The ICT Web Design Essentials course focuses on fundamentals of designing websites. Students will learn to identify elements of a webpage, and will evaluate the aesthetics and functionality of websites. They will learn the steps in the web design process, such as determining website purpose, goals, and target audience, and planning the site content, structure and navigation. They will also explore web authoring tools. They will be introduced to the technical aspects of the Internet and the World Wide Web. Students will build a website using a GUI web editor, and they will create webpages that include audio, video, and animation. Finally, students will prepare their websites for publishing. They will learn about web hosting services, domain names, uploading files, implementation issues (bandwidth, compression, streaming) and collaboration tools (wikis, blogs).