CIW Web Design Specialist (1D0-520) Practice Exam

CIW Web Design Specialist (1D0-520)

About CIW Web Design Specialist (1D0-520)

The CIW Web Design Specialist certificate is a vendor-neutral, industry-recognized credential made for IT professionals to showcase their web designing skills. The exam is a part of the CIW Web and Mobile Design series certification. It validates the candidate’s expertise in designing and publishing websites including extensible HTML, and extended technologies, image files, GUI site development applications, site publishing and maintenance, and many more.

Target Audience

  • Web designers
  • Internet consultants
  • IT professionals
  • Marketing professionals
  • Web and graphic artists
  • Business professionals


  • A basic understanding of Internet functionality and tools, and X/HTML
  • Optional: CIW Web Foundations Associate or equivalent knowledge

Course Structure

The objectives that the CIW Web Design Specialist (1D0-520) covers are:

1. Overview of Web Design


Web Technology

The Nature of the Web

Web Design Concepts

New Technologies

Evaluating Your XHTML Skills

2. Web Development Teams

Web Teams and Tasks

Web Project Management

Your Web Design Portfolio

Your Web Design Business

3. Web Project Management Fundamentals

Web Project Management Phases

Project Documentation and Communication

4. Web Site Development Process

Bottom-Up Approach to Web Development

Understanding the Business Process

Defining a Web Site Vision

The Metaphor

Mystery Meat Navigation

The Mindmapping Process

Creating a Web Page Wireframe

5. Web Page Layout and Elements

Web Users and Site Design

Branding and the Web

Color and Web Design

Fonts and Web Design

6. Web Site Usability and Accessibility

Audience Usability and Accessibility

Defining Usability

Web Site Usability Testing

7. Browsers

Browsers and Navigation

Browsers and Design

Major, Minor, and Alternative Browsers

Creating Aliases with TinyURL

Utilizing CAPTCHA

8. Navigation Concepts

Primary and Secondary Navigation

Navigation Hierarchy

Site Structure, URLs and File Names

Guided Navigation

Navigation Action Plan

9. Web Graphics

Web Site Images

Digital Imaging Concepts

Raster vs. Vector Graphics

Creating and Optimizing Images

Essential Graphic Design Concepts

10. Multimedia and the Web

Multimedia and Web Sites

Current Multimedia Capabilities

Animation and the Web

Goals of a Multimedia Site

User Interaction

Selecting Multimedia Elements

11. Ethical and Legal Issues in Web Development

Ethics and Law in Web

Ethical Issues and the Web

Legal Issues and the Web

12. HTML and the Evolution of Markup

The function of Markup Languages

SGML: A Short History

What Is HTML?

HTML 1.0 and 2.0

HTML 3.0 and 3.2

HTML 4.0 and 4.01

Extensible HTML (XHTML)

Reference Sites for Web Developers

13. XML and XHTML

What Is XML?

XML Goals

Rules for Well-Formed XML

HTML Transition to XML

Applying a Single Standard Consistently

14. Web Page Structure — Tables and Framesets

Creating Structure with X/HTML Tables

Diagramming a Basic X/HTML Table

The X/HTML <frame> Tag

Targeting Hyperlinks in X/HTML

The X/HTML <noframes> Tag

Cascading Style Sheets

Style Sheets

15. Cascading Style Sheets

Defining and Using Styles

Changeable Style Attributes

Changes from CSS1 to CSS2

Page Layout with CSS

Document Flow and Positioning

CSS Positioning Schemes

16. Site Content and Metadata

Written Web Site Content

Internet Marketing and Search

Engine Optimization (SEO) Metadata

The <meta> Tag and Document Identification

17. Site Development with Microsoft Expression Web 4 — Introduction

The Transition from FrontPage

Microsoft Expression Web 4

Expression Web Views

Opening Web Sites and Files in Expression Web

Developing W3C-Compliant Code with Expression Web

18. Site Development with Expression Web 4 — Basic Features

Page Layout Options in Expression Web

Page Layout with CSS

Inserting Images with Expression Web

Creating Navigation Bars Using CSS

Expression Web's Dynamic Web Templates

Pasting Formatted Text with expression Web

Pasting X/HTML content with Expression Web

19. Site Development with Expression Web 4 — Advanced Features

Expression Web Styles

Creating Web Forms with Expression Web

Expression Web Reports

Options for Replacing Old Web bots

20. Site Development with Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 — Introduction

Adobe Dreamweaver CS6

Dreamweaver Layout Options

21. Site Development with Dreamweaver CS6 — Basic Features

Page Layout in Dreamweaver

Creating Image Maps in Dreamweaver

Importing Content in Dreamweaver

22. Site Development with Dreamweaver CS6 — Advanced Features

Rollover Images in Dreamweaver

Dreamweaver Assets and Library

Editing X/HTML in Dreamweaver

Jump Menus in Dreamweaver

Site Search Forms in Dreamweaver

Adobe Exchange

23. Creating Web Pages Using Open-Source Tools

Open-Source GUI Editors

GUI HTML Editors vs. Text Editors

Creating a Static Web Page Using Templates

Checking Spelling

24. Image Editing with Adobe Fireworks CS6

Adobe Fireworks CS6

Cropping Images in Fireworks

Image Layers in Fireworks

Image States in Fireworks

Transparent Images in Fireworks

Image Slices in Fireworks

25. Multimedia with Adobe Flash Professional CS6

The History of Flash

Flash Technology Features

Developing with Flash

Color and Fills in Flash

26. Multimedia with Flash Professional CS6 — Timeline, Layers, Symbols and Buttons

Flash Timeline

Flash Layers

Flash Buttons

Customizing the Flash Library

27. Multimedia with Flash Professional CS6 — Tweens

Flash Tweens

Motion Tweens in Flash

Tweening Text in Flash

28. Multimedia with Flash Professional CS6 — Movie Clips

Flash Movie Clips

Adding Flash Movies to X/HTML Files

Testing for the Flash Player Plug-In

29. Multimedia with Flash Professional CS6 — ActionScript, Masks and Practical Uses

Flash ActionScript

Mask Layers in Flash

Using SWF and SVG Files on the Web

Flash and Accessibility

30. JavaScript and DHTML


Why Script?

JavaScript and Common Programming Concepts

What Is JavaScript?

JavaScript vs. Other Languages

JavaScript Functions

Using JavaScript for Browser Detection

Dynamic HTML (DHTML)

31. Plug-Ins and Java Applets

Plug-In Technology

Adobe Shockwave and Flash Players

RealNetworks RealPlayer

Rich Media Content

Introduction to Java

Java Applets

Applet Authoring Tools and Resources

32. HTTP Servers and Web


What Is an HTTP Server?

Server-Side Technologies

Web Servers and Cookies

Enabling, Disabling and Deleting Cookies

Setting Cookie Files

XML and Web Applications

Syndicated Feeds

33. Databases

Web Design and Databases

Database Management System (DBMS)

Connecting Web Pages to Databases

Database Tools, Products and Programs

34. Web Site Publishing and Maintenance

Web Site Testing

Web Site Publishing

Web Site Hosting

Web Publishing with an FTP Client

Web Publishing with Expression Web

Web Publishing with Dreamweaver

Comparing Web Publishing Tools

Maintaining Web Sites

Web Server and Web Site Security

Exam Format 

  • Exam Name: CIW Web Design Specialist 
  • Exam ID: 1D0-520
  • Number of Questions: 70
  • Exam Format: Multiple-choice
  • Passing score: 70% marks 
  • Time Give: 75 minutes 

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