GRAPHIC DESIGN AND WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT

Dreamweaver

Dreamweaver software is installed by Departments on an individual basis and must be available to the applicant before enrolling in these courses. Priority is given to staff responsible for maintaining websites for their Department.

To register

Self-registration may be completed online by registering through Inspira at: inspira.un.org. For registration instructions please click here. For instructions on how to access inspira please look at the Inspira How-To guide.

For more information

Call extension 3-0770 or e-mail itlearning@un.org

Dreamweaver Level 1

One day

Target audience

Staff who are new or prospective web designers who want to use Dreamweaver to create or maintain web sites.

Prerequisites

Microsoft Windows XP Level 1 or equivalent skills and HTML Level 1. Completion of Photoshop Level 1 is also highly recommended.

Topics covered

  • Identify the Basic Concepts of Web Design
  • Dreamweaver Interface Elements
  • Workflow of a Web Project
  • Define a Website
  • Designing Web Pages
  • Cascading Style Sheets
  • Insert Images & Tables
  • Import Data from Other Applications
  • Working with Links
  • Uploading a Website

Dreamweaver Level 2

One day

Target audience

Staff who are web designers and want to use Dreamweaver’s advanced features to create complex websites.

Prerequisites

Dreamweaver Level 1 or equivalent knowledge.

Topics covered

  • Working in Code View
  • Formatting with Advanced CSS Techniques
  • Working with AP Elements
  • Working with Spry Elements
  • Creating a Form
  • Integrating External Files with Dreamweaver

Dreamweaver Level 3

One day

Target audience

Staff who are Web developers and others who need to create and manage data-driven Web sites.

Prerequisites

Dreamweaver Level 2 or equivalent knowledgeand Microsoft Office Access Level 1.

Topics covered

  • Connect to a Server
  • Working with Recordsets
  • Creating Interactive Page Elements
  • Administering Records
  • Creating User Authentication Systems
  • Administering Websites

HTML

To register

Self-registration may be completed online by registering through Inspira at: inspira.un.org. For registration instructions please click here. For instructions on how to access inspira please look at the Inspira How-To guide.

For more information

Call extension 3-0770 or e-mail itlearning@un.org

HTML Web Authoring Level 1

One day

Target audience

Staff interested in learning the basic skills required to create Web pages

Prerequisites

Microsoft Windows XP Level 1 or equivalent working knowledge and experience in web browsing

Topics covered

  • Concepts of the Web
  • Create a Basic Web Page
  • Structuring Content
  • Applying Styles Using CSS (Cascading Style Sheets)
  • Working with Tables
  • Navigating a Website

HTML Web Authoring Level 2

One day

Target audience

Staff who are designated as web authors; Those who can create basic web pages and want to increase the complexity of their layouts and navigation, create forms, and enhance their pages with basic CSS and dynamic content.

Prerequisites

HTML Web Authoring Level 1 or equivalent working knowledge.

Topics covered

  • Creating Web Page Layouts
  • Managing CSS
  • Testing a Website
  • Creating Advanced Navigation
  • Incorporating Meta content and Multimedia
  • Creating Basic Forms

HTML Web Authoring Level 3 (Cascading Style Sheets)

Two days

Target Audience

Staff who are web designers who want to use Cascading Style Sheets to create and maintain web sites, or for those wishing to establish a strong foundation in CSS in order to communicate effectively with site designers and content providers.

Prerequisites

HTML Web Authoring Level 1 and Level 2 or equivalent working knowledge

Topics Covered

  • Controlling Color and Typography
  • Designing with the Cascade
  • Designing Content Sections
  • Controlling Layout with Positioning
  • Enhancing an Existing Design
  • Creating Alternate Style Sheets

Illustrator

Illustrator software is installed by Departments on an individual basis and must be available to the applicant before enrolling in these courses. Priority is given to DPI staff or staff responsible for creating documents for print, design, publishing or pre-press.

To register

Self-registration may be completed online by registering through Inspira at: inspira.un.org. For registration instructions please click here. For instructions on how to access inspira please look at the Inspira How-To guide.

For more information

Call extension 3-0770 or e-mail itlearning@un.org

Illustrator Level 1

One day

Target audience

Staff who are working with design responsibilities or who need to create illustrations or graphic documents.

Prerequisites

Microsoft Windows XP Level 1 or equivalent working knowledge.

Topics covered

  • Creating Acquainted with Adobe Illustrator CS5
  • Creating Shapes
  • Creating Custom Paths
  • Working with Text
  • Working with Objects
  • Enhancing Documents
  • Saving Images for the Web and Print

Illustrator Level 2

One day

Target audience

Staff who are designers, pre-press professionals or have to prepare illustrations, logos, advertisements, or other graphic documents.

Prerequisites

Illustrator Level 1 or equivalent working knowledge

Topics covered

  • Creating Complex Illustrations
  • Enhancing Complex Illustrations
  • Creating a Vector Version of a Raster Graphic
  • Creating Special Effects
  • Working with Graphs
  • Working with Variables
  • Outputting Documents
  • Exporting Graphics for the Web and Mobile Devices

Indesign

InDesign software is installed by Departments on an individual basis and must be available to the applicant before enrolling in these courses. Priority is given to DPI and DGACM staff or staff responsible for creating documents for print, design, publishing or pre-press.

To register

Self-registration may be completed online by registering through Inspira at: inspira.un.org. For registration instructions please click here. For instructions on how to access inspira please look at the Inspira How-To guide.

For more information

Call extension 3-0770 or e-mail itlearning@un.org

InDesign Level 1

One day

Target audience

Staff who are print professionals or have to prepare pre-print documents and need to learn some of the tools and features to create eye-catching printed documents using InDesign.

Prerequisites

Windows XP Level 1 or equivalent working knowledge

Topics covered

  • Exploring the InDesign Environment
  • Designing Documents
  • Enhancing Documents
  • Working with Page Elements
  • Managing Objects
  • Working with Tables
  • Finalizing Documents

InDesign Level 2

Two days

Target audience

Staff who are print professionals and need to use the advanced features of InDesign to enhance the look and functionality of their documents; and design content for print and web.

Prerequisites

InDesign Level 1 or equivalent working knowledge

Topics covered

  • Handling Page Elements
  • Managing Styles
  • Developing Complex Paths
  • Administering External Files
  • Working with an XML File
  • Creating Dynamic Documents
  • Managing Long Documents
  • Exporting InDesign Files in Other Formats
  • Adjusting Print Settings

Photoshop

Photoshop software is installed by Departments on an individual basis and must be available to the applicant before enrolling in these courses. Priority is given to staff responsible for maintaining websites.

To register

Self-registration may be completed online by registering through Inspira at: inspira.un.org. For registration instructions please click here. For instructions on how to access inspira please look at the Inspira How-To guide.

For more information

Call extension 3-0770 or e-mail itlearning@un.org

Photoshop Level 1

One day

Target audience

Staff who need to prepare graphics and images and need to learn the basics of Adobe Photoshop

Prerequisites

Windows XP Level 1 or equivalent working knowledge

Topics covered

  • Explore the Photoshop Interface
  • Determining Graphic Type and Resolution
  • Working with Selection
  • Working with Layers
  • Work with Type Layers
  • Transform Layers
  • Apply Styles
  • Manage Layers
  • Exploring Image Modes and Color Adjustments
  • Saving Images for Web and Print

Photoshop Level 2

One day

Target audience

Staff who have completed the Photoshop Level 1 course, or who have equivalent knowledge, and who want to learn more advanced Photoshop techniques

Prerequisites

Adobe Photoshop Level 2 or equivalent working knowledge.

Topics covered

  • Enhancing Images
  • Working with Vector Paths
  • Working with Shape Layers and Masks
  • Automating Tasks
  • Working with Video Files
  • Integrating with Other Adobe Applications

Photoshop Web Production

One day

Target audience

Staff who want to prepare graphics for use in documents, reports or booklets

Prerequisites

Adobe Photoshop Level 2 or equivalent working knowledge

Topics covered

  • Preparing Web Images
  • Optimizing Images
  • Preparing Images for Cross- Platform Viewing
  • Creating Web Page Layouts
  • Exporting a Web Page
  • Creating Animations for Web and Mobile Devices

Photoshop Photo Printing and Color

One day

Target audience

Staff who want to prepare graphics for use in documents, reports or booklets

Prerequisites

Adobe Photoshop Level 1 and Level 2 or equivalent

Topics covered

  • Examining Color Workflow
  • Setting Color Space
  • Using Advanced Image Support
  • Capturing Images in Digital Format
  • Removing Image Defects
  • Adjusting RGB Color
  • Creating CMYK Separations
  • Sharpening Images
  • Working with Grayscale and Spot Colors