The Responsive Web Designer Blueprint is a three-month long online course that includes everything you need to plan, design, and code responsive websites: structured lessons, useful exercises, master classes with industry experts, killer cheatsheets and sample files and instructors there to help guide you every step of the way! Your Blueprint is structured around three core classes:
Do you crave a more creative, fulfilling, and lucrative career? Are you tired of being held back by what you did or DIDN’T learn in school? Do you want to tap into one of the fastest growing (and highest paying) areas in tech by learning to design AND build gorgeous websites that work on every device out there?
You CAN learn the digital skills you need to transform your career and life. You just need to get started, the RIGHT way, with the Skillcrush Mobile Web Designer Blueprint. It’s everything you need to rock this Web thing and take your tech skillset from standard to extraordinary!
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What Mobile Web Designers Do:
Mobile web designers and developers are more in-demand than ever.
The average mobile user checks her phone more than 150 times per day, and 90% of people use multiple screens at the same time. Yet, nearly half of mobile users report being frustrated, annoyed, or confused by how websites load on mobile devices. It doesn’t take Einstein to realize that this HUGE gap in mobile website optimization means HUGE opportunity for Mobile Web Designers.
Responsive web design and development is the most flexible and future-proof approach to building websites for mobile devices because of the automatic ability to adapt to screen size. Whether a user visits a site from a phablet or a jumbo monitor, a responsive web designer can ensure the site will show the right information and look gorgeous.
And responsive web designers don’t just decide how a mobile site will look and feel—they also have the tech chops to code it from scratch and make their ideas come to life.
If you understand the power of mobile, and are excited by the challenge of creating sites that are beautiful AND functional, then Mobile Web Design is for you.
Think beyond the desktop today, and cash in on your mobile first skillset tomorrow!
- Title: Responsive Web Designer
- Company: Skillcrush
- Where: Currently, Paris, France!
- What I Do:
I find solutions to constantly changing problems! That’s what it feels like to work in the responsive web field. There are constantly new devices being released with yet another screen size to take into consideration. That keeps me on my toes so I can find design solutions that will allow the sites I create to work well on a whole range of devices, even the ones that don’t exist yet!
- Why I Love It:
I love working on designs that are fluid instead of static. I know that my designs will affect not just a small group of people sitting in front of their computers, but rather a huge range of people interacting with the web on the go, on their couch at home, or at their desk. It’s an exciting challenge because it means I have to make sites that are beautiful AND a pleasure to use on any device. Making products that people love and use in their day-to-day lives is so exciting, and there’s never a dull moment in the design and development process.
- How I Got Here:
Growing up, I knew I loved the arts, writing, and math, but I struggled to combine those things and turn them into work that I loved. That was until I took an Intro to Computer Science class and fell in love with the idea of programming and what it could do. I realized that while I didn’t want to pursue becoming a computer programmer full-time, there was something else I could do—combine my love of storytelling, the arts, and programming to design for the web. So I studied Interaction Design at college and learned the skills to tell visual, interactive stories through the sites and brands I work with.
Since I’ve then I’ve worked as a web designer at a small design agency, a huge publishing company, an educational startup, and also worked with a huge variety of clients from filmmakers to musicians to fashion designers!
- Advice For Aspiring Mobile Web Designers:
Don’t ever get the thought into your head that you can’t do it! The main thing you need to have is a love for problem solving and the drive to keep going until you find a good solution. The rest is all a matter of practice, and you will see yourself improve with each project you work on. And even the pros are constantly learning and improving their skills. The point is that you don’t give up till you see the results you want.
Your First Class
Responsive Web Design
Ready to figure out EXACTLY what makes mobile users tick? Learn the fundamentals of how to plan and design a responsive website from start to finish, including designing for the mobile user experience, using responsive grids and wireframes, creating flexible images, layouts, and typescales, and mastering the mobile first approach. Whether you have been a frontend dev for years or you just learned HTML + CSS, this class will be immediately relevant (and fun too)!
YOU WILL LEARN: Layouts, Wireframes, and Grids Mobile UX Fluid Images and Typescale
This class begins Monday, August 8th.
Your Second Class
Responsive Web Development
Ready to turn those responsive designs into code? In this class, you’ll learn everything you need to know to turn static, old-fashioned sites into dynamic, responsive ones. You’ll transform mockups into beautiful, fully-functional responsive sites using HTML and CSS, and even get your hands dirty with Sass and the responsive framework Bootstrap. If you already know HTML + CSS and have learned the basics of designing for the mobile web, this class will turn you into a responsive development machine.
YOU WILL LEARN: Media Queries Responsive Typography Flexbox
This class begins Monday, September 12th.
Your Third Class
Advanced Responsive Functionality
Ready to take those responsive websites to the next level? In this class, you’ll learn to deliver some of the most in-demand features that clients ask for, and you’ll get up to speed the industry standards you need to get hired as a full-time responsive designer and developer, from building jQuery menus to incorporating maps and GPS.
YOU WILL LEARN: Geolocation Git & GitHub Bootstrap Framework
This class begins Monday, October 10th.
Weekly Live Chats
Hand-Picked Job Postings
TOP SECRET Bonuses (don't miss out!)
jQuery Plugins Package
A Professional-Looking Portfolio
Cover Letter and Interview Guides
Certificate of Completion
What previous knowledge do I need to take this course?
HTML & CSS—that’s it! Everything else we’ll teach ya!
Follow-up question: Do I need to be an HTML + CSS expert?
Expert, no. Comfortable, yes. If you can translate a website design into a static HTML & CSS website, you will be fine. The blueprint is designed assuming you can code up a simple site from scratch, and in each class, you’ll build on that knowledge.
Does that mean we won’t answer your HTML & CSS questions?! Of course not! We will help you with anything you need help with, but NONE of the instruction will focus on teaching HTML & CSS. You’ll need to take Skillcrush 101 for that. :)
I’m looking to transition into a more technical role at work. Will this Blueprint help me?
There are many places to start in tech, but learning the fundamentals of web design and building projects from scratch – both of which you’ll do in this Blueprint – will give you a wide variety of the most important tech skills. So, you’ll leave this Blueprint with a solid understanding with which you can continue your professional transition into tech.
I work full time. Can I fit this course into my busy schedule?
Absolutely! We recommend setting aside about an hour a day to engage with the course materials and your classmates and instructors, but you can shift this around depending on your weekly schedule.
Some of our students can’t devote an hour every day to the course but can study for longer periods of time over the weekend — This is totally fine too, and our material is always available for you when you need it.
What if I get behind in the course? Will the lessons still be available to me?
Yes, absolutely! You’ll continue to have access to the course well beyond the “official” course dates so you can catch up or review whenever and whatever you like.
Really, there is no “behind” at Skillcrush. We 100% support you in going through the material at a pace that feels right to YOU.
What kind of computer or software do I need for this course?
Nothing fancy! You just need a computer with access to the web, of course. You should be able to stream YouTube or Vimeo videos and download / upload materials like photos and documents.
We recommend a Mac for the course and for your future career in tech as Macs tend to be the industry standard. But a Windows PC will work fine too.
You don’t need to have any special software before you start the Blueprint. We’ll introduce you to all the software or apps you need as you go through the course, and there are free versions or trials of all of them available for both Mac and Windows.
Do you provide any printable materials I can access?
Yes indeed! We have several very popular cheatsheets that we tell our students to print out and carry with them or tape up around the house. You’d be surprised how much you can actually learn by just looking at them for a few minutes a day!
How do I know if this Blueprint is for me?
This Blueprint is for you if:
- You want to get started in tech but don’t know how to begin.
- You are itching to code.
- You’ve dabbled in web design and development but know that designing for all screen sizes is where the opportunity is at!
- You have been meaning to make your own website FOREVER.
- You like learning to be fun and collaborative.
This Blueprint is NOT for you if:
- You’ve already designed and coded your own websites from scratch.
- You’re looking to learn advanced topics such as back-end programming.
- You want to make mobile apps.
- You think learning has to be serious.
- You don’t like fun or collaboration.
When does the course meet?
The course doesn’t meet at fixed times. All the lessons are online, and you have access to them 24/7 so you can study whenever is best for you.
Throughout the course, we send you an email every weekday morning to help keep you on track, and then you’re welcome to work on the lessons whenever it fits your schedule.
The only “scheduled” course events are the circle chats, live group office hours and master classes. But these are all optional, and, if you can’t make the scheduled time, you can read a transcript of the circle chat, ask questions in the online student community or watch the recording of the master class later. So, there’s always a way to fit the Blueprint into your life!
How do office hours work?
We offer live office hours using Google+ Hangouts. Group office hours give us the chance to help as many students as possible. And we’ve found that, since students tend to have similar questions and challenges, you’ll learn a lot from hearing answers to other students’ questions too. That said, you’ll also have the chance to ask your own questions from the instructor and make sure you get the answers you need as well.
I’ve been looking at a bunch of other online bootcamps and programs and they are all thousands of dollars. How come you are so cheap?
Our thoughts exactly!? Did we say $399? We MEANT $3999!
In all seriousness, we price our blueprints according to what we need to charge in order to be a profitable company, provide the level of service that we believe YOU ALL deserve, while also keeping the price point accessible to our audience.
We can’t promise it will always be $399, but for now it’s a price that works for us and works for our students. And you have our 100% money-back guarantee for the first 30 days of your Blueprint.
So stop asking questions and just be glad you found us!
How does the online student community work?
We use Google Groups for our online student community. It’s completely free, and we’ll send you an invitation to your Blueprint’s own group before your course starts.
In your student community, you can meet your classmates, ask questions about the lessons, get feedback on your work, share tech resources and much more! Plus, it’s a great chance to get to know other people who are just as excited about tech as you are and to start networking and making great friends and career connections.
Is Skillcrush only for women? I’m a guy and want to learn.
We welcome men at Skillcrush as well and can’t wait for you to join us too! In fact, about 25% of our students are men. Skillcrush is a supportive community of folks from all kinds of backgrounds, professions, countries and yes… genders! :). So, please join us – and bring a friend!
Can I really learn enough in this program to get a job?
Well, tell us, what job exactly are you looking for? CTO at Apple? Ok, probably not. Jr. Frontend engineer at a design agency? YES YOU CAN. Becca did it!
We don’t place students in jobs (yet) and we can’t guarantee you work. But many of our students have gotten full-time work using the skills they learned at Skillcrush, and even MORE have used their new skills to do freelance, project based work that has earned them thousands of dollars on top of their full-time salaries.
The best thing for you to do is to be crystal clear about what job you want and what skills and experience you will need in order to get it. If you can tell us that, we will do everything in our power to help you get there.
And if you can’t answer those questions yet, no worries, we’ll work with you on that TOO.
Our Blueprints come out to around $4 a day. Less than HALF the price of comparable programs – and 100% more fun, we promise! You can make 3 monthly payments of $149 or a full payment of $399, whatever fits your life and budget.