Modern-day businesses can’t survive without a website. Websites have morphed from just being online resources with contacts to being business-generating machines. A well-designed website can help a company distinguish itself. Being a good web designer can also help you stand out in the marketplace. Today’s most successful companies have a well-functioning website that generates leads and sales. Let’s show you how to create such sites.
Why choose this course?
This course goes beyond the basics and fundamentals of WordPress web design
The Market: Our curriculum is influenced by modern market requirements for web development. Our goal at the end of the course is to equip you with the necessary skills for solving real-world business problems using web design.
The Skills: It’s not enough to know how to build a website. A good web designer needs to understand SEO, design thinking, graphics, optimization, security, and many other topics. This course touches on some of these important topics.
What you should know before joining this course
This course requires that you have a basic understanding of HTML and CSS
It's not enough to build a website, you need to build a website that SELLS!
The Target For This Course
Who is our web desing training desinged for?
Here's what you'll learn in this course
1. Background or WordPress
We’ll start from the basics to familiarise you with WordPress. At the beginning of the course, we’ll also discuss the curriculum in detail and the projects we’ll be doing.
2. Research and planing
Your methodology in any technology project is very important. Similarly, the foundation of a house dictates the strength and height of the house. You’ll be taught how to plan and execute a WordPress website.
3. Fundamentals of WordPress
You’ll learn the important concepts within WordPress and how they fit into the big picture.
4. Structure of a WordPress website
You’ll learn how a WordPress website is arranged and why each part is important.
5. WordPress e-commerce
E-commerce is now a force to reckon with, with respect to how customers acquire goods. This course will also teach you how to build an e-commerce website from start to finish.
6. Taking WordPress websites online
For a website to be useful to the world, it must be online. We’ll teach you how to upload and maintain your website online.
7. Good practices in web development
A good website has a lot of pieces that work together seamlessly. We’ll teach you good practices when building WordPress websites.
8. Addressing business needs
When most customers tell you they want a website, they mean they want a tool that helps them in sales. Knowing how websites can solve business problems will distinguish you in the market.
9. Extend the capability of WordPress
WordPress can be used alongside so many tools. You can extend the capabilities of WordPress with front-end frameworks and other third-party tools. WordPress in-built APIs also gives you the ability to integrate WordPress with anything you want.
10. Projects and Practice
This course will teach each concept using a project approach. Start your laptop, buckle up and let’s start buidling.
What you'll be able to achieve after the course
After finishing this course, you’ll be able to build world-class websites with WordPress. The course will take a hands-on approach. This course will also point you in the right direction for building web apps and extending the capabilities of WordPress.
Why learn WordPress?
WordPress powers over 43.3% of all the websites on the Internet
Creating a new website is a daunting task. You want to build something your customers will love, but you don’t want the setup to take several months. That’s where WordPress comes in.
At its core, WordPress is the simplest, most popular way to create your own website or blog. In fact, WordPress powers over 43.3% of all the websites on the Internet. Yes – more than one in four websites that you visit are likely powered by WordPress.
On a slightly more technical level, WordPress is an open-source content management system licensed under GPLv2, which means that anyone can use or modify the WordPress software for free. A content management system is basically a tool that makes it easy to manage important aspects of your website – like content – without needing to know anything about programming.
A good website is findable, navigable and useful to its visitors
The Delivery Approach
Hybrid: Both online and physical
The course will have a weekly class session for 1 hour and a daily exercise that will take not more than an hour to complete.
Web design in the real world
How is good web development impacting businesses?
When a business says they need a website, they also mean they want a tool that will help them in sales. Long gone is the notion that a website is an online business card. Modern websites should be business-generating machines. Here are two case studies from the real world.
Jays Wines during COVID: The effects of COVID-19 were surely unprecedented. However, jays Wines was able to sell online despite the lockdows. This is what kept their business afloat.
Apple Center growth: An ad in the daily will cost you a few hundred thousand a day. About 15 minutes on prime time TV will also cost you around the same. How does a small business market itself? Using a website and search. And that’s how Apple Center Ke did it.
Your Trainer: Brian Wamiori
He has built websites for Nation Media Group, Naivas, Jays Wines, Apple Center and many more
Brian is the Co-founder and Tech Lead at Digital 4 Africa. He’s the technology solutions developer with the mind of a designer and creator. He is among the best web designers in East Africa. Learn more >>
There are thousands of people who make websites in the country and many more in Africa. How will you stand out from the crowd?
Your web design journey starts here
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Your first step towards being a world-class web designer begins here. This course demystifies the complexity of building a website using WordPress and delivering it in a hands-on practical approach. For example, we won’t tell you about e-commerce, websites, we; ‘ll build one and learn from real-world working websites.
If you’ve tried your hand at web design through online courses but you haven’t achieved any tangible fruits, this course is definitely for you. This course takes a very hands-on at web design with WordPress focusing on what businesses want but keeping in how learners capture and store information.
If you’re ready to start your web development journey, please fill out the form and we’ll be in touch ASAP. If you have any questions about the course, kindly reach out via the contacts below.