If you are interested to learn how to design your own website then this “Video Web Design Courses For Small Business” series offers you a lot of help.
We have selected three extremely useful video web design courses for small business that not only cover the basics of website design, but also provide an insight into the major web design trends for 2017.
Our first web design course covers the basics on how to make a website.
Having your own website is one of the most important things, when it comes to building your brand, building an audience or serving a product. I’m going to be sharing some tips, tricks and techniques that you can use to make your website stand out that, when applied, will help your website serve it’s core purpose to the best of its ability, be it to sell your product or service.
The first and most important thing to ask yourself when Designing a Website is, ‘What is it’s purpose?’ Specifically broken down into two questions; ‘What is the hook?’ and ‘What is the call-to-action?’ Imagine a website for someone who sells posters for children. As soon as you visit the website you want to see examples of the posters, as well as a clear statement of what the product is and the name of the brand. Immediately after that you need to see the call-to-action such as ‘SHOP NOW’ which when you click on it, you are immediately able to make your purchase and the call-to-action has been made. There are, of course, other parts of the website; all posters, custom things, statements and ‘About’ sections but really, as soon as you go to the website these are the most commanding aspects that you should see. Further browsing the web site reveals all the other details about the company but really, that call-to-action and the hook has been served immediately.
Before you jump into designing the visual aspect of your website you first want to understand what you want the viewer to do and then you need to ask yourself, how can I keep them there long enough to convince them to do that?
The next thing I want to talk about is clarity. I’ve seen time and time again, when people design their first website, they follow an instinct quite often of putting as much content on the website as possible. Essentially, the instinct being followed is the thought that, the more you offer, the more value the viewer gets. But the reality is, people who visit your website are used to visiting a lot of websites very quickly and dismissing them just as quickly…..
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In this second video you will learn how to become a web designer, if you are interested in using your new found web design skills on behalf of clients.
One of the big questions that always comes up is do you need to learn HTML code to be a web designer? And the short answer is yes and no. And I say that to say this, you can design websites without learning HTML coding, but it’s not recommended, and just because you can code doesn’t necessarily mean you can design. It requires both things. Part of the process of web design actually still requires some pen and paper because you have to plan these things out. You have to know a lot of things when you wanna get started as a web designer. One of the first things is, what is the website going to be about.
When you’re starting a new web design project you need to start with a detailed project brief and get yout thoughts about what it is you wish to achieve down on paper. Pen and paper is still an important part of the process and there’s a reason for that. You need to organise your ideas! You need to have a hierarchy for the website, you need to know how many pages it’s going to be, you need to determine if those pages have different layouts and are there templates that need to be developed for specific parts of the website, different types of content that are going to be on there. What media types are going to be on the website? Is it going to have a lot of images? Will there be a lot of video content? Is there going be an audio component? Is there going to be a blog? If you are planning on designing an e-commerce website that needs to sell physical products you will also need to set up credit card payment providers such as PayPal or something similar.
All of these things are important and they need to be decided before you even think about touching a keyboard and mouse. Many people make the mistake of ignoring the planning stages of a website as people don’t understand how to plan this very important initial phase of your website design project…..
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In our final video in our web design course we show you the top new 17 website design rends for 2017.
Designers working on web design projects face a ton of challenges this year. They have to make products that work across a variety of devices, are engaging, and appeal to a global audience. Speaking of which, that audience is more tech savvy and design literate than ever before and expect a seamless experience on all of their devices. It’s more important than ever for web designers to keep up with emerging solutions and patterns that solve common problems, so they can keep their audiences engaged and provide a seamless experience.
Here are 17 website design trends that we think are going to be big in 2017 and well beyond.
First up we have Brutalism. Taking its name from the architecture style of the 60s and 70s, Brutalism in website design consists of bold, in-your-face collages of text and images where anything goes. And throw out the color wheel, too. The color contrast is set to the max and if you aren’t totally hardcore you can borrow some of the brutalist aesthetic and tone it down a bit like how Bloomberg News does.
At number 4 we have Device Specific Micro Interactions. Micro Interactions are those little details that happen after we perform a certain task. They help apps, products, and websites feel a little more human by offering the user acknowledgement. We see some device-specific micro interactions already like Twitter’s pull to refresh. As we gain more access to device specific features like gyroscopes, accelerometers, and other sensors, we’ll be able to provide even more diverse and device-specific micro interactions.
At number five we have Split Screen Design. Split-screen websites are a great way to draw a contrast between colors and content and often feature a light and dark side. They still feel really fresh and they can make it easy to balance text and images in a way that doesn’t overwhelm your users…..
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