University College Birmingham: Creative Web Design Course

In November 2011, FriendlyWebStarter’s Scarlet Scardanelli and Ian Kennedy delivered an entertaining, informative and inclusive two day course to students of University College Birmingham about Creative Web Design…

The course incorporated coding of all descriptions, MySQL and WordPress, graphic design and images, legal considerations, search engine optimisation, real-life anecdotes, employability advice and more. Each student made a commercial standard website themselves as part of the course. Due to the restrictions of taking a free account at, and the very short length of the course, these sites do not yet have all of the features and potential of our other WordPress sites, but the clients have been shown how to add those in future. Here are some of the sites that were made:

During the course, we were also asked if we could provide similar sessions within a degree programme at the University in the next academic year. We’d be delighted, and if you could also benefit from a Creative Web Design course or course component, we’d love to hear from you! Check out our Teaching, Training & Talks page, and email us at or call Ian on 0787 964 5897 to get the ball rolling.