Build Flat, Responsive, Wordpress Sites From Scratch

A Web Design Learning course focused on Simplicity, Flexibility, and Security.

Are you scratching your head wondering how amateur designers or programmers can make powerful and modern websites, and be able to sell it to their clients and making their dreams come true?

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.

Most of the tutors don't even have real-life experience, and are not designers, who actively deal with clients themselves.

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!

With WordPress, You Can Build Basically Everything

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!

Are you a graphic designer?

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.

Are you a Programmer?

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.

Building a Portfolio Website

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.

What You Will Learn

  • Principles of flat web design the most popular web design trend right now.
  • Planning and making the portfolio website concept.
  • Designing a complete portfolio website in Photoshop with all the necessary pages.
  • How to create dynamic portfolio.
  • Converting Photoshop design into valid HTML.
  • How to make a site responsive to look beautiful in all screens, phones and tablets.
  • How to convert static HTML site into a fully functional and dynamic WordPress website your clients can use and edit themselves afterwards.
  • Converting Photoshop design into valid CSS
  • How to use Twitter Bootstrap with WP-Bootstrap starter theme;
  • How to make a site responsive to look beautiful in all screens, phones and tablets;
  • Converting Photoshop design into valid CSS
  • How to use Twitter Bootstrap with WP-Bootstrap starter theme;
  • How to make a site responsive to look beautiful in all screens, phones and tablets;

Why Should I Learn WordPress?

  • 48% of Technorati's Top 100 Blogs Are Managed With WordPress,
  • 74.6 Million Sites Depend on WordPress ( around 20% of all websites online)
  • There are 40 Translations of WordPress
  • WordPress Developers on Average Charge $50/hr

Some Brands Who Rely on WordPress

Testimonials

John Doe - Designer

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Enroll in Course $97


Your Instructor


Michael John Burns

Michael Burns is a graphic & web designer with 6 years of experience. Most of his skills are self-taught.

Michael didn't learn necessary skills to make living as designer at school. He learned everything he knows years ago from courses and online materials. Michael knows exactly what was challenging for him at time when he started and what made it easier to learn necessary skills.

He will be teaching you the way he learned (being self-taught) and this course has been created based on his experience on self learning. It is a matter of practicing really hard until the desired skills are acquired.

Michael has built many websites over years and he has taught web design on 1stWebDesigner for 4 years. He is also lead designer behind AwesomeWeb and 1stWebDesigner websites.


Frequently Asked Questions


Is this course applicable for people that are already working with clients and building websites?
Absolutely. If you are programmer, you can learn your way around Photoshop. If you are designer, you can learn how you can code your own WordPress theme. However I must say if you have been keeping up with latest trends and your own studies, this course may be too simple, basic for you. This course will be the most effective for beginners and amateurs, who need to update their skills and practices to prepare for successful 2015.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After purchase, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
Can I download videos and view them offline?
Absolutely, every video is downloadable, so if you have slow Internet connection, it is recommended to download videos one by one to your hard drive and enjoy at your own pace.
Is there any specialized equipment or software that I need?
Only premium software we used in this course is Adobe Photoshop. You can get 30 day free trial and afterwards it is $20 per month. But either way for 30 days you can use it and learn it for free. All the other software and tools we use are free to download, WordPress is open source.
What if I have already bought your previous course how to build flat responsive website?
Great. If you can verify you've already purchased our previous course, email [email protected] for $20 coupon code you can apply to the course.
Is there any specialized equipment or software that I need?
Only premium software we used in this course is Adobe Photoshop. You can get 30 day free trial and afterwards it is $20 per month. But either way for 30 days you can use it and learn it for free. All the other software and tools we use are free to download, WordPress is open source.
What if I have already bought your previous course how to build flat responsive website?
Great. If you can verify you've already purchased our previous course, email [email protected] for $20 coupon code you can apply to the course.

Course Package Inclusions

  • 2 hours of course videos on using Photoshop to design Portfolio website from scratch;
  • 1.5 hours of course videos on converting Photoshop web design to valid HTML;
  • 1.5 hours of course videos about styling Photoshop web design to valid CSS;
  • 2.5 hours of course videos about converting HTML&CSS website in fully functional and dynamic WordPress website.

All THIS + Bonus Inclusions

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!)

Bonus Interview and Videos!

James Richman

Joost De Valk

Brian Hoff

Chris Coyier

Jacob Cass

Ruben Gamez

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.


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