Joomla Content Management System and Web Design

LocationCavendish, Central London
FacultyScience and Technology

This one-day short course offers an informative and hands-on experience to Joomla and the basic principles of web design.

Joomla is one of the world’s most popular open-source content management systems, which provides several business opportunities. Joomla allows you to construct any type of website, including commercial websites, with no coding.

The course will explore what Joomla can do, how to use Joomla to create a website’s layout using menus, text, images and content, how to change the look of a website site using templates, the use of extensions and the principles of web design.

Who is this course for?

Typical participants include:

  • web developers with no or minimal technical background who want to gain an understanding and know-how on web implementation to be able to offer more comprehensive service to their clients
  • web designers who would like to gain better understanding on web design and are looking for a focused and elaborative introduction to Joomla in order to offer ‘self-administrated’ websites to their clients
  • web administrators who would like to acquire the knowledge to manage e-business and any type of web site built on Joomla
  • students with no or little programming knowledge who are looking for an open-source platform to apply several web design concepts and built on that – this could be particularly beneficial for final-year projects
  • students who wish to pursue a career in web development, want to create web sites for their own interest or start a business will find this course beneficial
  • any person with no programming background interested in creating a web site
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Course content

The course will cover:

  • Joomla basics: what are content management systems, downloading and installing Joomla
  • understanding the front end and the different roles (administrators, users)
  • storage (sections, categories, articles) and navigation systems (menus) for Joomla, and using modules
  • extensions: installing and uninstalling extensions, installing a new template, using JCE text editor, installing and using the All Video extension for multimedia content.
  • creating content: adding an article, formatting text, adding multimedia content (picture gallery, video)
  • design principles: visibility, cognitive overload, use of colours, backgrounds, content


At the end of the course you will be able to:

  • install Joomla and create a Joomla site from square one
  • install templates as well as extensions for Joomla and use the online resources to find out what is needed
  • understand and implement Joomla’s storage system (sections, categories, article) and navigation system (menus)
  • understand the concept of modules and use modules for their site
  • add content (text, pictures, videos and forms)
  • understand basic web design concepts and apply them in Joomla sites

Dr Vassiliki Bouki

Dr Vassiliki Bouki is a Principal Lecturer in the Business Information Systems department at the University of Westminister.

She has more than 20 years' experience in teaching in higher education and research. She has several publications on national and international conferences and journals. Her interests include: web design, content management systems, design and use of educational applications.