Are there any good free courses for learning web design?
I have been working as an IT administrator for the last 7 years but now I want to make a shift in my career. I want to become a web designer and be really good at it.
Can you suggest some good free online courses? I found this guide on https://www.webemployed.com/free-web-development-courses-certifications/.
It shares some courses but they are all related to web development. I am searching specifically for web design courses.
I'd recommend teachable.com, there's a lot of free course available inside.
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It depends on how in-depth you would like to go. Team Treehouse is a great online resource for learning coding, etc. If you just want to be more on the design side of things, I would focus on Photoshop or Figma.
Take advantage of YouTube.
There are so many talented web design instructors offering free videos on YouTube. You can develop beginner level web design skills using only these free videos. Here are some popular web design YouTubers I would recommend you.
Learn Web Code: https://www.youtube.com/user/LearnWebCode
Dev Ed: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClb90NQQcskPUGDIXsQEz5Q
Drew Ryan: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtXGz0MBuqZUC8rmGddc07Q
Quintin Watt: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtGGGu_hp8ToQ9BR6Vni19w
The Net Ninja: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW5YeuERMmlnqo4oq8vwUpg
MM Tuts: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheCharmefis
You can find lots of free tutorials on YouTube, but if you don't want to sift through thousands of videos while wondering which ones you need, I'd suggest checking out Udemy. I bought one on there a couple years ago a few colleagues have gone through the 25-hour course as well. It was probably the best $10 I'd ever spent because the return has been huge. So to answer your question, yes YouTube has lots of free material, the better answer is to go to Udemy and spend $10 and you'll save a ton of time and frustration. Hope that helps, and best of luck!
Michael at Raleigh Immigration Lawyer
Like many people have already said, boot camps, udemy.com or youtube videos are super helpful! I'm sure you can find web design podcasts as well.
Would also like to piggy-back off Taylor's answer and mention attending MeetUps are also a great way to learn and meet people in your industry (this goes for anything, not just web design).
You can usually find meetups that are free, and the topics can vary. But I think this is a great way to get your foot in the door, meet people and learn new skills.
Here is the link where you can search for your location:
Hi Denise! I wanted to add that you should take advantage of the fact that you live in a flourishing city like Denver, where there are likely many local opportunities and resources for learning web design.
Have you considered attending coding or web design boot camp? This type of training is not free, but you get to build a portfolio as you go through the courses which can make it easier to find a job after without ever having any clients.
Upon graduating, some training programs will write you a reference or use their network to set you up with job interviews.
People have varied opinions on if coding boot camps are worth the investment or not. There is another question on Business.com that may help you decide if this is something you would be interested in and learn a lot from: https://www.business.com/advice/answers/question/should-i-send-my-team-to-coding-boot-camp/
I know Udemy is updating several web design courses but I would strongly suggest looking at some YouTube videos if you are a beginner.
Also, you can seek online and find great discounts and free courses from tutors themselves when announced.
Blazho from https://www.exai.com/
This resource might be helpful: https://www.business.com/articles/resources-learning-website-design/