It's not that these designers are super smart, but they do have good foundation to know how to hack different themes and provide powerful website solutions for their clients.
So what now? Do you go to school and spend the next four years to get foundation in design and programming?
I went to study programming and designing myself and from six years I studied, only about two years were productive and useful. And right now, we created a video course, where, in nearly 8 hours, you will learn Photoshop, HTML, CSS, Twitter Bootstrap and WordPress foundation.
I have done it for five years and I know what tools are being used by professionals TODAY in this rapidly changing web design industry. And I promise to teach to you how to use these tools and apply best practices professionals use in this very course!
We, at 1WD, are web designers ourselves and are still serving clients so we are able to show you EXACTLY what works and what doesn't, what's useful and what isn't!
Over 20% of all websites online are using WordPress as their Content Management System (CMS). And you will learn how to build WordPress website from scratch.
This knowledge will allow you to easily take free or paid WordPress themes, take HTML & CSS templates and build them into powerful solutions for your clients. With this knowledge, you will be able to get clients! You will make enough money online building websites to support yourself, your family, and your dreams!
As a graphic designer, you still need to understand how basic code works for it helps during collaboration with coders when you know foundation of WordPress.
Are you ambitious and you have decided you can do basic coding and website customization yourself? It comes very handy to know CSS, because it's something that directly affects website design, look and style!
Every designer should know at least basics of CSS, and that's exactly what we cover in this course!
Your clients will only be happy to have an all-in-one solution, one go-to person for all their web related problems.
As programmer, you will receive Photoshop files. There will be times when you need to do quick fixes with images. And It will only help if you have basic knowledge and foundation about how to use Photoshop for web design. You won't be afraid to use Photoshop. You will learn how to design website yourself, giving you knowledge to get around Photoshop (for web design) as a professional if you choose to do so!
Are you ambitious and you have decided you will use Photoshop and be able to do all graphic design part yourself? Even if you don't want to be serious about design and just stick with programming, you can at least learn how to create basic website draft, wireframe, prototype to show to the client, when sending proposals.
Most people online do need portfolio website for their company or personal brand. That's why we decided to teach you how to build a portfolio website from scratch. We do follow rules to create a professional portfolio website:
1. It must fulfill the core objective. Portfolio websites are usually built to present work and attract more clients. Website layout needs to help visitors take your intended action. Make it easy for visitors to see your services, portfolio and let them contact you.
2. Stick to simplicity. Keeping every element simple and intuitive is crucial to look professional. This helps visitors find exactly what they’re looking for on your website.
3. Be unique and personal. If it is a personal brand - don't hide! Show your unique personality. The more personal you get, the more trust you will create.
4. Have a blog. Having an active section, which is updated frequently helps to build relationships, trust and drive more traffic. Blog is a must in these days, even if it's just used for announcements, updates.
In this course, we won't teach you the basics about color, balance, usability or good composition. But we do use these principles and you will learn best practices effortlessly while going through the course.
Before creating this course we spent countless hours brainstorming and researching about what it takes to build EFFECTIVE portfolio website. Then we mixed it with our real-life experience from working with our past high-paying and demanding clients.
Result is this course, which we believe is thorough guide for beginners as well as professionals, who need to update their skills to stay competitive in 2015.
1stWebDesigner consists of a team of designers, who have been professionally involved in Web Design for over a decade. Since the beginning of 1stWebDesigner, we have published around 2000 articles, videos helping you become a better web designer in this rapidly changing world.
Our articles have been viewed over 100 million times, we have a strong community of 200,000 followers in various channels. We love what we do and what we teach, so we keep on creating amazing educational content for You. This course is a result of listening to your needs and committed one years work.
All additional *.PSD files
Final WordPress theme with additional styling and extra header image;
Additional videos from James Richman about high-level client finding strategies;
9 Interviews with web design experts like Chris Coyier, Brian Hoff, Joost De Valk, Ruben Gamez and Jacob Cass!
Bonus video about how to add animation and flare to the existing functional WordPress theme!
Our Best-Selling course how to create another flat responsive website from scratch! (with lots of basics covered!)
How To Postiion Yourself To Get High Paying Clients + Real Case Study
3 Unique Selling Angles To Find New Clients
Learn The Right Way To Get Client Referrals and Get More Clients
2 Free Templates To Use When Reaching Out To New Clients or Getting Referrals
I'm about to offer you something the other design experts would never do for you.
If you implement knowledge you gained in the course and you still cannot find clients to hire you, I will not only refund your entire payment, I'll let you keep the course and I will send you back DOUBLE of what you paid.
All the risk is on my shoulders now.
Go ahead, test it out for yourself and you'll see why thousands of new designers and developers trust this training.