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Design, Development, and Launch of a Website

A course by Javier Usobiaga Ferrer
Web designer. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined April 2015
, Web designer

Learn the complete process behind creating and publishing a website using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

  • Best seller Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 97% positive reviews (430)
  • 18305 students

Learn the complete process behind creating and publishing a website using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 97% positive reviews (430)
  • 18305 students
  • 27 lessons (2h 58m)
  • 33 additional resources (6 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

In web design, a good interface is able to mirror and satisfy how the human brain reacts. This means that there’s a hidden designer in every one of us—perhaps in need of awakening—that is capable of seeing something that works, and know that there’s a certain harmony to it, without being able to describe it. If you want to learn the web design principles and activate your inner designer, you’ve come to the right place.

In this course, you’ll discover the two aspects involved in creating a website: the basic techniques to plan and organize the information in wireframes, as well as the creation of a visual grammar using typography, color palettes, spacing, composition, and illustration. Then, you’ll delve into the construction of your page using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, until it’s ready to be launched online.

Your guide throughout this process will be Javier Usobiaga, web designer and founder of the Swwweet design studio, and teacher of many courses on Domestika, namely: SVG Vectorial Graphics: Illustrate and Animate with Code, Web Layout with CSS Grid, Flexbox and other Modern Techniques, Introduction to JavaScript Programming, and Introduction to Responsive Web Development with HTML and CSS, which will also be useful as an add-on to your newfound skills from this course.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Ideation of a website
  • U3
    U3. Visual design
  • U4
    U4. Template system
  • U5
    U5. Frontend development
  • U6
    U6. Web interaction
  • U7
    U7. Publication of a website
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Start the course by getting to know Javier and some designers and developers he follows that write articles and experiment with web technology. Get an overview of what is covered in the course and then delve straight into your website creation.

Learn the principles of visual design, understanding each element involved, and focusing on typography, color, grids, and illustration.

Discover how to use a static HTML generator and its template system, as well as the organization of files and creation of master pages.

In the following unit, start transferring your design system to front-end code: typography, color, grid, and other components.

Next, add interactive elements to your project using different libraries and JavaScript functions.

See how version control works for coding, and finally, use a publishing service to share your website with the world.

What is this course's project?

Create, develop, and launch a website containing your work portfolio.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

For all those interested in learning the principles of web design and publish their own website.

Requirements and materials

Basic knowledge of how HTML and CSS work is recommended. If you haven’t got any experience in working with these, Javier teaches a course that you may want to do before taking this one: Introduction to Responsive Web Development with HTML and CSS.

You’ll need a computer and a coding editor (Javier suggests some that are free at the beginning of this course), a visual design program such as Sketch, Figma, or Adobe XD may be useful, but it’s not required to take this course.


18305 Students
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Javier Usobiaga Ferrer

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Web designer

Javier Usobiaga is a Web Designer for 10 years and co-founder with Marta Armada Swwweet studio, specialized in designing responsive webs from the initial conception to the front-end development.

He also enjoys a lot in his facet as professor of Web Design in renowned workshops and schools like Elisava, IDEP.

Usobiaga understands the web as a whole, not only how beautiful it can be on the computer screen, but its usability in different devices and circumstances.

In his words "I think that as important as the aesthetic is how fast it charges or how well it responds, and I think that in our industry we often forget about that."


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • What will we do in the course?
  • U2

    Ideation of a website

    • Design objectives, framework and references
    • Content inventory
    • Information architecture
  • U3

    Visual design

    • Principles and tools
    • Visual investigation
    • Typesetting
    • Color palette in an interface
    • Reticle and vertical rhythm
    • Illustration and iconography
  • U4

    Template system

    • Preparing the environment and code editors
    • File structure and operation
    • Master pages and creating new pages
    • Conditional and partial
  • U5

    Frontend development

    • Organization of the code
    • Typesetting and color
    • Reticle system
    • Interface components
    • Completing the interface
  • U6

    Web interaction

    • Interactive and drop-down menus
    • Implementing a gallery
    • Completing the interaction
  • U7

    Publication of a website

    • Code version management
    • Publishing services
    • Additional resources
  • FP

    Final project

    • Design, Development, and Launch of a Website

What to expect from a Domestika course

  • Learn at your own pace

    Enjoy learning from home without a set schedule and with an easy-to-follow method. You set your own pace.

  • Learn from the best professionals

    Learn valuable methods and techniques explained by top experts in the creative sector.

  • Meet expert teachers

    Each expert teaches what they do best, with clear guidelines, true passion, and professional insight in every lesson.

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    Videos of the highest quality, so you don't miss a single detail. With unlimited access, you can watch them as many times as you need to perfect your technique.

  • Share knowledge and ideas

    Ask questions, request feedback, or offer solutions. Share your learning experience with other students in the community who are as passionate about creativity as you are.

  • Connect with a global creative community

    The community is home to millions of people from around the world who are curious and passionate about exploring and expressing their creativity.

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Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need to complete a specific project. Every step of the project combines video lessons with complementary instructional material, so you can learn by doing. Domestika's courses also allow you to share your own projects with the teacher and with other students, creating a dynamic course community.

All courses are 100% online, so once they're published, courses start and finish whenever you want. You set the pace of the class. You can go back to review what interests you most and skip what you already know, ask questions, answer questions, share your projects, and more.

The courses are divided into different units. Each one includes lessons, informational text, tasks, and practice exercises to help you carry out your project step by step, with additional complementary resources and downloads. You'll also have access to an exclusive forum where you can interact with the teacher and with other students, as well as share your work and your course project, creating a community around the course.

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Design, Development, and Launch of a Website

A course by Javier Usobiaga Ferrer
Web designer. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined April 2015
  • 97% positive reviews (430)
  • 18305 students