Web Development

Web Development Training ChicagoWeb Development Part 1

HTML5 is the foundation for every website. Learn how to build professional, interactive websites and apps with HTML5 and CSS. Add images and video, attach CSS for different styling techniques, and use JavaScript for interactivity. This instructor-led class is packed with hands-on exercises that give you the tools to write code and create navigatable sites.

Web Developent Coding Training

Web Development Part 2

Take a deeper look at front-end design and development to develop complex, interactive websites and apps. Focus on more advanced areas of HTML5 including modern CSS layout, JavaScript, forms, advanced UI design with animations and transitions, SVG, drawing and animation with Canvas and more.

Web Developent Coding TrainingCustom Email Campaigns

This 2 day class is for those with little or no HTML experience who want to create effective email marketing campaigns. You will learn how to use HTML to create email layouts, forms, import graphics, and formatting with CSS. Best practices to avoid being tagged as a Spammer will also be covered. Students leave with comprehensive skills to return to the office and work with e-marketing.

Wordpress Training ChicagoWordPress

WordPress makes it easy for any computer user to create webpages and blogs. This 1 day Level 1 class will teach you to easily develop and customize your own website. WordPress is a free online application that allows users to create beautiful pages that you can incorporate your own logos, images or photos into.

Web and App Development Courses

The internet is based on code. There are many resources that offer a “Code Free” development option, but if you don’t have at least a foundation with code, you won’t know what’s possible, and it will hamper you from effectively communicating your designs to developers.

I don’t want to become a coder, what are my choices?

The internet is built on code. If you are a designer, and don’t want to learn code, there are options:

  • WordPress: Is a free Content Management System (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL. You can easily apply free or purchased “Themes” to change the look and feel, and there are hundreds of plugins available. There are also ‘Builder’ plugins that make it possible to design and build layouts code-free. WordPress’s own built-in Gutenberg engine is evolving, making design and layout changes easier.
  • WYSIWYG apps: What You See Is What You Get web building applications do exist, from proprietary platforms like Squarespace to web-based tools like Webflow. While there are benefits in development speed and cost, limitations and the inability to move your site to other platforms could be drawbacks.
  • Adobe Animate: Create highly interactive HTML animations for web, apps, digital publications and more. HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS3, but users do not need to know those languages to be productive.
  • Adobe XD: Stick to design, and let the developers do the coding. Create interactive prototypes and complete screen mockups for websites and apps with Adobe’s ever-evolving UX prototyping tool and share every detail of your vision with developers. Check out our Adobe XD course.

Even if I use Adobe XD or WordPress, should I still learn some basic code?

YES! Learning even the foundation of code is incredibly helpful when working with developers. And with a little CSS, your web design skills will improve with a better understanding of how typography, color, images, animations and responsive layout work behind the scenes.