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Introduction to Web Design and Development

This course introduces the fundamental concepts, tools, and learning paths for web design it also explains what it means to be a web designer and the various areas of specialization.

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Design Aesthetics for the Web

This course explains design aesthetics in simple terms. Learn how to adjust adjacent colors to add contrast, create depth with texture, incorporate movement, and use repeating shapes, patterns, and borders to unify your design. New Course-Released 9/26/2016 (name changed)

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User Experience for Web Designers (2 paths)

This class teaches you what people want from websites, how they search for information, how they read online. How to apply simple UX design principles to your site to make it behave in the way that users want and expect.

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Mapping the Modern Web Design Process

This course offers a 10,000-foot view of the web design process, to help ensure you never lose sight of your users. From initial consultation and UX consideration, to development, content creation, design, testing, and launch.

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HTML Essential Training (2 paths)

This course provides an in-depth look at the essentials: the syntax of HTML and best practices for writing and editing your code. Plus, learn how to create links and lists, and find out how HTML works with CSS and JavaScript to create rich, engaging user experiences.

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Learning CSS

CSS Fundamentals covers the basic concepts, terminology, and techniques you need to read and write CSS. It's for people who want a big-picture overview before taking hands-on courses.

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Sketch Essential Training: The Basics (2 paths)

Learn the ins and outs of the Sketch interface, and how to design modern user experiences with Sketch, starting with document and project setup. New Course-Released 6/7/2017

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Photoshop CC for Web Design

Photoshop is used in the modern web design workflow. Designers use it to create UI elements, web graphics, wireframes, and functional mockups. Designs that transition beautifully and easily to production.

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Learning Responsive Design

This course introduces responsive design to new web designers and fills in any gaps experienced designers may have, while providing a deeper exploration of how current trends in devices, connectivity, and user experience are driving its adoption.

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Responsive Images

Learn how to implement responsive images into web design, with best practice scenarios. These are the next evolution for implementing responsive images in real-life production sites.

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Responsive Typography Techniques

Learn how to create typography that's beautiful, functional, and easily scalable across tablets, phones, and computers of all types and sizes. Plus, learn how to use media queries and CSS rules to keep your type looking great at any size.

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Planning a Career in User Experience

This course breaks down the sub-disciplines of user experience (the trifecta of design, research, and strategy), so you can learn about the different jobs that align with your strengths and passions.

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UX Design: 1 Overview

This course helps development teams pool their diverse perspectives and collaborate to understand how to turn thoughts, feelings, frustrations, and desires of users into the design for a product. New Course-Released 2/18/2017

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UX Foundations: Prototyping

Learn how to build simple, satisfying prototypes on paper, and use digital prototyping tools like Moqups, InVision, and Axure to add interactivity and animation.

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UX Foundations: Multidevice Design

This course shows how to design complete experiences that take visitors from one device to another, and back again. You'll leave with a solid understanding of the planning it takes to ensure your site is prepared for success, the importance of flexible content creation and preparation.

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UX Design: 4 Ideation

This course explores a variety of ideation techniques and explains how to brainstorm in a way that lets all members of a team, not just the designers, contribute to a product's overall direction. New Course-Released 1/25/2017

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UX Design: 5 Creating Scenarios and Storyboards

This course shows how to use these tools to map the concepts generated during the ideation phase of UX design to a user's real-world tasks. New Course-Released 1/27/2017

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UX Design: 6 Paper Prototyping

Learn how to make paper prototypes so you can validate your ideas before you write any code. This method of prototyping is fast and inexpensive, allowing you to test design ideas early using simple materials: paper, Post-it notes, index cards, and Sharpies. New Course-Released 2/6/2017

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Sketch Essential Training: The Basics (2 paths)

Learn the ins and outs of the Sketch interface, and how to design modern user experiences with Sketch, starting with document and project setup. New Course-Released 6/7/2017

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Photoshop for UX Design

This course shows how to quickly create wireframes, flowcharts, and pixel-perfect mockups in Photoshop. Learn how to use artboards, guides, Creative Cloud libraries,and more to make layouts and generate exports that convey fluid app experiences. New Course-Released 3/9/2017

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Illustrator for UX Design

Use Adobe Illustrator to design your next web or app project, making shapes, working with layers, and using guides and focusing on the features needed to effectively work with text, symbols, libraries, and making a layout responsive. New Course-Released 2/16/2017

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Getting Started in Graphic Design

Learn how to get started in graphic design. This course provides an overview of key design concepts. New Course-Released 11/16/2016 (name changed)

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Introduction to Graphic Design

Design is a complex art that involves many different skills and tools. Learn the core skill areas (color, typography, and layout) and core tools (Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator) used in graphic design.

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Graphic Design Foundations: Layout and Composition

Learn how to create stronger, clearer, more attention-grabbing designs by understanding the how, why, and when of layout and composition.

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Graphic Design Foundations: Typography

This course explains good typographic practices, how to select and use type to add impact and power, how type is measured and sized, and how factors like spacing and alignment affect your design.

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Color for Design and Art

Color for Design and Art removes the mystery from color theory, showing artists and nonartists alike how to confidently choose, apply, and modify palettes of eye-catching hues.

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Learning Logo Design

Avoid pitfalls, improve your design process, respond to demanding clients, and solve the creative problems that are involved in creating a logo. This course shows you how to take care of the nitty-gritty, like quotes and contracts, and critical design decisions involved in building a brand identity package.

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InDesign Quick Start

Learn the five techniques every In Design user needs to know to start creating and editing layouts. Get up to speed in less than 30 minutes!

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Introducing Illustrator

Quickly learn how to use Adobe Illustrator to create digital illustrations with no experience required.

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Introducing Photoshop: Design

Quickly learn how to use Photoshop for everyday design tasks-combining text and artwork, replacing backgrounds, and more.

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Aaron Draplin Takes On A Logo Design Challenge

Aaron Draplin, owner of Draplin Design Co., takes our logo design challenge. Watch as he sketches, tests, and tunes his ideas, and provides tips on freelancing and finding inspiration.

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Programming Foundations: Fundamentals

The course covers creating small programs to explore conditions, loops, variables, and expressions; working with different kinds of data and seeing how they affect memory; writing modular code; and how to debug, all using different approaches to constructing software applications.

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Programming Foundations: Object-Oriented Design

The course covers creating conceptual models of your program with design patterns, class and sequence diagrams, and unified modeling language (UML) tools, and then shows how to convert the diagrams into code.

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Programming Foundations: Real-World Examples

Understanding core programming concepts and why they are used is just as important as knowing how to write code. This course explains basic programming concepts by relating them to real-life objects, actions, and scenarios.

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Programming Foundations: Databases

In this course, explore options that range from personal desktop databases to large-scale geographically distributed database servers and classic relational databases to modern document-oriented systems and data warehouses—and learn how to choose the best solution for you.

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Learning Git and GitHub (2 paths)

This course shows you how to install Git and use the fundamental commands. Plus you will learn how to work with the popular GitHub website.

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Programming Foundations: Software Quality Assurance

This course demonstrates the different kinds of software testing (from black box to white box) and how to fit each one into your development cycle. Learn how to make sure your team is on the same page when it comes to quality by developing criteria for ranking the priority and severity of issues.

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Insights from David D. Levine Writer Designer and Engineer

David D. Levine has worn many hats in his long career: technical writer, interaction designer, software engineer, and award-winning science fiction author. His career path, with its ups, downs, and redirections, mirrors the one many job seekers find themselves on today. Dive in and get insights from an expert—in more than one industry!

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