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Web Developer

Learn Front & Back-End Development

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Certificate in Web Development in WordPress & PHP

  • Code Front-End Sites

    Learn to hand code
    HTML, CSS, & JavaScript

  • Make Responsive Websites

    Optimize your websites for
    mobile, tablet, and desktop

  • Add Back-End Functionality

    Create WordPress themes
    and code PHP/MySQL

“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.”

– Thomas Egan, Designer

Certificate Program

8 courses approved by the NY State Department of Education

This is the recommended class order, but you may make changes.

Web Development Level 1

  • Start learning how to build websites by hand coding HTML5 & CSS3.
  • Create multi-page websites with text, images, & more.
  • Learn how to style with CSS.
  • Upload your files using FTP to make the site live.
  • Class Page

Photoshop for Web & UI

  • Use Photoshop to create and optimize graphics for web and user interface design.
  • Create wireframes and turn them into finished designs that are optimized for mobile, tablet, and desktop screens.
  • Learn how to design on grids, extract image assets, create hi‑res 2x graphics, and more.
  • Class Page

Web Development Level 2

  • Use media queries to create layouts that are responsive (optimized for all screens sizes, such as phones, tablets, and desktops).
  • Dive deeper into CSS3 selectors and properties for more sophisticated styling.
  • Learn best practices to write cleaner, more optimized CSS code.
  • Class Page

JavaScript & jQuery

  • Learn how to write your own JavaScript to add animation and interactive functionality to your webpages.
  • Understand how to use freely available JavaScript frameworks, including the industry standard: jQuery.
  • Create animated slideshows with transitions such as fades or slides. Build animated image enlargers, show/hide additional content, and more.
  • Class Page

Mobile & Responsive Web Design

  • Learn how to optimize sites for high-resolution (Retina) displays.
  • Dive deeper into CSS media queries and mobile optimized navigation.
  • Learn how to use and skin Bootstrap to build out layouts quickly, using their mobile first grid system and components.
  • Class Page

  • Learn how a great Content Management System (CMS) will increase efficiency, making maintenance, updating, and adding special functionality easier.
  • Learn how to do a custom install of WordPress and edit existing themes.
  • Develop your own themes and install plugins.
  • Class Page


  • Learn how to use PHP to bring websites to life, turning static HTML into a
    two-way, user-interactive experience.
  • An introduction to the basics of PHP and MySQL, the backbone of many
    web-related activities: handling form submissions, powering ecommerce transactions, and interacting with databases.
  • Gain a solid foundation of how PHP works, including working with forms, sessions, and more.
  • Learn the basics of MySQL, using SQL to fetch, insert, update, delete, and search records.
  • Class Page

HTML Email

  • Learn best practices for coding HTML Email messages that are effective and cross-mail-client compatible.
  • Build and work with a couple of different layouts: a simple one-time email blast and a more complex weekly newsletter.
  • Learn how to lay out emails, apply email-friendly CSS, make a table of contents, and fix various email client issues.
  • Class Page

Then Design & Build Your Own Website

When you are enrolled in our certificate program you get access to the Design & Build Your Own Website Meetup group. This group, which meets approximately every two weeks, gives you a chance to get private and group feedback from an instructor and other students on your work. You will be able to come in and code with an instructor by your side.

  • Noble Desktop Workbooks
  • Step by Step Workbooks Included

    We write our own books so we can teach you more,
    but in less time

Create Your Own Flexible Schedule

120 hours over 2 months, 21 weeks, or whatever fits into your schedule

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$5,000. Save $1,500 compared to regular class prices.

Design. Code. Create.

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Questions? Call 212.226.4149 or email

  • Peter Cardillo
  • “If you want to really learn and call yourself a designer, developer or
    both you have to go through the Noble Desktop course regimen.
    Noble’s teaching methodology allows complex programming ideas
    to be understood first, allowing a student to then implement
    with purpose.”

    Peter Cardillo, Fullstack Developer

Why Train at Noble?

24 Years of Experience

Noble Desktop has been teaching computer graphics and web development since 1991. In all those years we have perfected the craft of teaching. If students get hung up on any issue, we tweak the class to make it work better. Every instructor uses the same time-tested curriculum we have developed. Ask around: Noble Desktop has a stellar reputation for exceptional web development training.

Our Teaching Method is Better

We don’t ask you to simply follow along as the instructor demonstrates. Instead, we ask you to listen and watch while the instructor teaches. This means you can focus 100% of your attention to the lesson at hand. After each demonstration, you then put into practice what you have learned by working on a computer with our step-by-step workbooks. The instructor is also freed up to walk around the classroom, giving one-on-one attention to your questions. This “learn, then practice” method results in the student learning and retaining much more than traditional “follow along” classes.

We Wrote the Book Ourselves

Most of our classes include a custom training workbook written by our top instructors. Take it home with you: with step-by-step exercises and power-user keyboard shortcut guides, it’s like having a refresher course right on your desk. We wrote the book ourselves because we couldn’t find any book that was good enough. Now our books are being used by other schools and training centers worldwide.

We Provide Computers, Mac & PC

Since when did training centers expect you to bring a laptop? Noble Desktop has always had classrooms full of computers, Mac and PC. Each computer is loaded with software and has a 19-inch monitor. The next time you are asked to bring a laptop, ask why you aren’t being provided a computer. Noble Desktop always has up-to-date equipment in our state-of-the-art classrooms. (Though you are welcome to bring a laptop if you prefer to work on your own machine.)

Money-Back Guarantee

We’re the only school to offer an unconditional money-back guarantee. If you don’t absolutely LOVE your class during the first 60% of the class, we’ll give you a full refund! Compare that to other schools that have a no-refund policy.

We Are NY State-Licensed & Adobe Authorized

When looking at a computer training school, check to see if they are NY State-licensed. Any school in New York should be licensed by law. Noble Desktop follows state-issued guidelines for curriculum development and teacher licensing. Adobe Authorized means our instructors have passed the rigorous Adobe Certification Exam, and that we follow Adobe’s quality-control standards.

Students Love Us! 1900+ Testimonials & Counting

We offer our guarantee because we think we’re the best—but don’t take our word for it. Ask more than 1900 industry professionals who have enjoyed our classes and are putting what they learned to use on the job. Read their testimonials.