The perfect starting place for print designers looking to move to the web.
Patrick McNeil, the author of the Web Designer's Idea Book series and the content director of HOW Interactive Design, has been building websites for years and knows both the design side and the development side. In this four-week workshop, the first in a series, you'll learn the fundamentals of the web through videos, readings and links. This course designed for absolute beginners will teach you the basics of the web and give you a technological understanding of how things work online.
A digital download gives you instant access to the materials to your computer. After downloading a ZIP file of the materials, unzip it, and you'll be able to access all the course materials, which are in Word and PDF format.
In this course you'll learn:
- The language of the web (You'll finally be able to decode all that alphabet soup!)
- The technological basis of a website
- How your design skills can transfer from print to web
- The new developments in web design
- And how to learn what you need to know next
Who should purchase this workshop:
- Experienced print designers making the transition to web and interactive design
- Creative professionals unfamiliar with the language of the web
- Lesson 1: Web 101
- Lesson 2: Intro to Web Design
- Lesson 3: Essential Concepts
- Lesson 4: Next Steps
These workshops are self-guided, "offline" versions of our online workshops at HOW U. You receive the same curriculum and supplemental materials, but you do the work completely on your own, making them an ideal choice for students who truly want to work at their own pace.
In contrast to our online workshops, where class is "in session" for a specified period of time, there's no set time line for an independent study class, you could approach it as an intensive crash course, pick it up on weekends over several months, or whatever works best for you.