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Web Design for College Students

January 4, 2017

There is almost an endless supply of courses on web design these days. The problem is that it’s hard to filter out the good from the bad. … Many of the courses were not created by educators (poor learning value), and a lot of the material is very old. StudioWeb’s web design courses Our courses …

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A Video on Small Business Web Design

November 28, 2016

Hi! This video is for small business owners who are trying to understand how to build a website for their small business. It will also help you to understand the big picture in terms of your options of getting a presence online. A quick talk about common considerations for small business wanting to get on the Web: Blogs, …

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Teaching Web Design should be easy!

October 3, 2016

More and more teachers realize that students should learn to code. Web design presents a great way to teach coding in a visual and easy to understand way. Websites are created with the most popular coding languages in the world: HTML CSS JavaScript What’s even more cool, these three computer languages are also used to …

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Top 3 Code Training Tips Video

October 3, 2016

Hi!

I’ve been coding for over 20yrs, and have been teaching code since 2003. I can boil all the experience down to three tips when learning to code:

You can learn web design easily with me, by taking my powerful web design course and training package.

Thanks!

Stefan

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Tips to make learning web design easy

October 2, 2016

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Hi,

I’ve been building websites since 1994, and teaching web design and programming since 2003. In that time, I’ve boiled down all my teaching and coding experience to three powerful tips, that will make learning web design much easier for you:

1. Take hand written notes as you learn. It’s one thing to watch a video, or read a book. It’s a whole different experience when you take notes as you are learning. The simple act of putting pen to paper, will tell your brain that the information is more important than normal. Because of this, your brain will put more effort into remembering what you are writing the notes about. The more senses you activate when learning or experiencing something, the more powerful the memory will be.

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What makes a great web design course?

September 25, 2016

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I’ve been creating web design courses since 2003, and in that time I’ve learned the key elements of a great web design course:

1. A teacher who knows how to teach! Unfortunately, many courses out there don’t have that.
2. Instant feedback for the student.
3. A teacher who has a lot of real world web design experience.

1. A teacher who knows how to teach!

Teaching is a skill. People go to school for years to learn how to teach. And of course, there is always natural talent and ability. The problem today is that the Web is filled with the casual nerd trying to make a buck, by creating a course on some coding language or another.

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Becoming a Freelance Web Designer

September 22, 2016

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What level of skill do you need to start taking on web design and development gigs?

With working knowledge of HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript, you should have enough skills to start working as a web developer / designer. It takes surprisingly little time given the huge demand. But, if you can do a little server side coding with say PHP, Python or JavaScript, you will find that your prospects for work will grow exponentially!

My focus in this article is to help people get their freelancing career up and running. That said, for both freelancing and employment, it is important that you have a strong portfolio site that you can use to demonstrate your web design and development skills.

How to get your first clients?

Word of mouth is probably the easiest way to get clients. But to get that first one, you will likely have to offer up your skills for free. Ask friends, family or the small business down the street, if they need any web development work done. First offer to do it at student prices, or if they don’t accept that, since you are new, do it for free!

…. The key is to get some real credits to your name. Once you’ve done one or two small free or nearly free jobs, you will have a much easier time securing good paying jobs. Small business owners tend to know other small business owners and that’s where your referrals can come in. Ask your first few clients, if they can refer you to people they know.

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Teach Web Design in Middle School

September 5, 2016

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When it comes to teaching web design and development, the common hurdle we have seen, is that many middle school and high school teachers are beginners themselves. We have solved this problem with StudioWeb.

StudioWeb is loved by teachers and students, because it makes teaching and learning code amazingly easy. It comes with everything a teacher could want:

– assignments and classrooms activities
– auto grading of courses, chapters and lessons.
– video based interactive quizzing and code challenges
– easy to use grading rubric for the projects
– open ended lesson plans
– video walkthroughs of the app

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Homeschool Web Design Course

August 22, 2016

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Hi!

Everyone knows that kids who learn to code will have a big advantage in the workplace and in life. Besides the fact that coding is a valuable skillset with an amazing number of high paying jobs, the mental training that comes with learning to code cannot be underestimated.

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