First impressions count, but did you know that a website has just 10 seconds before a user decides if it is worth engaging with or not? There are no second chances, with one in five users leaving a website and never returning again. So having a good design makes smart business sense in an industry that has an annual eCommerce customer spend of approximately £1,600 in the UK.
What is the potential?
Worried that you have left it too late to train? eCommerce is still an industry with the huge potential to expand, accounting for just 8% of US retail sales and 14% of UK sales. The growth in mobile technology has changed how users connect with businesses online, and companies need websites designed to work seamlessly across all devices. This will become even more important with the growth in IOT (the ‘Internet of Things’), such as the advent of Smart TVs and tech-enabled fridges and ovens, etc.
What do I need?
A web designer needs to be visually creative, but also tech-savvy. You want a course that will teach you not just the basic web programming languages of Advanced HTML5, or CSS3, but also mobile-first technologies such as Bootstrap and WordPress. For the best learning experience, look for a course that offers the chance to practice your newly learnt skills.
Online courses are a great option for those wanting to fit learning around their other commitments. Choosing a course with live webinars will give you the opportunity to interact with tutors and other students and get the answers to your design questions, as well as practical feedback.
Learning about the use of themes, templates and plugins will all help you to apply your technical skills creatively. You will want to train in the use of content management systems and how to build a company website. You can even learn to create a portfolio website to showcase your creativity and tech skills.
Advanced Diploma in Web Design
Earn yourself a recognised qualification while learning new skills with this 12-week advanced diploma in web design from Adams Academy. Your new web design skills can help you to launch your career in creative tech, so what are you waiting for?