Cornell Bowers College of Computing and Information Science
Kyle Harms


CIS Offering New eCornell Course on Web Design

For organizations large and small, having a great website is no longer a novelty – it’s a requirement. And building a website with a standout design and user-friendly digital experience has become increasingly critical to success.

In response to this need, the Faculty of Computing and Information Science and eCornell have developed an online certificate program, Web Design and Development. This front-end web development certificate focuses on designing and building websites that focus on the need of users, striking the optimal balance between form and function.

“Too often, we encounter websites developed to achieve a specific purpose, but without the end user in mind,” said Kyle Harms, program faculty author and lecturer in information science. “The goal of this program is to meet the needs of the end user with a web experience that is attractive, functional and accessible.”

This certificate program establishes a framework for success in front-end web development, and is designed to adapt to the ever-evolving digital world. Its courses are tailored toward aspiring programmers and web designers, but ideal for any self-taught individuals or entrepreneurs looking to design static websites.

Courses in this program include: Framing Front-End Web Development; Structuring Content with HTML; Styling Web Content with CSS; Composition and Responsive Design; Improving User Experience with Interactivity; Collecting Data with Forms.

After completing the six courses, students will earn an executive web design and development certificate. Visit the eCornell website to learn more about this program.