20 Web Design Learning Resources You Should Know

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The job of web designers and developers is becoming harder because new techniques are being introduced everyday. Designers who have completed their education find it difficult to learn them without any instructor.

Luckily, there are plenty of websites that offer you complete online courses in designing and development. You can learn all the latest techniques through well-known instructors and tutorials.

In today’s article, we are featuring 20 web design learning resources where you can learn everything about web designing and developing. Share the post after reading so that others can read it too!

1. Udemy

Udemy

It’s a marketplace where instructors can make their own video courses and sell them through the website. It covers a wide range of course topics, including:

  • Android development
  • iOS development
  • Responsive web design
  • HTML5
  • CSS

The prices of courses differ from each other but most of them are below the price of US$100.

2. Lynda.com

Lynda

This is the leading online resource for web design and development education. The topics which they cover in their training videos include:

  • 3D animation
  • Audio, business
  • CAD
  • Design
  • Development
  • Education
  • Photography
  • Video

The website is based on membership with plans starting from US$25/month.which provides unlimited access to all the videos.

3. Learnable

Learnable

It provides video training on plenty of topics which relate to web design and development. These topics include:

  • Front-end development
  • Back-end development
  • Design
  • Mobile development
  • UX
  • Marketing
  • Business

It offers both beginner and expert skill levels. This is also a membership-based website which offers US$29 for one month, US$99 for 6 months, and US$149 for 12 months.

4. Code School

Code School

It is more focused on the development rather than design but the courses are properly organized into paths. It helps you to gain skills in any specific area.

The offered paths include:

  • HTML/CSS
  • JavaScript
  • iOS development
  • Ruby

It offers more than 30 courses and 1,700 coding challenges. The membership is available at US$29/month.

5. Tuts+

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Tuts+ offers video courses and written tutorials that are helpful in learning various skills for the web. Tutorials are based on specific projects which include step-by-step written instructions and screenshots so that readers can practice and master the skills they need.

6. Skilled Up

Skilled Up

Skilled Up has collected 50+ of the best online educational resources to build web sites. The courses include:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • The art of building websites

The list includes free and paid educational courses and reference material. This list was last updated on January 21 this year.

7. Bloc

Bloq

With Bloc, you can learn web designing and developing anywhere, anytime. It offers you mentors from all around the world so that you can learn at your own pace. You can learn atleast 3 times per week and more if you want.

You can learn:

  • Web design
  • Web development
  • iOS development

The cost which you will have to pay for the mentor program is US$4,250 at the time of enrollment.

8. Don’t Fear the Internet

Dont Fear The Internet

There are short tutorials available on the website, like the basic things about WordPress blogging. You can also learn how to manipulate the CSS, HTML and some PHP. The website is absolutely free and accepts donations.

9. Mijingo

Mjingo

Mijingo offers plenty of video courses that are related with the topics of web design, web development and CMS or publishing. The prices of these courses are different but most of the courses are available for US$19.99.

10. CodeHS

CodeHS

The modules which are offered by CodeHS include:

  • HTML and CSS
  • Animation and games
  • Game design
  • JavaScript
  • Graphics

It is beginner-friendly and very popular among new designers. The cost of basic membership plans are US$25/month with complete access to all training materials on the site.

11. Mozilla School of Webcraft

School Of Webcrafts

It provides an online education for learning. This is a totally free website which offers web design training courses:

  • CSS
  • PHP
  • HTML

It also provides different challenges to test your skills.

12. Coursera

Coursea

Coursera offers a great platform for the designers and developers who want to learn the new techniques of the Web. The courses available are totally free and anyone can come and learn them. The courses include:

  • Computer Science: Software Engineering
  • Computer Science: Systems & Security

13. CodeCademy

Code Cadamy

You can find basic courses related to HTML/CSS, JavaScript, PHP, Python, Ruby, and APIs. Create a free account and start learning from the different available courses. You can also code with other by joining groups.

14. WebPlatform.org

WebPlatform

It offers written content and learning material which can be very helpful if you are a beginner in web design and development. The topics offered include:

  • HTML5
  • CSS
  • Media queries
  • Animations
  • Canvas
  • Audio

The website is totally free and anyone can join in to learn.

15. Google Developers University Consortium

University Consortium

The Google offers free access to Creative Commons licensed course content. You can choose from many topics including:

  • Android development
  • AJAX
  • Google Maps

16. CSS-Tricks

CSS Tricks

On the website Chris Coyier explains some latest CSS techniques. It has become very popular among all the designers and developers. The sources are updated frequently; you can learn anything for free on the website.

17. Sitepoint

SitePoint

Sitepoint sells web design and development books but provides free tutorials on their websites. The tutorials are, however, somewhat advanced level but it gives some useful introductions to beginner web designers.

18. Stackoverflow

Stack Overflow

This is a great place to learn web design. It provides you different advices regarding codes and web designs. The website is completely free; nothing is charged for providing to the tips to new coming designers.

19. Shay Howe’s Guides to HTML & CSS

Guide to HTML and CSS

It is a beginner’s guide for learning HTML and CSS. The website is text-based and provides perfect readability environment. The website is completely free and includes courses such as:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript

20. HTML 101 at Berkeley Knight Digital Media Center

HTML 101

This is one of the best online resources to learn about HTML. The content is perfect for the non-techies and beginners. However, there is not much if you wish to learn everything about web design and development. The course is completely free for everyone.

Bonus: Teamtreehouse

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Teamtreehouse is an online educational platform that helps people learn skills in order to get a job in web design and development industry, and even setup a business. Over 1,000 videos are available, created by the expert teachers on the web designing, coding and more.

Conclusion

All the courses provided by these websites range from the beginner level to the advanced level. The lessons are designed by the experts. They offer very friendly environment to the learners. Some of these websites also include interactive elements to help out the students to work at their own pace.

So, which one are joining? Have you tried any of the courses offered by these websites before? You can share your answers by simply commenting below. If you liked the article, please share it with others.

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13 Comments Best Comments First
  • Mwesigwa Daniel

    Sunday, June 8th, 2014 10:13

    2

    Where the hell is Treehouse!!??

    +12
  • Daquan Wright

    Sunday, June 8th, 2014 21:14

    4

    Take W3Schools down please. I’ve read about how they are outdated and won’t change material. A better resource is Mozilla Developer Network and Tree House. :D

    +6
  • Marcus

    Sunday, June 8th, 2014 15:32

    3

    ^ also Tutsplus

    +2
  • John Polacek

    Sunday, June 8th, 2014 09:58

    1

    How can you include the much derided W3Schools (aka W3Fools) and not include Khan Academy’s CS Courses, a project led by jQuery creator John Resig himself.

    https://www.khanacademy.org/computing/cs

    +1
    • Dainis Graveris

      Monday, June 9th, 2014 07:29

      5

      Nice additions, John! You are totally right..sorry for missing those.. Khan Academy indeed is kicking ass!

      0
  • Rick

    Friday, June 13th, 2014 11:25

    11

    Another training resource is http://www.trainsimple.com/

    They are also an Adobe authorized training center, which enables you to be certified in Adobe products. They also have certifications for web design.

    +1
  • Mark Roowley

    Monday, June 9th, 2014 19:05

    6

    CSS Tricks is one site I find myself referring to again and again for web design and development. Have to agree with the comment number 2 though regarding the absence of Treehouse.

    0
  • Alex

    Tuesday, June 10th, 2014 22:25

    7

    Udemy and Lynda are simply the best in terms of WordPress, however there are lots of great tutorials at http://teamtreehouse.com/tracks/wordpress-development. They are just awesome with videos and detail are what makes them more friendly.

    0
  • Qudrat Ullah

    Wednesday, June 11th, 2014 16:11

    8

    I think TeamTreeHouse is one of the best but they have very little material. They are building up now.

    0
  • James

    Sunday, June 22nd, 2014 03:39

    13

    Think treehouse should have definitely been in that list . . .

    0
  • Kcheets

    Friday, June 13th, 2014 21:54

    12

    w3Schools, mmm no thank you, not even free
    TutsPlus :), threehouse, mozilal developers network … ufff can’t even name them all

    0
  • The Hung

    Friday, June 13th, 2014 01:51

    10

    Sitepoint also very best place to learn.

    0
  • Tahir

    Friday, June 13th, 2014 01:49

    9

    You’ve missed the most important of all. TutsPlus. I’m a member of Learnable and I’m very much disappointed with the courses there.

    0
  • James

    Sunday, June 22nd, 2014 03:39

    13

    Think treehouse should have definitely been in that list . . .

    0
  • Kcheets

    Friday, June 13th, 2014 21:54

    12

    w3Schools, mmm no thank you, not even free
    TutsPlus :), threehouse, mozilal developers network … ufff can’t even name them all

    0
  • Rick

    Friday, June 13th, 2014 11:25

    11

    Another training resource is http://www.trainsimple.com/

    They are also an Adobe authorized training center, which enables you to be certified in Adobe products. They also have certifications for web design.

    +1
  • The Hung

    Friday, June 13th, 2014 01:51

    10

    Sitepoint also very best place to learn.

    0
  • Tahir

    Friday, June 13th, 2014 01:49

    9

    You’ve missed the most important of all. TutsPlus. I’m a member of Learnable and I’m very much disappointed with the courses there.

    0
  • Qudrat Ullah

    Wednesday, June 11th, 2014 16:11

    8

    I think TeamTreeHouse is one of the best but they have very little material. They are building up now.

    0
  • Alex

    Tuesday, June 10th, 2014 22:25

    7

    Udemy and Lynda are simply the best in terms of WordPress, however there are lots of great tutorials at http://teamtreehouse.com/tracks/wordpress-development. They are just awesome with videos and detail are what makes them more friendly.

    0
  • Mark Roowley

    Monday, June 9th, 2014 19:05

    6

    CSS Tricks is one site I find myself referring to again and again for web design and development. Have to agree with the comment number 2 though regarding the absence of Treehouse.

    0
  • Daquan Wright

    Sunday, June 8th, 2014 21:14

    4

    Take W3Schools down please. I’ve read about how they are outdated and won’t change material. A better resource is Mozilla Developer Network and Tree House. :D

    +6
  • Marcus

    Sunday, June 8th, 2014 15:32

    3

    ^ also Tutsplus

    +2
  • Mwesigwa Daniel

    Sunday, June 8th, 2014 10:13

    2

    Where the hell is Treehouse!!??

    +12
  • John Polacek

    Sunday, June 8th, 2014 09:58

    1

    How can you include the much derided W3Schools (aka W3Fools) and not include Khan Academy’s CS Courses, a project led by jQuery creator John Resig himself.

    https://www.khanacademy.org/computing/cs

    +1
    • Dainis Graveris

      Monday, June 9th, 2014 07:29

      5

      Nice additions, John! You are totally right..sorry for missing those.. Khan Academy indeed is kicking ass!

      0

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