Learn to Code Websites, Emails, Create Web Graphics, & WordPress Themes
Learn to create webpage layouts in Photoshop, as well as optimize web graphics for hi-res screens and fast downloads.
Use HTML and CSS to create nice looking emails in addition to webpages. Most companies send marketing and transactional emails, so this is a very useful skill that builds off the knowledge you’re already learning to make websites.
This Web Design with WordPress & PHP Certificate (licensed by New York State) is a comprehensive and effective program that you can attend in New York City or live online, with more learning time than many similar programs. You get hands-on training, step-by-step training workbooks we’ve written ourselves, and a free retake.
Get personalized attention in small groups
Work on real-world exercises & projects
Learn from industry experts with real-world experience
Refresh the course materials within six months for free
What You’ll Learn
Code fluid-width layouts that adapt to different size screens
Use browser developer tools to see how things work
Use and skin Bootstrap to build out layouts quickly, using their grid system & components
Learn modern CSS page layout technique such as flexbox and grid
Use Git to track changes in your code and collaborate with other developers
Design webpage layouts & optimize graphics with Photoshop
Learn how HTML & CSS are also used to code HTML Emails
Are there prerequisites for this certificate program?
Students should be comfortable with the basics of Photoshop. If you’re comfortable using another Adobe app (such as InDesign, Illustrator, etc.) but haven’t used Photoshop you will probably be fine. If you have never used Photoshop or another Adobe app, consider taking either our Photoshop in a Day or Photoshop Bootcamp class.
Prior coding experience is not required.
Students need to be comfortable with using a computer.
How many students are in a class?
Noble’s typical class ranges from 8-12 students, but we accept up to 20 students.
Is there mandatory work outside of the classroom?
Students are not required to complete any work outside of class. However, students will want to practice the skills learned in class and develop a portfolio of work.
How does the custom schedule work & what is the recommended class order?
We have scheduled the certificate classes in various tracks (day, night, or weekend) for your convenience, but you can customize your schedule.
When creating a custom schedule, you’ll be able to choose between the various available dates for each class in the certificate program. So if you can’t make a particular class, you can choose a different scheduled instance that works better for you. You’ll still need to take the courses in the recommended order as shown above, with the following exceptions:
Photoshop for Web can be taken as the second course or later.
HTML Email can be taken any time after Web Development Level 1.
Git Going and Coding Tips & Tricks which can be taken any time after Web Development Level 2.
PHP & MySQL can be taken before WordPress.
What happens if I need to miss a session?
You have some options:
If you can’t come into the classroom, but can still attend remotely (live online using a screen sharing app), please let us know ahead of time so we can get you information to attend online.
You can make up that session in a future offering of the class, provided that the class is running with an available seat.
You can go through the workbook exercises for that session. Ask your instructor about what you’ll be missing.
Does Noble Desktop offer job placement?
We focus on teaching professional skills that people can use right away in real-world jobs. To keep class prices low, we do not offer job placement.
We don’t know of any schools that offer job placement at this price point. Programs with job placement are much more expensive. If you're considering one, be sure to read all their fine print to see what you will be required to do and if there are ways they can exclude you (such as missing a class or not fulfilling one of their other requirements).
Not having to worry about job placement statistics frees us to accept all students. Anyone who wants to learn at Noble, can. Some of our students want to learn a topic well enough to get a job in the industry (full time or freelance), others are already working in the industry or a related industry and want to add skills, others want to be able to communicate better with people in the industry. No matter what your goals are, you are welcome at Noble Desktop.
Even though we don’t do job placement, we aim to give students practical and valuable skills they can apply to real-world jobs. We teach a lot in a short amount of time, to prepare students as best we can with skills applicable to full-time or freelance work. We want you to succeed!
Do you offer discounts or a payment plan for this course?
Certificate Discount: This program is a discounted package of classes that is 15–25% off the individual class prices.
Other discounts do not apply.
Discounts are applied at checkout (no promo code required) and will be verified after you place your order. Discounts are subject to change. Read our discount policies for more details.
This program is eligible for our payment plan. Select “payment plan” at checkout to enroll. A valid credit card must be on file for the duration of the program.
At checkout, you will only be charged a $250 non-refundable deposit which will be credited towards the last class in the program.
One week before the start date of each class in the program, you will be charged for that upcoming class.
You may be charged immediately for the first class if you sign up less than one week before the start date.
The total payments (including the $250 deposit) will equal the price of the program. There is no interest or additional fees.
You may attend this training virtually (online) at the scheduled time the course is offered (New York, Eastern Time).
How does attending “live online” work?
Students can attend this training remotely through screen sharing software (we use Zoom).
Participants can hear the instruction, ask questions, and even share their screen with the instructor.
For audio you can use your computer’s microphone/speakers or call a phone number that we’ll provide.
Classes are activity-based and taught by a live instructor, so we strongly encourage students who are local to the area to attend in person!
Which Certificate Program is Right For You?
Each of our certificate programs is suited towards a different type of career goal. Do you want to become a web developer that focuses on front-end, back-end, or full-stack development? Do you want to be a web designer who can create web graphics and code webpages and emails?
Here’s a quick overview of our New York State-approved programs. All our courses are taught with hands-on projects in NYC or live online and include step-by-step workbooks.
Learn Web Design & WordPress at a Leading NYC School
Learn from top instuctors with real-world web experience. You’ll practice with hands-on exercises and projects developed by Noble Desktop, a top front-end web design school in New York that was founded in 1990.
This certificate program includes more learning time than many other courses (at comparable costs), and you’ll work in small class sizes with personalized attention. Retake any of the classes or the whole program for free within six months.
“Indispensable for diving into new territories. Noble helps make sense of web development for someone who is coming into it fresh. Better than starting with online courses or books.”
Art Director/Graphic Designer
Learned to develop websites
“The class is very informative and a great way to introduce yourself to what Web Development really is. The instructor's extensive experience allows you to ask questions that go beyond what is covered in the book, making it a truly valuable class.”
“I signed up for the Web Development Certificate. This was the first class of many and it was great! They covered many topics and Victoria, my teacher, did an excellent job explaining everything. I had zero experience going into the class and I came out of it knowing a lot. I highly recommend Noble Desktop.”
Owner, Martha's Vineyard Adventure Camp
Became a web developer by completing the Web Development Certificate
“Noble has always been my "go to" for Adobe training. After taking most of the classes in the Web Development program, I'm convinced that Noble should be everyone's first choice for these, too. It's amazing how easy it is to take what you learn in class and immediately apply it to your own projects.”
“As a long-time refugee of print design, I took the plunge and invested in my career by taking the web certificate. I feel like it really paid off. I felt empowered and possessed the tools to design and build modern, responsive web sites.
The aspect I most appreciated was learning up-to-date best practices for executing modern web designs. Noble’s original step-by-step books are second to none: easy to follow and handy references to fall back on while working on a project. The instructors bring their own valuable real-world experience and are eager to help and share their knowledge.”
I learned tons, and the teachers were excellent. The course books are such a valuable tool to use with my projects. I was able to code a WordPress theme from scratch, and was even asked to speak at this past summer’s Wordcamp NYC. The instructors know their stuff, and really make learning fun. Nothing is rushed, and they take time to answer all questions. These courses were a very worthwhile investment—would recommend to anyone.”
Completed the Web Design and Development Certificates
“The instructors are top notch; very approachable and they know their stuff. Their class format is see and do; they explain an exercise step by step then have you complete it and are there to help you if you get stuck. I found the hands-on approach very effective. The exercises are modular and build on previous ones and every time you complete one you've made something happen that you didn't know how to do 30 minutes ago. That's a great feeling and helps keep you engaged in what you're learning. Piece by piece you're building practical skills that you can apply immediately.”
Gained front-end web design & development skills in the web certificate
Students learning in hands-on web development courses
Learn Through Real-world Projects
“Overall, I’m always amazed at the talent of your instructors and comprehensiveness of your course materials. I thoroughly enjoy the theory/academic material, but mostly I'm impressed by your emphasis on translating these tools to real-world, practical applications.” Benjamine Heath, Web Developer
Web development training workbooks included with every class
Custom Workbook Included with Every Class
“Wonderful introduction for beginners and includes a very handy exercise book with explicit, do-it-yourself steps (thankfully the opposite of guidebooks written by robotic, removed pros).” Ali Gross, Workman Publishing
Web developer writes CSS code at Noble Desktop
Learn Web Development Fundamentals
“After coming to this class not knowing anything about HTML or CSS, I am amazed at how much I am taking away. The exercises in the coursebook take users through each step with such good explanation that learning this new language was made easy. I now want to take every class Noble Desktop has!” Julie Berger, Editor
Part-time and full-time coding bootcamps available
Full & Part-Time Coding Bootcamps
You can take individual classes or sign up for the complete Web Development certificate all at once. Take the classes part-time or full-time; weekdays, weeknights, or Saturdays. You can request a payment plan and be charged over the course of the certificate, rather than upfront.