A moderate amount of programming and
Computer science experience
Willingness to learn
Ability to research thoroughly
If you’ve got these skills, you’re lucky.
The web industry is looking for people like you.
Now, get started on becoming a web developer.
Information Architecture Interface Design
By learning to take
large quantities of
organize it into a
chunks, students not
only learn basic web
formatting but also an
ability to separate the
relevant from the
The user experience is
paramount in the study
of Web Design. By
learning how to engage
the audience, you are
also developing the
skills needed to market
Visual Design Principles Web Communication
The saying is true – a
picture is worth a
Regardless of your
profession, the ability
to express yourself
visually and influence
others through visual
elements is a valuable
As the digital world
grows, everyone must
learn how to
communicate in this
developing medium. Just
as our programming was
once reformatted from
radio to television, we
must change the way we
communicate for the
Learning the technical
tools needed to develop
your own websites will
give you an edge over
competition in any field.
Whether you want to
work, display your
photos, create a portfolio
or build a company
website you will have the
basic skills needed to get
While many web training sites look colourful, attractive, and
welcoming, with video and colourful graphics, W3Schools
looks a bit flat and boring at first glance. But don't be put off!
If you're looking to start from the beginning with the most
basic lessons in HTML and CSS, the site offers a steady
progression of interactive tutorials that explains everything in
plain and simple language and, more importantly, lets you
play with markup live on the site, so you can see what effect
the tiniest changes can have on how a web page appears in
For a beginner who doesn't know quite where to start with
friendly, straightforward and free way to get going.
Google's lessons in "HTML, CSS, and
basics of building websites with video
tutorials presented by Google's own
developers. A perfect place for beginners to
start with their web design training.
The good people who work at
the Opera browser created and maintain this
free and comprehensive resource introducing
the basics of web design and web standards.
Like W3Schools, it's based around plain text
and not exactly visually seductive. But the
writing is lively and easy to follow, which
more than makes up for that.
Treehouse is a video-based service, offering web design
training in HTML and CSS, web development (including
Objective-C and Xcode), all wrapped up in a clear and easy-
to-navigate user interface.
Treehouse charges a subscription for its services, but the
videos are very professionally produced, and you get a wealth
of lessons covering almost every aspect of web design and
Not only does Treehouse provide great content but there's
also a game element to the site that tests you on what you've
learned and rewards you with achievement badges. So if you
need extra motivation to learn, this is a great site to use.
Like Treehouse, Lynda.com offers a wide
range of video-based tutorials that can teach
you how to design websites (as well as
covering other design-related subjects) for a
monthly fee. Lynda.com has been around
since the dawn of the web (it launched in
1995), and also produces books, videos, and
documentaries. An authoritative source of
web design training videos, you can get a
taster by checking out its free tutorials.
A particular slide catching your eye?
Clipping is a handy way to collect important slides you want to go back to later.