Online Web Design Training

​​Become a Web Designer​

COURSE: Web Design Professional - GES517

Most commerce today is centered around online experiences, so the demand for web designers is at an all-time high. This 100% online course will train you for a career in web design. You’ll learn all the tools of the trade, from frontend development with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to creating, styling, and validating forms. In addition, you’ll learn best practices for using design software like Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver and Animate.

Job Outlook for Web Designers

  • On average, web designers make just over $61,000 annually, according to workforce analytics firm Burning Glass.
  • Burning Glass data also indicates that job demand for web designers will increase 15% over the next decade, which is almost double the average growth for all other careers.
  • According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), web developers is just over $75,000. Many web designers today function as the design and development lead on web projects.

Web Design FAQs

WHAT DO WEB DESIGNERS DO?
Web designers create and design the look, feel and layout of websites and web pages. Primarily, it is the web designer’s responsibility to organize the information, assets and content in the best way possible to create a unique user experience.

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A WEB DESIGNER AND WEB DEVELOPER?
Web designers use different tools, like Adobe Photoshop, and design techniques to create the layout and other visual elements of the website. Using these web design files, web developers create a functioning website with programming languages such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript and PHP.

CAN WEB DESIGNERS BECOME WEB DEVELOPERS? OR, VICE-VERSA?
Yes, many web design professionals today have the skills and knowledge to handle both web design and development. As web technology evolves, many web designers have added development to their tool kit to create more informed user experiences. 

WHAT ARE THE MOST IN-DEMAND WEB DESIGN SKILLS?
Some of the top skills for web designers include:
  • ​Visual design with a focus on design principles for digital products.
  • UX (user experience) to approach designs with a user-first perspective.
  • Design software such as Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator to create mockups, build assets like logos and images, and modify photos.
  • HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) is expected to create and structure content for most web design jobs today. 
  • CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) is needed to format and style HTML, which includes colors, fonts and layout

Course Objectives

  • Plan, design, and build dynamic database-driven websites using the latest technologies
  • Master basic HTML and learn CSS for decorating pages
  • Understand the fundamentals of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Bootstrap

Prerequisites and Requirements

There are no perquisites to take this course.

Curriculum

  • INTRODUCTION TO HTML
  • INTRODUCTION TO CSS
  • INTRODUCTION TO JAVASCRIPT
  • CREATING, STYLING, AND VALIDATING FORMS
  • BOOTSTRAP TRAINING
  • MIDTERM EXAM
  • COLOR THEORY
  • TYPOGRAPHYINTRODUCTION TO PHOTOSHOP CREATIVE CLOUD (CC) TRAINING
  • INTRODUCTION TO DREAMWEAVER CREATIVE CLOUD (CC) TRAINING
  • MANAGING WEB DESIGN PROJECTS
  • ADOBE ANIMATE CREATIVE CLOUD (CC) TRAINING
  • WEB DESIGN PROFESSIONAL FINAL EXAM
  • FINAL PROJECT

Instructors

Tracy Berry 
Tracy Berry has been a senior graphic designer/programmer, instructor, and consultant since 1993 and has developed hundreds of logos, marketing materials, websites, and multimedia solutions for customers worldwide. She was also involved in several large corporate software rollouts. She has helped many organizations optimize and streamline data solutions. She teaches both onsite and online courses and has her CTT (Certified Technical Trainer) certification. Tracy specializes in teaching graphics, desktop publishing, web design, and reporting/productivity applications.


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