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Web Design Certificate

Learn how to design and build websites.

Noble Desktop’s Web Design Certificate program teaches you valuable skills so you can build modern websites. Through 96 hours of intensive instruction, you’ll learn HTML, CSS, graphics creation, JavaScript/jQuery, and how to create mobile optimized (responsive) websites. You will leave the program with a comprehensive understanding of front-end web development, allowing you to make great-looking modern websites for yourself and clients.

While taking the certificate courses, you also gain access to our meetup group. During regular meetups you can plan, design, and build your own website. Get support and feedback from not only an instructor, but also fellow students. Learn more about the meetup.

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Pricing & Information

The seven courses comprising the Web Design Certificate would normally cost $5200 if taken separately. However, we offer the complete program at a special price of $4000. To get started, decide on which dates fit your schedule and then register. You will not be charged for the entire cost upfront. Each class is charged separately (a few days before the class).

If you have previously taken one or more of the courses, you can finish the program and only pay for the additional courses. Please mention “Web Design Certificate” in the comment section of the registration page and we'll make sure you get the appropriate discounts.

If you have equivalent experience to any individual course, you only need to take the additional courses required to complete the certificate (normal discounts apply).

This certificate program has been approved by the New York State Department of Education.

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Web Development Level 1: Build Sites with HTML & CSS

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Jump in and start learning how to build websites. You’ll hand code HTML and CSS from scratch so you understand what the code means and how to write it. In class you will create multi-page websites with text, images, forms, and more... all styled with CSS. You’ll upload your files using FTP to make the site live, and walk out of class ready to build your first site.


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Adobe Fireworks is a powerful web graphics editor, letting you design entire webpages, slice images, build animated GIFs, and manage web graphics of all sorts. In this class you will learn how to design a web page from scratch, create rollover effects, slice graphics, and optimize them as JPEG, PNG and GIF, and more.

Web Development Level 2: Dive Deeper Into CSS

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In our Level 1 course we teach the fundamentals of CSS, but there is so much more it can do! In this course you’ll learn how to use CSS positioning to create more sophisticated layouts. You will create center-aligned and multi-column pages using relative positioning and floats. You’ll learn how inline versus block elements work, create CSS rollovers, and much more.

JavaScript & jQuery

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Learning JavaScript code gives you the power to write your own scripts or use freely available JavaScript frameworks, including the industry standard: jQuery. In this class you will get hands-on experience writing real, working code. You’ll learn how to create animated slideshows with transitions such as fades or slides, create animated image enlargers, show/hide additional content and more.

HTML5 & CSS3: What’s New

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Deepen and broaden your ability to structure page content with new HTML5 semantic elements and experience the magic of native audio and video support. With CSS3, you’ll create drop shadows, text shadow, rounded corners, elements with semi-transparency, and gradient backgrounds using only CSS. You’ll even produce simple animated effects without JavaScript or Flash (we don’t cover full-blown ad banner style animation in this class though).

Mobile & Responsive Web Design

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Make your websites work with mobile devices, tablets, and desktop computers. In this class you will code a complete mobile site, as well as a responsive site. Responsive web design uses media queries to detect a device's screen size and adjust accordingly. You'll learn how to optimize sites for faster downloading on mobile devices by using CSS3 instead of graphics, how to deal with Retina graphics, CSS media queries, break points, new HTML5 form elements and more.

HTML Email

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HTML gives email personality—no wonder it has become a staple of advanced communications. Everyone can benefit from sending HTML email, whether it’s large corporations or small businesses and freelancers. This class will cover building and working with two different layouts: a simple one-time email and a weekly newsletter. You'll learn how to lay out emails, apply email-friendly CSS, make a table of contents, and fix various email client issues.

Design & Build Your Own Website

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Start thinking about the site you want to create! While taking the certificate classes, come to our meetup group. Talk about your ideas and get feedback from not only the teacher, but other people who are learning just like you.


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Study at home with the same books we use in our classes. Step-by-step exercises walk you through multiple projects, each dealing with different aspects of the program. It’s the next best thing to taking a course.

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