Sources for Free Web Design Education Online

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Getting an education in Web design is possible for free online. Among the many sources for learning how to construct Web pages include the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Adobe.
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Free Web Design Courses

Free Web design courses are offered by the University of Washington, About University, and MIT, among others. Students will learn what it takes to build their own Web pages or to design them for other companies.

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

This MIT course covers digital communication, and students work in small groups on a project that lasts the entire semester. Required reading includes topics like starting your own business, development, and writing for the Web.

About University

The free Web design class will cover the techniques of designing Web pages. Areas of study include using color, navigation, multimedia, and graphics. For the CSS 101 class, students are recommended to purchase a copy of Cascading Style Sheets: The Definitive Guide.

University of Washington

This Web design course is offered as a video presentation. At just under 15 minutes in length, this simple course is designed for self-learning about websites and designing them. A transcript of the presentation is available, in addition to a YouTube link and links for QuickTime and Windows Media.

Adobe Web Design Software

Access Adobe video tutorials from the Adobe website. Tutorials are offered for Dreamweaver, Photoshop, and Illustrator. Learn techniques, features, and essentials.

e-Learning Center

This course is offered as a free demo from the e-Learning Center website. Sign up and have the demo emailed to you. Learn JavaScript and how it functions with HTML.

W3Schools.com

This website offers plenty of HTML tutorials, in addition to tutorials in HTML5, HTML Forms, HTML Graphics, HTML Media, HTML APIs, HTML Examples, and HTML References. An online editor allows you test examples and students can take HTML quizzes.

HTML Dog

This website allows individuals to learn about HTML, at beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. Read through the lessons on topics like page titles, lists and headings, meta tags, and accessible links.

Foothill-De Anza Community College

This online course will explore the language of Java programming. The recommended textbook for the course is called Object-Oriented Programming in Java by Stephen D. Gilbert and William B. McCarty. Grading is based on participation, assignments, quizzes, and a final exam.

Free Online Web Design Courses At a Glance

Course & School Program Level Format Assignments Quizzes & Exams Downloadable
Intelligent Web Design course from MIT Undergraduate Text No No Yes
Web Design course from About University Intermediate Emailed lessons No No No
CSS 101 course from About University Beginner Emailed lessons No No No
Accessible Web Design course from University of Washington Intermediate Video presentation No No Yes
Adobe - Dreamweaver Tutorials from Adobe.com Beginner-advanced Video tutorial No No No
Adobe - Photoshop Tutorials from Adobe.com Beginner-advanced Video tutorial No No No
Adobe - Illustrator Tutorials from Adobe.com Beginner-advanced Video tutorial No No No
HTML5 and JavaScript from e-Learning Center Beginner Free demo No No No
HTML Tutorials from W3Schools.com Beginner-advanced Text tutorial No Yes No
HTML Tutorials from HTLM Dog Beginner-advanced Text tutorial No No No
Java Programming course from Foothill-De Anza Community College Beginner Text lessons Yes Yes No

Popular Schools

  • Campus and Online Programs
    1. Full Sail University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • B.S. - Web Design and Development
      • B.S. - Game Design
      • B.S. - Computer Animation
      • B.S. - Game Art
  • Online Programs Available
    2. The George Washington University

    Program Options

    Certificate
      • Graduate Certificate in Multimedia Development
  • Online Programs Available
    3. Colorado Technical University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Doctorate: Computer Science
      • Doctorate - Computer Science: Information Assurance (Executive Format)
      • Doctor of Management - Technology Management (Executive Format)
    Master's
      • M.S. - Information Technology
      • Master of Science in Computer Science
      • MS - Management - Information Systems Security
      • M.S. - Management: IT and Project Management
      • M.S. - Information Technology - Project Management
      • Master of Science in Cybersecurity Policy
    Bachelor's
      • BS - IT - Web Development
      • Bachelor: Information Technology
      • BS - Business Administration - IT
      • BS - IT - Security
      • Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security - Information Assurance
  • Online Programs Available
    4. ECPI University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor's - Cloud Computing
    Associate's
      • Associate's - Network Security
    Certificate
      • Web Design & Dev
  • Online Programs Available
    5. Herzing University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Healthcare Management and Technology Management
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Accounting and Technology Management
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Public Safety Leadership and Technology Management
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Human Resources and Technology Management
    Bachelor's
      • B.S. - Information Technology: Security Technology Concentration
      • B.S. - Information Technology: Network Management Concentration
      • B.S. - Information Technology Admin and Management With No Declared Minor or Concentration
    Associate's
      • Associate of Science - Technology Studies
      • Associate of Science - Information Technology Admin and Management
  • Campus and Online Programs
    6. Virginia College

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor: Management Information Systems
  • Online Programs Available
    7. Kaplan University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MSM in Information Technology
      • Master: Information Technology
      • Master: IT/Information Security and Assurance
      • Master: Information Technology - Project Management
      • MS in Cybersecurity Management
    Bachelor's
      • BBA: New Media and Internet Marketing
      • BS in Cybersecurity
      • BSIT - Information Management
      • BS in Information Technology/Information Security and Assurance
      • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
    Associate's
      • Associate: Information Technology
      • AASIT: Network Admin
  • Online Programs Available
    8. Grand Canyon University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Bridge to the M.S. in Information Technology Management
      • M.S. in Information Technology Management
      • M.S. in Instructional Technology
      • Master of Science in Cyber Security
      • Master of Science in Cyber Security (Bridge)
    Bachelor's
      • B.S. in Computer Programming
      • B.S. in Information Technology
      • B.S. in Information Technology with an Emphasis in Cyber Security
  • Online Programs Available
    9. Northcentral University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • PhD-TIM - Computer Science
      • Doctor of Business Admin - Applied Computer Science
      • PhD in Business Admin - Applied Computer Science
      • Doctor of Business Admin - Computer and Information Security
      • PhD in Business Admin - Computer and Information Security
      • PhD-TIM - Cybersecurity
    Master's
      • MSTIM - Computer Science
      • MBA - Computer and Information Security
      • MBA - Applied Computer Science
      • MSTIM - Cybersecurity
      • MSTIM - Information Systems
  • Online Programs Available
    10. Keiser University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Science - Cyber Forensics/Information Security
    Associate's
      • Associate of Sciences - Information Technology

Featured Schools

The schools and programs listed below are popular educational options, and tuition varies based on program and location

Full Sail University

  • B.S. - Web Design and Development
  • B.S. - Game Design
  • B.S. - Computer Animation

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The George Washington University

  • Graduate Certificate in Multimedia Development

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Colorado Technical University

  • Doctorate: Computer Science
  • M.S. - Information Technology
  • BS - IT - Web Development

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ECPI University

  • Bachelor's - Cloud Computing
  • Associate's - Network Security
  • Web Design & Dev

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Herzing University

  • MBA Dual Concentration: Healthcare Management and Technology Management
  • B.S. - Information Technology: Security Technology Concentration
  • Associate of Science - Technology Studies

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Virginia College

  • Bachelor: Management Information Systems

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Kaplan University

  • MSM in Information Technology
  • BBA: New Media and Internet Marketing
  • Associate: Information Technology

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Grand Canyon University

  • Bridge to the M.S. in Information Technology Management
  • M.S. in Information Technology Management
  • B.S. in Computer Programming
  • B.S. in Information Technology

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