG, JPG, EPS SVG
  • You will understand business concepts and objectives in web design
  • Identifying primary and secondary objectives
  • Be able to rough out a sitemap based on objectives


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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