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Webdesign courses in English:
Learn webdesign. From scratch.

Illustrator illustraties maken met Adobe Illustrator

Webdesign: design websites and build them, learn HTML and CSS code, use stylesheets and create the best websites from scratch

Info

Webdesign is a terrific line of work. As a web designer you can design, build and maintain websites. But that's not all. You will often be asked to do much, much more. You may end up doing Photoshop work to create graphics and banners for the websites, or creating vector graphics for app layout and special page elements. You may use Illustrator, or Photoshop, to create the entire layout for a page and use this mock-up to develop the website in Dreamweaver, using HTML and CSS mark-up to build the pages. You may even know SEO to optimize websites for search engines like Google.

There is so much you can do with webdesign. Learn how to do this now and become an appreciated employee who knows their way around code and design.

Webdesign
Complete Education

Webdesigner opleiding, html, css, seo, animate, photoshop, Amsterdam

Learn HTML code, CSS code
Dreamweaver, Photoshop & SEO

30 lessons
Runtime 25 weeks
+ tests and exam

As a webdesigner your clients will expect a lot from you. You may end up not only building websites but designing them too, and editing images that will be used on the pages, or indeed do some SEO so the websites can be well found.

During this extensive education you wll design and build websites and learn about hosting and domain choice, social media and even Search Engine Optimization. Of course you should also know your HTML and CSS code.

Webdesign
Complete Education

Dreamweaver Course
with HTML code & CSS code

Dreamweaver cursus met HTML code en CSS code, stylesheets, formulieren, classes, tag style, websites

HTML code, CSS Code +
Dreamweaver

7 lessons of ± 1:45 / 2 hours
Runtime one and a half month
+ personal test lesson

This Dreamweaver course teaches you the heart of every web page: HTML (and XHTML/HTML5) for content and CSS for layout and style. Both are used by CMS like WordPress and others: these sometimes will have to be adjusted to suite your needs.

After the coding part of the course you start creating web pages with Dreamweaver, you use stylesheets to create professional designs, add forms and learn what you need for domains and hosting and publish your websites

Dreamweaver
First Course

Dreamweaver Course
Advanced

Dreamweaver Cursus Gevorderden, CSS positionering, absolute, relative, static, fixed positioning

CSS positioning +
modern layouts

7 lessons of ± 1:45 / 2 hours
Runtime one and a half month
+ personal test lesson

During this Dreamweaver course you learn the modern techniques to create and maintain websites. You continue with CSS and learn CSS positioning which is used by modern CMS and, for instance, WordPress. This way you can layout elements as you see fit.

You learn how to manage and adjust websites in a controlled environment. And you can use the techniques you learned in other editors such as Wordpress and other content management systems.

Dreamweaver Course
Advanced

Dreamweaver Course
Professional

Dreamweaver cursus Professional in Amsterdam, Dreamweaver en PHP, CSS3

Avanced CSS
Extra styling and positioning

7 lessons of ± 1:45 / 2 hours
Runtime one and a half month
+ personal test lesson

The basis of all pages is of course HTML, and with CSS you can add wonderful layout and styling options. During this course you add CSS3 and even PHP to your bag of skills.

You learn how to implement CSS3 and learn how to use PHP to add specific functions that will be performed server-side. Understanding all this is great and will help you create  more complex websites.

Dreamweaver Course
Professional

HTML Code
Course

HTML code cursus in Amsterdam, HTML leren schrijven, platte tekst, code typen

HTML code syntax:
tags, attributes & structure

2 lessons of 1.5 to 2 hours
Lessons are consecutive
Runtime 1 week

The heart of all internet pages is of course HTML code. This code, or actually mark-up, is necessary to tell the browser what it should render: it should for instance render images and text elements.

HTML code not just fun to learn: you need to know it to tweak the way web elements look and to correct mistakes that are generated by content management systems and web editors like Dreamweaver.

HTML
Code
Course

HTML Code +
CSS Code Course

HTML code cursus, CSS code cursus, HTML en CSS code leren tijdens cursus in Amsterdam

HTML code syntax +
CSS code for formatting

3 lessons of 1.5 to 2 hours
1e 2 lessons are consecutive
Runtime 2 weeks

During this HTML code and CSS code course you will learn how to code by hand. You will write both codes, actually mark-up, by hand so you really will learn how to write and indeed read it. You need to know this code if you want to finetune blogs and other elements in CMS (content management systems), too.

You don't need to know anything about code to attend this course, you learn it all from scratch.

HTML Code +
CSS Code Course

WordPress
Course

Cursus WordPress in Amsterdam, websites maken met WordPress, blog

WordPress
Installation and use

2 lessons of 1.5 to 2 hours
Lessons are consecutive
Runtime 1 week

This WordPress course helps you if you have never used it before. If you want to quickly create and maintain a website or blog, maybe with a team, WordPress is really for you. PHP builds it all, a database keeps track of the content.

All that is part of the website is placed into a database and can then be called dynamically. Maintaining a WordPress based website is easy but does require the necessary skills and discipline. Learn it all during this education.

WordPress
Course

PHP
Course

PHP cursus, leer PHP programmeercode voor server side commando's

The first PHP syntax &
Variables & functions

4 lessons of 1.5 to 1:45 uur
2 consecutive lessons twice
Runtime 2 weeks

This course teaches you the basics of PHP first: preprocessing code that will allow certain tasks to be done on the server and that will then be served to the client (the browser) so it can be used by the user ( such as you).

This means you will learn how to write code and how to implement this on the HTML pages you create. This course is not for beginners. You need to know HTML and CSS and you will have to install a server on your computer.

PHP
Course

SEO
Course

Webdesigner opleiding, html, css, seo, animate, photoshop, Amsterdam

Clever techniques
Setting up indexable websites

4 lessons of 1.5 to 1:45 uur
2 consecutive lessons twice
Runtime 2 weeks

SEO: Search Engine Optimization. This course teaches you how to optimize your website for Google and other search engines. This means that you will learn how to add code and elements that will make it easier to index the pages.

Techniques are changing and evolving so it's important to keep up with the changes. During this course you will learn what you can do, should do and indeed should absolutely not do. Learn it all during this SEO course.

SEO
Course

Reviews

Illustreren en tekenen, ontwerpen met Illustrator van Adobe, cursus volgen in Amsterdam

Thanks

It was an extremely useful and powerful education. Thanks!
J. Brown

Compleet

Deze opleiding is heel compleet. Je leert vanaf de basis alles, ik wist van niks en twijfelde of het goed zou komen. Maar de lerares ving dit heel goed op. Het is heel fijn om alles vanaf de basis goed op te bouwen. Na deze opleiding kan ik Photoshoppen, ik kan HTML en CSS en tot mijn eigen verbazing ben ik heel handig geworden en kan zelfs WordPress makkelijk begrijpen. Ik weet dat ik dat zelf doe maar zonder de niet aflatende goede begeleiding en het superhandige materiaal was het me niet gelukt.
Froukje T.

Super

Ik ben klaar met de opleiding, bedankt voor het diploma. Ik heb veel geleerd, zelfs beter mijn eigen computer begrijpen.
W. de K.

Veel huiswerk

Ik vind in deze opleiding veel huiswerk zitten. Met een gezin met kleine kinderen en een drukke baan was het in het begin lastig combineren. Daar moet je wel even aan denken. Grote kracht is dus wel het huiswerk dat ook wordt nagekeken.
J. W.

Eigen bedrijf

Jullie hebben een concurrent opgeleid! Ik heb nu mijn eigen bedrijf en ga websites bouwen voor mijn klanten. Je begrijpt dat ik dus geen reclame voor jullie ga maken maar een welgemeend dankwoord op deze plek is op zijn plaats. Heel goede opleiding, een schat aan lesmateriaal, echt top!
Hans R.

Ik ga door

Wat een geweldige ervaring deze opleiding. Ik wil nu eigenlijk niet stoppen, ik ga door en me opgeven voor Illustrator.
Joke V.

Echt af

De combinatie van deze modules maakt het tot een fantastische opleiding. Ik zag al vaker 'bedankt' staan hier en misschien is het saai maar echt bedankt! De opleiding maakt mijn omscholing echt af!
Jan B.

Aanrader maar...

Ik raad deze opleiding aan maar met de aantekening dat je echt wel moet oefenen. Dat betekent uurtjes maken en ook echt huiswerk. Zonder maken van huiswerk gaat het niet. Ik dacht het lukt wel maar kwam tijdens de laatste lessen in de problemen. Toch alles nog ingehaald en ik mocht het nog inleveren waarvoor dank.
Mark J.

Code blues

Ik ben echt totaal om. Als ik niet lekker kan zitten kloten krijg ik de blues. Het is nu echt mijn ding om alles zo puur en overzichtelijk mogelijk te houden. De combinatie met Photoshop en Flash is fantastisch: mijn klanten kunnen dat zelf niet en ik had grote moeite met het maken van geschikte bestanden (ik maakte al websites voor ik deze opleiding begon). Kortom: een fijne opleiding.
Eric S.

Ons intranet

Ik houd voor ons ziekenhuis het intranet bij met een CMS systeem. Maar Dreamweaver gebruik ik om de templates te maken, het werkt ideaal. Door mijn kennis van code kan ik nu ook in de CMS alles precies zo krijgen als ik wil. Met Photoshop en Flash erbij is deze opleiding een droom van een combinatie. SEO is voor ons nog niet aan de orde maar wie weet, wie weet?
Johanna de G.

Genoten

Wat heb ik hard moeten werken! Heb genoten. Mooi materiaal.
Gérard G.

Illustrator

Omdat ik al Photoshop kende koos ik voor Illustrator. En dat paste ook mooi bij de opleiding. Code vond ik heel lastig ondanks de uitstekende instructies. Doorgezet en nu lukt het wel. Dreamweaver gebruik ik voor themes voor Wordpress. En voor onze newsletters. Ik kan deze opleiding aanraden.
Dorothée B.

Fijn

Heel fijn dat deze opleiding er is. Na mijn grafische opleiding is deze ook weer goed in elkaar. De echt technische dingen waren best lastig in het begin maar het komt hier altijd goed.
A. J.

Degelijk

Weer heel degelijk en stap voor stap duidelijk uitgelegd. Ben heel tevreden.
Boris B.

Handig

Fijn dat deze cursus erbij is gekomen. Hij sluit goed aan op de anderen die ik een paar jaar geleden volgde. Ook leuk om terug te komen en zoveel veranderingen te zien. Nog gefeliciteerd met het 15-jarige bestaan.
Sam W.

Moeilijk

De eerste lessen vond ik goed te doen maar ik raakte de weg kwijt bij PHP. Dat is voor mij te moeilijk en daar ligt ook mijn belangstelling niet.
Richard B.

Klopt weer

Trouwe cursist al derde cursus. Ook deze klopt weer super
Jantien

Beetje moeilijk

Deze cursus is een beetje moeilijk als je niet te veel voorkennis hebt. Ik dacht dat ik genoeg wist maar voor mensen die niet heel veel Dreamweaver gebruiken moet hij te pittig zijn. Het was flink doorwerken maar gelukkig was het ook erg leuk.
K. de L.

Vooruit

Ik ben over de streep getrokken door de docent na gevorderden dus vooruit! En heb geen spijt. Toffe cursus weer.
H. K.

Heel praktisch

Goeie opleiding, heel praktisch. Door werkgever vergoed dus bofje maar ik kwam met veel plezier elke les.
K. M.

Bedankt

Ik volgde deze cursus na zorgvuldig overleg met de docent. Ik twijfelde en mocht erover nadenken waardoor ik de eerste miste. Maar tijdens de tweede schoof ik toch aan. Bedankt dat ik de gemiste les ook nog mocht inhalen. Ik vond deze cursus heel fijn.
J.B.

Bijzonder

Ik heb genoten van deze cursus. Ik wilde al een flinke poos meer weten over de vormgeving met CSS3 maar het leek me lastig. Heel bijzonder.
Jan J.

Duidelijk

Deze cursus is heel duidelijk opgezet. Je leert alles vanaf het begin en de cursus is helder opgezet, zelfs met lesmateriaal en huiswerkopdrachten. Heel duidelijk.
Jan. V.

Fijn, bedankt

Ik heb heel veel aan deze cursus, ik kan direct aan de slag. Fijn, bedankt!
Peter de J.

Zelfs WordPress

Echt vet dit. Ik kan alle code uit mijn hoofd. Ik kan zelfs WordPress tweaken zoals ik het wil.
Gé 'Staalklavier'

Code

Ik had deze cursus nodig omdat ik met programma's werk die code genereren. Ik snapte niks van die code. En nu wel. Fijne korte cursus die in de lessen alles uit de doeken doet om goed te kunnen werken.
Paul W.

Of Joomla

Als je bij de code weet te komen krijg je zelfs Joomla op de knieen. Code rules!
Bart C.

No nonsens

Heldere no nonsense cursus met goede sfeer. Met een vrouw in ons groepje die zat te neuriën terwijl wij heren ploeterden. Ze had het kennelijk goed naar haar zin. Wij ook!
Jacob K.

Net nieuw

Net nieuwe cursus maar wel heel handig.
Sharon P.

Code 2

Het ging om CODE! En ik dacht dat ik het niet zou kunnen! Gelukt! Geweldig!
Hans van der V.

Gaaf

Ik dacht dat het saai zou zijn, mijn baas stuurde me omdat onze website door een amateur was opgezet en de code moest worden opgeschoond. Maar het is gewoon gaaf!
Jorine P.

Grip

Fijn nu meer grip op de HTML code te hebben. Bedankt.
Jeroen A.

Handig

Ik kan nu makkelijk in allerlei editors de code aanpassen. Bedankt voor alle reviews van mijn messy code.
Ron B.

Kennis

Ik had te weinig kennis om mee te kunnen doen. Maar eerlijk is eerlijk dat was me ook verteld.
Deze cursus is dus niet geschikt voor beginners, je moet echt al weten hoe CSS code werkt en ook kennis van HTML is handig of eigenlijk zelfs hard nodig! Niet doen als je dat niet weet, dat is zonde van je geld. Maar ik wil nu toch ook leren hoe ik websites bouw straks zal ik er vast heel veel aan hebben.
M. de B.

Fijne extra's

Fijn om te weten hoe alles is opgebouwd ik kan nu makkelijk door met de rest. Fijne extra's zijn met CSS3 op onze website nodig.
Hans de J.

Questions about webdesign

Tekenen in Illustrator, ontwerpen maken, illustratorcursus in Amsterdam, Nederlandse cursus

What is Webdesign?

Webdesign: combining content

Webdesign is het samenvoegen van verschillende elementen: content. Deze content wordt op webpagina's geplaatst en vervolgens aan bezoekers gepresenteerd.

Webdesign is strikt genomen alleen het ontwerpen van websites. Maar dit dekt allang niet meer de lading, tegenwoordig wordt met 'webdesign' ook het daadwerkelijke bouwen en onderhouden bedoeld.

Creating and managing websites

Het samenvoegen van de verschillende content elementen moet op een aantrekkelijke manier worden gedaan. Webdesign is dus niet alleen technisch maar zeker ook esthetisch.

Websites moeten worden beheerd. Dit kan met een CMS (Content Management Systeem) worden gedaan, in Dreamweaver of op een andere manier. Op die manier worden websites ook bijgehouden.

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Wat is Dreamweaver?

Adobe Dreamweaver

Dreamweaver is an Adobe application (and originally developed by Macromedia), just like Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign and Flash. Dreamweaver is used to build websites from scratch. But you can also use templates to make your work faster.

Dreamweaver is used to build and maintain websites that are online or intranet based. You can create pages, add images and forms and define your very own layout.

Code en Design

Dreamweaver allows you to see both code and design to check for possible errors and to tweak everything until it's perfect.

Dreamweaver's biggest asset is the total freedom: you can design and build anything, use templates and even combine it with WordPress and other CMS.

You can quickly adjust colours and move content around: you're designing layouts. Dreamweaver is perfect for this.

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Is Dreamweaver difficult to learn?

Dreamweaver: you can do so much

No, Dreamweaver is not difficult provided you learn how to use everything properly. Dreamweaver has many, many features so it's a good idea to learn exactly what you need to get you started. You don't need to know everything, but what you need is a lot. You'll see.

HTML code, CSS code, PHP

The 'difficult' part is usually the code. Most students have never seen HTML or CSS code before, let alone written it. But they all learn it and have fun doing it.

As a creative user you will want to learn more. You will often find yourself fiddling with colour schemes and rearrange elements on the page: you are laying out web pages. And Dreamweaver is perfect for that as well, it is developed for both coders and designers.

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I have an older Dreamweaver version, Can I still use it?

New guidelines for HTML & CSS

Adobe implements the latest guide lines from the developers of HTML and CSS into the software.

This means an older Dreamweaver version can generate older code that does not have to be supported by modern browsers. This may result in elements that are not shown, or simply shown but rejected in layout. Some formatting may not be accepted.

Know your code

An older Dreamweaver can not generate (X)HTML5 either.

But if you know how to write code and know what is right and wrong, you can simply use that older Dreamweaver. You should be fine.

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What can I do with Dreamweaver?

Create websites from scratch

You can use Dreamweaver to build a website from scratch. You create the stucture with HTML. You can write this code yourself or let Dreamwaver generate it.
You then specify what the pages should look like and what should be added on them.

Edit WordPress blogs/sites

You can connect to a WordPress site to edit the layout and structure. Dreamweaver will show you all you need to see to make this a breeze. It will be fun to tweak it all.

Design newsletters

You can use Dreamweaver to design news letters and then integrate those in any system that can process HTML and CSS. And thankfully, these sytems almost all support that. You can decide what the news letter should look like and freely create.

Use dynamic content

Dreamweaver allows you to integrate PHP elements in static pages, or to build everything dynamically. Dreamweaver lets you manage and edit all possible types of pages and of course websites that have been created in no matter what type of editor. You can combine static and dynamic elements to be completely flexible.

Connect to CMS systems

You can connect to databases in Dreamweaver and allow it to get the information that needs to be shown on specific pages. You can create special connections and specify what content you need.

Create themes for WordPress

If you use WordPress you will have a lot of templates ('themes') to choose from. But of course, the best thing is to design them yourself! And you can use Dreamweaver to do that just perfectly.

Create online portfolios

A popular thing to do is to create a beautiful portfolio for online use. You can use Dreamweaver for that: you can create pages with all your important graphics and images for the world to see and adjust the other content as much as you need.

Maintain websites

Dreamweaver is often used to maintain websites. Because it allows you to see both code and design, maintenance is a cinch and will take far less time than other CMS based mainteance.

Managewebsites

Dreamweaver contains a management system that keeps track any changes in the websites you build. This means you can tell Dreamweaver to check links, for instance, or allow it to notify you if files or folders are moved or changed.

Create and use templates

Dreamwever lets you create and use templates. They allow you to quickly generate pages that are using the same structure. This will save you a lot of money since it saves you a lot of time! You can then freely change the content on the page and upload it to the server of choice. It's ideal.

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Do I have to learn HTML code?

Learning HTML code

You don't really need it, strictly speaking, there are editors that allow you to create websites without even seeing code. Or you can use systems like WordPress.

But have a look at the above 'Questions' button. The HTML code tells the browser to show it. The same applies to the column in which I type this. The HTML code defines that the text ends up in this column.

All under control

If you want to change that though, and want to remove that button, or any other elements on the page for that matter, you will need to know HTML code. Don't let anyone fool you.

Even if you use Dreamweaver, HTML code knowledge is incredibly useful. It will allow you to specify exactly what you need on the page. What's more: for SEO techniques (Search Engine Optimization for Google, for instance) you will need that very same code since SEO is mostly done in the code and by placing the HTML elements correctly.

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What can I do with HTML code?

HTML code: webpagina structure

HTML specifies the structure of a page. With HTML, you tell the browsers which elements should be shown. HTML defines what the visitors see.

For each such element you will need a 'tag'. And very often, an 'attribute'. A 'tag' is a word you use to tell the browser what kind of element it is. You need a tag to show an image, for instance. The tag for an image is 'img'. Nice and handy.

HTML code: tags & attributes

The 'attributes' are extras that are placed on top of these tags. You can tell the browser this tag needs something special.

An image for instance will need to be picked up somewhere by the browser. It does that with that image's source reference: it tells it where the image is.

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Is HTML code difficult?

Nee, HTML code is niet moeiijk.

No, HTML code is not difficult. Like I said before: the code consists of tags and attributes. You can learn how to recognise and write these during different courses.

HTML code is logisch

HTML is a logical language that comes in different flavourse. Find out during one of the courses and get to know, for instance, HTML5.

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Can I learn HTML5 code too?

HTML5 code

Yes of course! You learn HTML and HTML5 during all the coding (parts of) different courses.

Difference between HTML en HTML5

HTML5 code is identical to HTML, HTML5 contains a few more tags and options, you will find out all about this during the courses.

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Do I have to learn CSS code?

CSS code: layout and formatting

CSS code is important: it is at the heart of the design of all web pages. Again, have a look at the above 'Questions' button. It is there because HTML tells it to. But being there is not enough, it should look nice. It is yellow, has a specific size and is positioned on the left. All that is done with CSS.

The importance of CSS code

Have a look at two pages that are identical. But one is using CSS, the other is not. The HTML code though is identical.

Page without CSS
Page with CSS

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What can i do with CSS code?

CSS code voor vormgeving

CSS code defines the way the elements on the page look and even the entire layout of the page.

You need CSS to define how elements look and HTML to define which elements should be present. The two codes work together, it's not one or the other.

Het verschil tussen HTML en CSS

HTML tells the browser what to show.
CSS tells the browser how it should look.

Example
HTML tells the browser it should show a paragraph.
CSS tells the browser which font and colour should be used.

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Is CSS code difficult?

CSS code: cascading stylesheet code

No, CSS code is not difficult. It is a beautiful, clean language. It will be easy to learn during the classes, they are complete with homework so you really will learn it all.

Combining CSS & HTML code

You will learn everything from scratch during the 'HTML, CSS and Dreamweaver' course. You can also attend the CSS and Dreamwaver cursus if you only want to learn CSS and already know how to use Dreamweaver. You will then use CSS styles, classes and much more.

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Why would I learn Dreamweaver, isn't WordPress much more modern?

Dreamweaver versus WordPress

Systems like WordPress are very different. You can't design a website with them. If you want to design and build a website from scratch Dreamweaver will become your new best friend.

You will find it's completely flexible and you can use it to create WordPress themes, and you can even connect to databases such as a WordPress database.

But HTML...

The code WordPress uses on its pages, by the way, is yet again: HTML. If something should go wrong or has to be tweaked you should know what to do. It always boils down to code.

And CSS...

What's more, WordPress uses CSS in stylesheets too. CSS and HTML really are everywhere in websites, blogs and of course Facebook and other social media.

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Can I attend a WordPress course?

WordPress course

Yes, of course you can. LearningTrain has a special WordPress course that will teach you all you need to install WordPress and how to set it up and use it.

WordPress elements

You will learn how to insert different types of elements and of course how to connect to the WordPress database. You will even learn how to create that database yourself, this will give you all the control you need.

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Can I build websites with WordPress, Joomla, Drupal et cetera?

Content management

These are content management systems. In short: the content of the website is managed. Each text and image is referred to via a database and can be picked up at any time.

Database & content

The way the website looks is not defined by that database. You can decide how it all looks if you know your HTML and CSS code, or you can use one of the default templates that are available.
With Dreamweaver though, you build your own template.

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Which programs do I need to be a webdesigner?

Webdesigner: a flexible job

As a webdesigner you need a few programs to perform tasks you need to do at work. You usually won't need everything but some students need a lot.

1. Webdesign programs

Dreamweaver
With Dreamweaver you can create webpages and websites and of course you can also manage websites. You can create WordPress themes with Dreamweaver and for different media like blogs, newsletters and other on screen presentations.

FTP program
If you do the publishing yourself a great asset is a proper external FTP program. Dreamweaver has many interesting options and functions but a real FTP application is a great addition for specialized tasks.

Plain text editor
It can be so good to quickly type some clean code. This helps you create a special stylesheet and format it the way you want, or clean a stylesheet that is not properly formatted or contains useless spaces if it was created by Dreamweaver.

Other programs

The following programs are great to design the layout and structure of your websites, they help you move content around to see if it all works before you build.

2. Design programs and more

Illustrator
Adobe Illustrator is unbeatable for designing websites. This website was designed with it too. Attention though: designing a website is not the same as actually creating it. The design is static. The website was built with Dreamweaver.

Photoshop
You can design websites in Photoshop too. It is a bit slower and clunkier so it takes more time.
But: you really need Photoshop to edit all the images for the websites so you really need Photoshop too.

Animate
If your clients want an animated banner or a quick animation for presentations you can create this with Animate. But: Animate is also used to create apps. For Mac too, by the way. It's handy.

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Can I learn PHP code?

What is PHP?

PHP is a different code language. Writing PHP code is easy but the options are legion. It all boils down to understanding all the possible commands you can give the server to create and generate the content you need.

Learning PHP takes time

If you want to learn PHP it's best to attend a PHP education that will take you at least a year to complete.

We have a short introductional PHP course to get you started with it. It will soon be translated into English.

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Can I learn JavaScript?

JavaScript/ECMAscript

Javascript is a different code language as well. And just as with PHP it will take you quite a while to learn it. You're better off attending a real Javascript education somewhere else.

JavaScript in Dreamweaver

You will though see some Javascript during the different courses. We will teach you what it does and how you can tweak certain elements.

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I only want to design websites, not build them, what do I need?

Designing websites

There are plenty webdesigners around who do just that: they only design the websites and don't build them.

If you want to design websites you will need an application that allows you to create layouts for interfaces and pages. It should allow you to insert text, images and anything you need to create a visual representation of a page.

Graphics software

Adobe Illustrator
This really is the number 1 program to design websites. It is so handy, you can easily move elements around and make things perfect.

Adobe Photoshop
This is often used but frankly, it's usually due to the fact most designers know Photoshop and not Illustrator. You can move things around in Photoshop too, and recolor elements. But it all takes so much more time.

Adobe InDesign
You can design websites in InDesign too. It's just less easy than in Illustrator.

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I have to tweak pages that are generated by a CMS, can I use Dreamweaver for that too?

Dreamweaver for CMS

Yes, for sure! You can use Dreamweaver to create a design for a page and then use the structure and/or styles into your CMS (Content Management System). This can then use your instructions to format the pages on the website.

Some CMS are less persmissive though and won't allow everything. You can adjust the stylesheet though and test things in Dreamweaver to see how it works out.

Page layout

Designing webpages in Dreamwaver is so easy that it will save you a lot of time. Yu can for instance create a page and optimize it and then use it as a base page for your CMS. You will see, it has a lot of advantages. It's so easy to design in Dreamweaver, and often much easier than designing through a CMS interface.

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Webdesign & Photoshop

Without Photoshop webdesign is more difficult. In Photoshop you edit images, you crop them or isolate elements. Tricks with text and even restoration: Photoshop is almost necessary.

Photoshop can even be used to design the entire website. You combine images and add text to create the example and then use Dreamweaver to build the website. It is a good idea to know how to use Photoshop and not have to depend on others.

Webdesign & Illustrator

Illustrator webdesign icons download buttons

Illustrator is a fantastic program to design websites. This is often done in Photoshop but this is mostly due to the fact Illustrator is less well known. Icons and buttons too are usually designed in Illustrator.

All buttons, special illustrations and even the background images you see on this website have been created by us in Illustrator. Illustrator allows you to create graphics that will scale perfectly and that are light and crisp.

Webdesign & Graphic Design

Webdesign en Grafisch ontwerpen

As a graphic designer you will often be asked to design a website. Not only that, your clients may like you to build it for them as well. A good idea to learn how to do that.

You can combine your great graphic design skills to create the most stunning website designs. The two worlds meet, be part of it and start creating websites now.

Webdesign & Animate

As a web designer your clients will often ask you to create an animated banner. Knowledge of Animate is crucial as a webdesigner. You can create animations that can not only be used on websites but on presentations on a company's intranet, or even in PowerPoint.

Animate course

Webdesign & apps

Animate is not only used for animations: it is also used to create apps. And apps are hot, you will need to know Animate to design. That being said though, Adobe has developed a new application. A new course will appear for this somewhere in 2019.

Webdesign & SEO

Search Engine Optimization is a crucial part of being a web developer but it may not yet be one of your skills. If you are not expected to optimize your client's websites, don't bother learning it since it takes a lot of time and research to keep your skills up to date. But if you want to offer SEO services, you will have to learn how to do that.

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InDesign

Indesign Course & training

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