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Creating a website with help from LinkedIn Learning

You sit in class tapping your pen on the desk as thoughts of starting your own business enter your mind. You begin daydreaming of creating an amazing website, which would be the digital front window of your new business empire. Then the doubts start to set in. I’m not a web designer. I couldn’t possibly create a website. Luckily, Rutgers offers free access to LinkedIn Learning, which has a wide variety of web design and development courses. This educational resource features video tutorials that can help you with anything you need to know about web design.

Below are some sample course offerings on LinkedIn Learning that will make your brightest web design visions a reality.

Introduction to Web Design and Development
Completely new to web design? This introductory course is the best place to start. It will teach you the fundamental concepts that are needed if you want to be a web designer like HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

Design Aesthetics for the Web
Contrast, balance, and saturation – these are a few of the foundational tools this course will outline to help you create a beautiful website.

HTML Essential Training
If you are unsure about what HTML is, this course is a great place to start. It provides an in-depth look at the fundamentals of the language and shares how to utilize it to create websites.

Learning CSS
After learning HTML, CSS is the next coding language to learn. This tutorial explains how CSS affects the visual aspects of websites such as text, borders, images, and more.

Photoshop for Web Design
If there is one thing web designers should know, it’s Adobe Photoshop. Throughout this course, author Emily Kay explains how to use Photoshop for modern web design, including style guides, navigation elements, artboards, and more.

Learning Responsive Design
With the multitude of ways, users view websites, ensuring optimal viewing experiences across mobile, tablet, and desktop platforms is a must. This course teaches the skills needed to make sure your website works across multiple devices, screen sizes, and browsing contexts.

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