Top Ten Web Design Courses for Under $10
One of the great things about web design and development is that you never stop learning. There are always new techniques and services to get to grips with, new trends to adapt to and new technologies to enjoy, which is why so many designers like to stretch themselves by taking courses to gain new knowledge and stay on top of their game.
Envato have recently launched a new ‘Courses’ section on ThemeForest, which hosts short courses about all different design and development topics. Over 100 courses are already listed, with 100s more likely to be added in the coming months, so today we’re going to present out top ten choices so far.
Promoting Your Services and Winning Work$5
“Just because you are a great coder or designer, it doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll be a successful web design business owner. In an increasingly tough marketplace, being able to sell yourself and your work is crucial for success.”
Understanding Persuasive Web Design$5
“In this short course, I’ll introduce you to the secrets of persuasive design. By the end of the course, you will have a firm grasp of user research techniques. You will understand the elements of human psychology that influence our behaviour online. You will also learn how to build trust with the user. But most importantly, you will discover how to create compelling calls to action.”
Building WordPress Themes with Bootstrap$9
“In this course you’re going to learn how to convert a portfolio HTML template into a WordPress theme. Along the way, you’ll learn the basics of WordPress theme development as well as more complex techniques, such as creating custom queries and widgets.”
Practical UI Design with Sketch$9
“Sketch is a really flexible and powerful application for UI design. In this course you’ll learn how to use its tools to create a neat admin user interface. From shapes to artboards and symbols, buttons, colours and typography, we’ll explore a simple and efficient way of building many interface elements.
We’ll cover design skills, document management and ultimately exporting your assets for a workflow you can rely on time and again.”
Responsive Web Design Revisited$9
“In this course you’ll get up to speed with the very latest in Responsive Web Design. First you’ll learn what “responsive” really means today, and how a new “content first” approach lets you cater for all types of users from the ground up. Then you’ll create a complete responsive design using all the latest techniques.”
Wireframing with Sketch$9
“Wireframing is something every web designer should do before starting a new project. Whether it’s for a website or a web application, a wireframe allows you to create the proper structure for it in an efficient manner.
In this course you’ll learn what wireframing is all about and then build your own kit using Sketch.”
Performance Matters: Optimising Page Load$9
“In this course you’ll learn how to improve web-page performance. We’ll cover what that means, why it’s so important to consider, and how you can optimise your web pages so they perform well.”
Write Customiser-Ready WordPress Themes$5
“In this course, Envato Tuts+ instructor Rachel McCollin will teach you how to harness the power of the Customiser in your themes. You’ll see how easy it is to let users of your theme customise the colour scheme of their site and add elements like logos and text.”
Essential CSS Libraries for Web Designers$5
“In this course you’ll learn how to use ten essential CSS libraries for web designers, available today. You’ll learn about resets, animations, transitions, and typography related libraries. We’ll be using Bower to manage our projects, making sure that everything stays up to date and is easily maintainable.”
Web Design Basics: Rules of Great Form Design$5
“In this course you’ll learn the key rules for great form design. From how to organise form elements, to input lengths and types, to forms on mobile devices, this short course will set you on the right path to awesome forms and happy users.”