Coding & Web Design at Cal Poly

Learn how to create responsive and accessible websites

Program Highlights

Learn how to use HTML and CSS to prototype and implement websites.
Learn how to build responsive and responsible websites using industry best practices in the field.
Develop websites by applying industry-specific design principles to web development.
Research and compare different creative solutions currently being utilized in the field of web design.

Residential Tuition:


June 25, 2023 July 7, 2023


Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo
Cal Poly SLO - San Luis Obispo, CA

Course Overview

With so many different platforms on which audiences are able to view websites, it’s important for aspiring web designers to consider how to create responsive and accessible websites. In this course, students will use a variety of web development production tools and processes, following the best practices in the industry, to build websites that can be used for as many people as possible, using as many devices as possible without modification.

Meet your instructor

Instructor at Cal Poly SLO - April Elliott, Lecturer at Cal Poly SLO

April Elliott is a Graphic Communications department Cal Poly alumnus where she earned her Master of Arts in Education with specialization in Curriculum and Instruction. She also earned her BS in Graphic Communication with concentration in Web and Digital Media from Cal Poly. April's specialty is graphic design using the Adobe Creative Suite. She has worked as a graphic designer designing the graphics for screen printing and embroidery at J. Carroll Corporation. She also serves on the executive board for the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) Central Coast chapter where they are working to bring design into the community through workshop, mentoring programs and special events. She currently teaches Digital Publishing Systems and Web and Print Publishing at Cal Poly.

Topics you'll explore

Class Structure

There are nine 3-hour class sessions over the two-week course. During week one, students have class from 9am-12pm, Monday - Friday. During the week two students have class from 9am-12pm Monday through Thursday. Wednesday afternoons are dedicated to additional academic time (excursions, speakers).

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