Our hands-on coding courses are the perfect way to get into web coding without committing to a full-time program. And if you want to continue learning, you can add classes until you earn a Web Design Certificate or a Web Development Certificate. Learn to code part-time on nights or weekends, or full-time on weekdays.
“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
“Just completed the Web Development Level 1 Class. I never thought that I would learn HTML and CSS so quickly. The instructor was great. I would definitely recommend taking classes at Noble Desktop!!!”
Marilyn quickly learned HTML & CSS in the Web Development Level 1 class
“Web Development Level 1 is an excellent introduction to HTML and CSS coding. The fundamental elements were explained and hands-on exercises bolstered an understanding of each function. If you are looking to build a simple web site or gain knowledge of basic coding for customization of existing sites this course is definitely helpful.”
Art Director, Agentsie
Attended Web Development Level 1 to start learning coding
“Invest in yourself and take the Mobile & Responsive Web Design class. It's a great and invaluable experience that will keep you current with web trends. The added bonus; instructors at Noble Desktop are always top notch!”
Attended the Mobile & Responsive Web Design class
“I spent a lot of time researching different schools and couldn’t be more happy that I went to Noble Desktop for the Web Design Certificate. The instructors are great, you cover a lot of material and best of all - you get to keep the workbook so you can repeat exercises on your own!”
Kathy completed the Web Design Certificate
“Not knowing anything about HTML/CSS, I found this class so informative. There was just the right amount of instruction without it ever feeling overwhelming. The instructor was fantastic. She was extremely articulate and explained things so clearly that I really felt like I could truly tackle web development. I feel that I now have a good solid base of knowledge in HTML/CSS and am excited at the idea of moving onto the next level.”
Production Design Director, Nickelodeon
Attended Web Development Level 1
“The class was a great introduction to HTML and CSS! I had a little background knowledge going in, but I definitely feel like I have a better understanding of WHY you do certain things and the logic behind the code. It was beginner-friendly and taught practical skills that I can already use. After going home on the last day, I was able to update the navigation on my company's website and add a new page that fit the rest of the website's styling. I could even make it mobile compatible! If I'd tried this a week ago, I probably would've crashed the whole site.”
Manager, Modern Martial Arts
Attended Web Development Level 1
“Reading all the positive testimonials you think to yourself, ‘No class or instructor can be THAT good, right?’ Wrong. The instructors at Noble are the most knowledgeable, experienced, patient and skilled teachers you will find anywhere and the learning methods and training materials they employ will have you designing, coding and creating in no time.”
Assistant Director - Technology Based Training, Long Island Rail Road
In our coding classes you’ll learn web design and coding through projects. First by watching a short demo, then by practicing through creating and adding elements to websites. Our instructors are all industry professionals who draw on their experience to teach you practical, professional skills.
Example website students work on
Custom Workbook Included
All of our coding classes come with a custom step-by-step training manual sold to universities and schools around the world. Recreate the class projects and refresh the coding materials anytime after the class.
Every web coding class comes with a custom workbook
Walk Away Coding Websites
“I learned a lot. From setting up an HTML document, to using CSS to style content. The teacher was knowledgeable and was able to answer all additional questions the students asked. I highly recommend this course to anyone who would like to start designing websites in HTML and to designers who would like to solidify their HTML and CSS skills. Amazing experience and learning environment.” Dmitrii Sinitskii, Graphic Designer, Dec 8, 2017
Students learn web coding and become web developers
CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) code is used to style the contents of a webpage (or email), based on the HTML markup.
CSS controls the appearance of everything, from fonts and color, to building responsive page layouts that look good across screen sizes (mobile, tablet, and desktop).
Start learning CSS in our Web Development Level 1 class. Dive deeper in our Web Development Level 2 class where we cover many important CSS concepts, such as media queries. Learn more advanced ways to optimize for mobile devices and building responsive pages in our Mobile & Responsive Web Design class. The classes can be taken individually, or as part of our Web Design Certificate program.
Mobile phones and tablets all have hi-res screens (Apple calls them Retina), and laptops/desktops are getting hi-res screens as well. For modern websites it’s important to know how to properly create these hi-res graphics, which are often referred to as @2x because the screens are twice the resolution of low-res screens.
JPEG is an image format that’s good for optimizing photographs.
PNG is an image format that’s good for optimizing graphics such as logos and icons. While SVG is replacing PNG in many cases, we still need PNG for HTML Email (where SVG is not as well-supported) and when we need transparency for photographic imagery.
Learn how to create and optimize web graphics (as well as how to design webpages) in any of these courses: Sketch, Photoshop for Web, or Adobe XD.
PHP is a free and open source language for back-end web development. It can create web pages dynamically by interacting with a database, collect and process data from web forms, and much more.
MySQL is a popular open source database that is commonly used with PHP.
You May Not Need a Full-Time Course to Change Careers
In recent years, the coding bootcamp boom has saturated the market with a variety of programs. Many software engineering and coding bootcamps offer full-time, immersive programs that can cost as much as $17,000 and require months of time to complete. Individuals who are working in full-time positions may not have the ability to quit their current career to pursue a new one. Flexible options offer a potential route to achieving a shift, but some individuals may not need a full-length course to achieve their professional dreams.
Read more on our blog to learn how coding courses can help you skill up or continue honing your skills.
Coding Classes: Learn to Code in Short Courses
Noble Desktop helps us understand the benefits of skilling-up with short coding courses.
Many coding schools offering full-time, intensive programs that span weeks or months. For those looking for a career switch, these coding bootcamps are often the best option. But what you’re not sure if coding is right for you, or what type of coding you’d like to get into? Say you just need to understand enough to communicate with your programming team.
For many, shorter coding classes are the best way to get started or get what they need. In this article, we’ll explore the benefits of shorter coding classes that still offer the option to scale up into bigger programs.