a resource site

for beginners



some things you need to know
before you start off

What is Adobe Muse?

Adobe Muse allows us to create websites without writing any code. This means you don't have to learn HTML or CSS in order to build a website - a perfect tool for beginners.


Find out how to get Muse here




  • Structure your site with a site map
  • Write directly on your work space or paste your text and format it using conventional word-processing options
  • Place and resize images
  • Choose from an array of neat widgets to create menus, slide shows, contact forms and more
  • Treat your audience to a video!
  • Make your site dynamic with parallax scrolling
  • Fine tune for Search Engine Optimisation so you'll be found
  • Publish to the web or export as HTML
  • Fantastic resources on the web to help you along

Example Sites

Screenshot of Muse Site of the Day

Get some inspiration from the
Muse Site of the Day




The Internet and World Wide Web explained

The Web is an integral part of our lives nowadays, but how is it organised and how does it work?


Watch this video to build your knowledge.

What is the World Wide Web? - Twila Camp

The Anatomy of a Website

A webpage is very much like a house! Have a look at these graphics to gain an understanding of what makes a webpage.

A webpage can be compared to a house. What you see in a browser is the house, the foundation is the programming code

What does this translate to?

This is what you see in a browser = the house

This is the underlying code = the foundation

This is what you see in a browser = the house
This is the underlying code = the foundation

What does it take to design for the web?

What is web design?


Web design is the process of developing websites for viewing in a browser. Websites can be created with:


  • with Content Management Systems (CMS) such as WordPress or Typo 3
  • by hand coding,  which of course involves a good knowledge of a variety of markup and coding  languages such as HTML, CSS, Javascript, or PHP.

What other skills are involved?


Web design is a multidisciplinary process involving a variety of skills and knowledge in the following areas:


  • image editing
  • web graphic design
  • user interface design
  • user experience design
  • accessible design
  • search engine optimisation
  • internet security

Build your vocabulary

Okay, you've been through this page and you've heard or read a few new terms that you're unfamiliar with. Don't worry - this web design glossary will bring you up to date on all the jargon you will encounter.

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