Website Design Training El Dorado Hills
We specialize in Teaching Web Design and Website Design Courses in El Dorado Hills, CA
If you ever wanted to learn web design or you are just looking to get yourself a website design live, look no further than Front Street Media’s web design training class in El Dorado Hills. In our website design training class, we cover many different aspects of web design essentials. Some of the main aspects of web design may include layout, color psychology, responsive web design technologies and many more. When starting a website, there are many places you can start. You see these commercials on TV all the time “Create your own website for FREE” or “Design a website in 5 Minuets”. These platforms that allow you to design your website can be great platforms given you have the right web design skills to begin with. Depending on your situation, you are more than likely looking to learn how to develop a website on a great, stable CMS (Content Management System).
There are many CMS options out there including WordPress, Drupal, Joomla and many more. These three CMS platforms are great and among the top choice of web designers and developers. The down side of these platforms is that they do take some skill and basic web design knowledge. When learning web design, there are a few basic key concepts you will need to know. In our web design training class in El Dorado Hills, we will teach you everything you need to know about web design and web development.
As a seasoned veteran in web design and web development in El Dorado Hills, Front Street Media has designed thousands of websites. Front Street Media in El Dorado Hills will give you the top key secrets to design your own website.
10 Course Options for website design training in El Dorado Hills
- Design and Colors for Web Design
- Basic Principals of Web Design
- Photoshop for Web Design
- Side Navigation for Web Design
- Mock-ups for Web Design (To Mock or not to Mock)
- Responsive Web Design
- Designing for Mobile or Designing for Desktop
- Essential HTML Training
- Essential CSS Training
- Designing Websites with SEO in Mind (Organize your Website)
Whether you have been designing websites for a couple years or you are just getting started, our expert web design team will teach you everything you need to know. Our web design experts in El Dorado Hills will teach you how to build highly visible and engaging websites that will convert into traffic, leads and eventually, MONEY. We will teach you the real world skills used in web design and web development everyday.
We offer Training Classes for Web Design in the following Areas
- El Dorado Hills
- Cameron Park
- Granite Bay
1. Design and Colors for Web Design
When looking at any website design, you will notice that each site has a different color scheme. In our web design training class in El Dorado Hills, we will teach you everything you need to know about Color Theory, Contrast, Color Complements and Vibrancy. Each of these styles of color will represent some aspect of emotion in your website. It is very important to understand why web designers choose certain colors for each website they design. To determine which color is important for your website, there are many tools out there such as color wheels and color charts. These color wheels and color charts will tell you which colors compliments the other. In our website design training class in El Dorado Hills, you will learn the basics of Color Theory, Contrast, Color Complements, Vibrancy and how they interact in a website design.
2. Basic Principals of Web Design
There are three main aspects and basic principles in web design. Usability of your website, Website Layout and Accessibility of your website design. Each of these topics are incredibly important and in our specialized web design training course in El Dorado Hills, you will learn why web designers and web developers focus on these three main principles. Usability of your website will cover how easy your website is to navigate. When customers or prospects land on your website, they don’t read anything you write, they scan.
Creating a website that it is easy for a prospects to scan is crucial
Next is website layout and why web developers create amazing layouts. Website layout for design is important to search engines as well as your prospects. There are many different ways to layout a website; however, times are changing and its important to learn which style of layout is best for you. In our web design training class, you will learn the industry standard styles of 2015 – 2016 web design. Last is accessibility and this is more for the search engines and SEO (Search Engine Optimization) purposes. In our web design training class, we will teach you the basics of SEO and website design.
3. Photoshop for Web Design
Using Photoshop for website design is like using a wrench as a handyman. Photoshop is the single more important tool a web designer will ever use. Web designers and web developers need Photoshop to create stunning graphics for nav bars (Navigation Bars), side navs, footer navs, CTA (Call to action) buttons and much more. In our web design training program in El Dorado Hills, we will teach you the basics of Photoshop and what is most important. Things in Photoshop like cropping, gradients and the brush and pen tool are among a few of the most important elements of web design.
4. Side Navigation for Web Design
Side Navigation is what brings your entire website design together, unless of-course you are using a 100% width design. Deciding between 100% width website design and a basic 1000px wide website will depend on your industry and what you want to convey to your prospects. Side navigation can be great for an SEO campaign as you can load this section of your website with extremely educational content, compelling content and great How-To articles. Side navigation on a website is also a great place to put an opt-in form to drive lead traffic. In our web design training class in El Dorado Hills, we will teach you everything you need to know about side navigation and how to customize it for a better user experience (UX).
5. Mock-ups for Web Design (To Mock or not to Mock)
Mock-ups for web design are great if you are presenting a website to a major corporation; however, if you are looking to get a simple website up, designing live is fine. Mock-ups for web design used to be very popular among many graphic design and web design professionals. With the new technology available to many graphic and web designers like WordPress, Drupal and Joomla, there is virtually no need to provide mock-ups to clients or for yourself any longer. These CMS platforms allow the use of themes that can be customized in any way. Themes are like web design templates that be completely customized based on your requirements. In our web design training class in El Dorado Hills, we will teach you the basics behind mock-ups and website themes for web design.
6. Responsive Web Design
Responsive web design is the an emerging technology in the web design world that many companies are switching to due to its versatility. Responsive websites are becoming the future of web design because of increase in mobile and tablet usage in America. Responsive websites adapt to any device according to pixel breaks. In our web design training class in El Dorado Hills, our expert Responsive design team will educate you on the basics of responsive technology. Responsive technology is becoming an industry standard and our team will ensure that your website design skills are up to par in the 2015 – 2016 web design market.
7. Designing for Mobile or Designing for Desktop
The thought of designing for Mobile first or designing for desktop first is a very common question among web designers in El Dorado Hills and worldwide these days. Should you design for mobile or desktop first?
60-70% of your prospects are looking on phones, desktops are about 10-20%
In 2015, you better understand that around 60-70% of your prospects are looking at your website on their phone as opposed to desktop being around 10-20%. The other lost percentages will account for tablets and devices alike. In our web design training class in El Dorado Hills, you will learn why web developers design for mobile first and no longer desktop. In a perfect world, web designers and developers would design for the desktop first because it offers more flexibility and freedom for layout, typography, line heights and much more. Adapting to change is important when it comes to web design and we will teach you what you need to know about adapting to the current changes in the web design world.
8. Essential HTML Training
HTML (Hyper Text Mark-up Language) is at the base of any web designers tools and skill sets. HTML is incredibly easy to learn and you can become a master, very fast. HTML is the basic web design language that powers the entire internet. In the beginning of time, HTML is what ran every website online. Understanding HTML will give you the ability to design websites, insert hyperlinks and edit basic WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) HTML content. HTML runs basics aspects of your website like Hyperlinks (<a href=”website link”> Website Link Name<a/>), Ordered Lists (<ul> <li> List Item</li> </ul>) and much more. In our HTML training class in El Dorado Hills, you will learn everything you need to know about basic HTML.
9. Essential CSS Training
There are many different aspects of CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) but you only need to understand a couple to start designing your own website. In our Introduction to CSS training class, you will learn many different levels of CSS and most importantly, how to write your own sheets. When it comes to CSS, the options for learning are virtually endless. We will teach you basics in CSS such as CSS Syntax, CSS Classes, CSS IDs, CSS Font Properties, CSS Backgrounds, Inline CSS, Lists, Widths and Height Properties. Learning CSS is not mandatory; however, if you do master this skill of web design, you can create some stunning customized website designs. In our website design class in El Dorado Hills, you have the option to learn CSS or take a pass; however, we do recommend it.
10. Designing Websites with SEO in Mind (Organize your Website)
Ok, here is the most important item of the day… designing your website with SEO in mind! Having the most beautiful website online is great but if you don’t incorporate SEO into your site, you are going to lose. Our SEO Training class in El Dorado Hills is a completely separate program that we offer; however, we do touch on the importance of designing your website with the search engines in mind. The psychology of SEO is simple; is your content user friendly, will people want to read your content?
SEO is about the user experience and what you have to offer. With the search engine algorithms getting smarter everyday, you can almost guarantee that one day their programs will be human-like. Developing great content is at the core of any SEO campaign but there are many other aspects of SEO that we cover in our SEO Training class in El Dorado Hills.
Take a look at what we cover in our SEO training class
- Age of Domain Name!
- Website Layout & Sitemap.xml
- Website Content Creation for SEO
- Keywords, Search Terms and Long Tail Keywords for SEO
- Backlinks, Link Bait and Creating Link Bait
- Backlink Frequency and Relevancy
- Social Media Platforms and Referral Traffic
- Content Creation Frequency and Relevancy
- Website User Experience (UX)
- Local SEO, Map Submission and Map Optimization
These are a few of the basics behind SEO and what we offer training on.
If you have any questions about our web design class in El Dorado Hills, please contact us today. Hopefully at the end of the day, you learned at least a thing or two about web design and web development basics.