As a kid, I grew up watching my dad create websites on his computer. He was always working on one project or another at his desk while I read on the couch. If my dad needed a break from the computer he’d take me on a walk, almost always in the direction of a pizza shop.
It wasn’t until I started blogging in 2015 that I felt more of an interest in learning what goes into making websites. Since then I’ve used a lot of different resources to learn web design, and I’m mostly self-taught. Below is a list of websites I’ve personally used to learn web design for free or almost free. Some of the paid resources I share with you below offer such useful information at an affordable rate that I felt was worth including in this blog post as well.
Udemy (Paid/Free Versions)
This site is unique in the fact that anyone can create a course about virtually any topic. Some courses are free while others are paid and there are always specials going on this site. Course takers also have the option of reviewing their courses in order to leave feedback for the next student!
I love TreeHouse and I had a paid subscription with them for a very long time. They have a ton of high-quality courses on virtually every computer language out there. They also have a super interactive community where members help each other out all the time and a great customer service team. I can’t say enough nice things about this website.
Other Resources That Will Help You Learn Web Design for Free
That’s it for the three main sites I use all the time to learn and review my skills. There are tons of other resources out there, but I personally have not tried many others. If you’ve ever been interested in web design I recommend starting out with CodeAcademy first because it is free and covers a wide range of topics within the coding community.
I also think it’s worth mentioning StackOverflow in this list even though it’s not exactly a place where you go to learn how to code. I love using this forum because it’s kind of like Yahoo!Answers for programmers. If you ever have a question about you can go on there and get a response from community users within minutes. I also visit w3schools regularly for a complete directory of HTML and CSS properties.
I love that it’s so easy to be able to learn how to code without spending too much money either. I don’t know many other skills that you can learn for free online. Take advantage of these resources, girlies! Until next time.
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