Mark Your Calendar: Upcoming Web Design Training

Do you have big plans for growing your web design career in 2013? Then we’ve got lots of opportunities for you this month to dedicate yourself to learning new skills and focusing on your capabilities. Mark your calendar for these web design workshops, online tutorials and services in January:

web design tutorials

January 10: The Inspiration Challenge, presented by Patrick McNeil
In this 90-minute tutorial, Patrick will discuss how and where to find web design inspiration. He’ll teach you how to use that inspiration and offer challenges to get you started. You’ll get a free PDF featuring all the websites and resources that Patrick covers in the session. Learn more and register now.

January 17: 40 Better Ways to Work with Interactive Clients, presented by Paul Boag
Paul Boag will present 40 practical tips on how to improve your relationship with clients. Based on more nearly 20 years of experience in web design, you’ll be able to learn from Boag’s mistakes so that your own client interactions are more productive, and maybe even enjoyable. Sign up to improve your client relationships.

January 31: Effectively Integrate Social Media with Your Website, presented by Paul Boag You have a website. You have a social media presence. How well do they work together to present a consistent, persuasive, marketing-focused picture of you and your services? Learn how to create a better online marketing presence.

HOW University web design workshops

Beginning January 14th: Interactive Business Development Bootcamp, a 2-week course taught by marketing expert Ilise Benun
Learn how to create an effective marketing position for your web design business, support it with case studies and other marketing materials, effectively price your web design services and write winning project proposals. Find out more and register.

Beginning January 21: HTML/CSS Coding Bootcamp, an intensive coding workshop presented by Patrick McNeil
If you want to learn how to code, but aren’t sure where to start, this week-long coding crash course on HTML and CSS is the place to do it. Each day of this intensive Bootcamp builds on itself, and is developed for those who learn best by getting hands-on. Get started now.

Beginning January 21: In-Depth Coding Workshops for Web Designers, a three-part series taught by Patrick McNeil. Sign up for one workshop or build serious coding skills by taking all three online web coding courses.

Beginning January 28: NEW web design workshop, User Experience in Design: Conceptualizing a Website, taught by Brian Miller
Brian Miller will walk you through the user experience design process, teaching you how to interpret information architecture documents, create moodboards and metaphors for a site, and how to prepare for the design phase of a web project. Learn more and register.

Beginning January 28: PSD to HTML: The Missing Link of Web Design taught by Chris Converse
Get hands-on with the aspects of HTML and CSS that allow you to realize your design vision, so that you no longer have to rely on web developers to do it for you. By learning how to cut your own graphics and create the HTML and CSS files you provide to your web developers, you’ll regain control and enhance your understanding of web design and overall user experience for future projects. Read more about the course and sign up.

design critique service

Want help creating feature-worthy website designs? With a Web Design Critique from Design Critique Services, we’ll connect you with Patrick McNeil for a high-level review where you can get feedback on your website design project. You’ll get strategic, creative and technical advice on how you can improve your work.