Here are 15 websites geared towards learning web design & development. I did not put them in order of relevance or value because they really all depend on your level of skill and what you are trying to do with your web skills.
I am a huge advocate of online learning and I truly believe if all of this wealth of online courses was available when I was younger I may have skipped out on college and sped through these courses in my free time rather than dropping crazy money on a degree.
At the end of the day I started Trellis for less than 1/5 of what I spent on college and it was the best decision I ever made. Think about that for a moment before you spend 100k on an education you may never directly utilize.
I really believe that if you have the motivation, these types of online learning websites may be a better option than going into massive debt to earn an education that you could get for free or at a very low cost online.
As a company or individual, programming has become increasingly useful so I urge everyone to take it upon him or herself to learn as much as they can regardless of their industry or job title. At the end of the day the cycle of automation will continue and “software will eat the world” as the famous quote goes.
Being educated in areas of programming will only make it easier to transition into this future of more and more automation, even if your job isn’t to directly code or build web based products.
The University Consortium by Google helps developers build applications that can be utilized on Google products like Android and Google App engine. You can submit a course to get reviewed so anyone with expert knowledge can have his or her own course. This makes it an excellent way to get specific courses on topics that only certain technology experts in the world have.
On their homepage Code High School states they are the best way to learn how to code. I am sure some of these other websites on this list would have something to say about that but they do make a solid case with plenty of materials to back it up. They have a tiered subscription model with a free version and two paid options so if you are looking to learn how to code you might as well try it out for free and you can always decide to upgrade later if you like it.
14) Khan Academy
I was amazed when I first came across Khan Academy because of the unbelievable wealth of learning material on the website by essentially one guy, Sal, the founder of Khan Academy! They have since grown tremendously; having earned venture funding growing their learning infrastructure into truly one of the best places to learn, well, pretty much anything you would in school. If you haven’t checked out Khan academy, please do so because it is simply amazing how much material they have developed in such a short amount of time.
Ugurus is not a website for learning specific coding knowledge, but a website for professionals looking to grow their web design or marketing agencies. If you have web design or marketing clients, plan on doing freelance work, or want to start your own web agency this is a great place to learn some valuable skills as far as prospecting, choosing the right clients, and getting higher prices for the services your provide.
This guide by Accredited Schools Online provides more insight into the differences and benefits of some of these major online educational technology platforms and websites.