Free Online Training: Learn to Design a Great Website

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Do you want to design, or redesign, your organization's website, but have no idea how to begin? Great news, it's not as hard as it seems! And better yet, you don't need any special spidey or superhuman web powers to get started.

Web Design Best Practices 101

Our new TechSoup Course, Web Design Best Practices 101, will equip you with a solid foundation on how to design a user-friendly website. From taglines to your logo, "call to action" buttons to email signup, we'll guide you step by step through the beginning stages of creating an engaging website.

Our Adobe expert, Colleen Schweizer, will lead you through this short, three-part course that includes simple steps to develop your website's layout, look and feel, and user experience. You'll learn

  • reliable standards for crafting web content
  • navigational dos and don'ts
  • best practices for creating an appealing web experience
  • tips for sustaining design consistency on multiple devices, including mobile and tablet

During this web design introductory course, you’ll watch three videos and access summaries of web design best practices. These summaries will also guide you in the implementation of your own web design after the course. Once you've grasped the basics, you can then begin to wrestle with your organization's web design project with confidence.

This course is part of our design for nondesigners series, which is intended to help nonprofit and library staff who don't have formal training in design practices or software. No spidey powers needed!

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How to Get Started with TechSoup Courses

If this is your first time accessing TechSoup Courses, our new online learning platform, just remember that you will need to create an account before registering for any course. Note that this account will be different from your TechSoup.org login. You'll just need to set up an account on the TechSoup Courses website, then you own your learning journey, and you choose the time, location, and device that is most convenient for you.

Web design is not easy, but we can get you started and build a solid foundation. Build your design confidence one TechSoup course at a time. Keep an eye out for more design for nondesigners courses coming out soon!

About the Author

TechSoup training and educaiton manager, Susan Hope Bard

Susan is the training and education manager at TechSoup where she facilitates webinars and works to create engaging and exciting online trainings for nonprofits and libraries. Prior to joining TechSoup, Susan managed and delivered training programs for the American Red Cross and libraries.

A version of this post originally appeared on the TechSoup blog.

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