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Website Design Course

(14 customer reviews)

$197 $148

Learn how to design stunning websites and develop an “eye for design” which will help you earn more by creating beautiful, conversion based designs for you and your clients. And remember, you get lifetime access when you join!

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Do you struggle with designing nice websites because you just don’t have an “eye for design?”

I have good news for you, great design CAN BE LEARNED!

In this course, you’ll:

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Learn the basics and fundamentals of good design practices.

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Gain and eye for design even if you feel you're not a creative type.

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Earn more by offering beautiful designs that convert for your clients.

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Learn best practices for web design making you more valuable.

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Learn from real world examples on sites we took from ugly to beautiful.

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Become confident when designing websites, emails and other mediums.

Who’s this course for?

Beginners who are new to web design and want to know how to design nice sites that look amazing and convert.

Developers, bloggers or agency owners who just don't have that "creative design eye" but know you need it.

Established web designers who are ready to earn more by offering more value through better, conversion-based design.

Josh takes you through the thought process when working on designing a website. He untangles the complexity of arranging the content and shows you how to bring the client’s service or product to the foreground. The course is easy to follow and has extra resources.”

Joan M.

“I’ve been a webmaster and designer since Divi 2.5 and looking at Josh’s approach to design and implementation is both refreshing and inspirational. Highly recommended for newbies and veterans alike.”
Dean H.

“I’ve been in web design for over 20 years and I got this course because I’m always looking for new ideas and resources to create sites that not only look good but actually do what they’re supposed to do, make sales, get leads and inform. This web design course that Josh put together does all that and more.”

David S.

Course Overview

Course contains 15 main design lessons (15 videos at 4hr 38min) and the website build portion contains 6 lessons (12 videos at 3hrs 21min). 3 Additional webinars followed by live Q&A’s (3 videos at 3hrs 16min)

Total course time: Currently 11hrs 16min with webinars included.

Part 1: Developing an Eye for Design

In this module, we’ll explore the super important “mentality” of good design, why it’s important and crucial psycological strategies and tactics that you can apply to help you gain and eye for design no matter what level you’re currently at.

Lessons:

  • Why Good Design Matters (10:27)
  • Purpose of Good Design (12:05)
  • How to Develop an Eye For Design (20:21)
  • How to Overcome Design Block (19:06)
  • Resources for Your “Design Toolbox” (14:18)
Part 2: Design Basics & Principles

In this module, we’ll explore the most important general, basic and fundamental elements of good design which you can apply to every aspect of a website design and even into other avenues such as how to format text and content in a pleasing way, graphic or print design, thumbnails and more.

Lessons:

  • Hierarchy (20:37)
  • Rule of Thirds (12:05)
  • Fonts & Typography (26:28)
  • Color Management (28:35)
  • Images & Text (14:45)
Part 3: Web Design Specifics

In this module, we’ll take everything we’ve learned up to this point with the physiology and fundamentals of good design and look at how to apply them to the most important areas of a website design which will help conversions, aesthetics, organization, user engagement and more!

Lessons:

  • Call-To-Actions & Conversions ( 22:23)
  • Navigation & Menus (17:56)
  • Webpage Flow & Design (19:31)
  • Blending It All Together (22:56)
  • Desktop vs Mobile Design (16:54)
Part 4: Website Design Build

In this module, we’ll put everything we’ve learned to the test and create a beautiful website using all the principles, tactics and elements of good design. What we build here can be translated to an unlimited number of website styles all still based around the basic, most important fundamentals of good design.

Lessons:

  • Planning out the design + Josh’s design questionnaire (15:01)
  • General design settings (12:36)
  • Header/menu build (19:14)
  • Front page build (7 videos, 1hr 42m)
  • Sub page build (25:45)
  • Mobile design optimization (25:37)
Part 5: Webinars & Extra's

(In this module, I’ll do a few live webinars that cover case studies and exclusive example style trainings. Students can watch live, join in the chat and ask questions after each webinar. They will also be archived here for those who can’t make it live.

Lessons:

  • Webinar 1: Case Studies – Before & Afters from My Portfolio (59:53)
  • Webinar 2: Texted Based Design (1:16:29)
  • Webinar 3: Thumbnail & Featured Image Design (1:00:21)
  • Course links and resources

Meet Your Guide

When I got into web design and graphic design, my designs were…well…to say the least…not good. I’ve always had a creative eye in some areas but because I didn’t understand the basic principles of design that are laid out in this course, my designs suffered and my early projects were not pretty and didn’t convert well for my clients. It’s amazing I landed any clients back in those early days 🙂

Using all the methods laid out in this course, I’ve managed to develop a sleek eye for design and become more valuable (and earn significantly more over the years) because my designs are now professional, engaging and more importantly, have converted well for my clients.

I’ve also taken that knowledge into every aspect of designs you see here for my tutorials, podcast, course pages and more. All the elements of design that I teach in this course have translated to EVERY aspect of my businesses and they will for you too!

– Josh Hall

Owner & Creative Director of In Transit Studios &
Elegant Themes Blog Author

P.S. Good design is the difference between a customer buying from you or moving on so you owe it to yourself and your clients to level up your design chops right now! – Josh

Real World Examples

I’ll show you the methods, strategies and tactics that me and my team have used to take several real websites…

From this to this

And this to this

Whew, even this to this

Important Additional Notes:

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This isn’t a “Divi” specific design course. We will use Divi during the website build portion but all strategies and methods can be applied to any website builder or platform you use.

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This course is not a “Divi Beginners Course” or the entire “Web Design Process” of starting, building and launching a site. I have separate courses for those.

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All of the design principles, elements and strategies in this course can be applied to any medium of design. Ex: graphic design, logo design, text/content like email marketing & more!

FAQ’S

Do I have access to the full course when purchased?
Absolutely! This is not a “drip style” course. You’ll have full access to go through any section you want, at any time.
Does the course content overlap with any other courses?

Nope! All content in this course is focused on the “design” aspect of designing sites so nothing from my Web Design Process, Divi Beginners or Business Course is duplicated.

I am including a simplified version of my Website Strategy Questionnaire that I feature in my Business Course but it’s focused on the design side of things for this course and not SEO, Google Webmaster stuff, etc 🙂 That’s all reserved for the business course.

Do I have lifetime access to the course?
You have full access to the course for as long as it’s up! (which should be a very long time ) There’s no enrollment deadline or course closing.
Will the course be added on to?
Not likely as the course is already 100% built out and in place but I will make any updates or additions needed to refine or add to the process if need be.
Are there tests or quizzes?

Heck no. No quizzes, tests or any sort of academic feeling with this course. It’s really more of a training guide. If you’re like me, you hate tests and had enough of those in school ?

What format is the course in?

Each lesson will be in video walk-through format (like my tutorials) and accompanied by written posts. Vimeo does not support automatic captions or subtitles so those are not available which is one reason I accompany each video with written posts that cover what’s in the videos. Disclaimer: any teaser videos of the course footage on YouTube may display captions but that’s YouTube specific, again no captions or subtitles are available on the course videos currently.

Will the course ever close or expire?
It will be available until it’s either discontinued or revised/updated. In short, it will be up and updated for a very, very long time 😉

OFFICIAL STUDENT REVIEWS

14 reviews for Website Design Course

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    Lars Heckelmann

    I always thought that I just have an Eye for design until I had this one client who was very difficult – I had to change the design again and again…I was very frustrated and thought maybe my design skills are just bad. Just at this moment, I got an Email from Josh, selling his new web design course. I thought – Yap, this is what I need!

    And I did not get disappointed!

    I just finished the course and I learned so much good stuff which I can apply directly!

    Normally it took me ages to find and develop the right design – with Joshs structured way of designing websites I feel much more confident now, starting with just white space.

    Especially Joshs Formula for the Landing-Page which can be applied to nearly every page, gives me a good coarse structure.

    What I also like is threw Joshs webdesign course, I can explain myself and clients much better, why I designed stuff as I did. This is very valuable when communicating with clients.

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    Tami Koester

    Josh, you’ve done it again with a great course! Every minute (and that’s a LOT of minutes) is pure gold! This course is packed with value and anyone designing websites (especially with Divi) need to take it.

    I’ve said it before and will say it again………you make learning such a simple step-by-step process and it’s very apparent how much enjoy helping others. My only regret is that I didn’t go through this course sooner.

    You’ve now got me hooked on the power of just a bit of CSS code and will be going through your CSS course next!!!

    As always, Thank You and keep up the great work!

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    Dean Rodriguez

    Wow! This course is an amazing value!

    It is loaded with so many design foundations and tips for taking your website builds to the next level. Josh also provides real world examples of his past designs to give you context and application of what he teaches.

    The website design build that he does in the course is very detailed and informative, especially to a beginner like myself. He doesn’t just show you how to design and build a website, but WHY he uses certain principles and methods as well.

    Josh’s Website Design Course will teach you everything you need to know to create beautiful websites that perform. It also contains a ton of extra learning material, references, and resources to continue your learning and step up your game.

    I am very excited to apply what I have learned to my designs.

    Thanks Josh!

  4. martle

    martle

    Even though I have run a web design studio for over 15 years, I find Josh’s tutorials to be insightful and inspirational. It is always good to refresh one’s skills and also to learn new things. Never boring, Josh is on point, and explains things in a way that just makes absolute sense. I would highly recommend this and all the other courses on Josh’s site, not only to newbies, but to skilled professionals who are looking at honing their skills. Great resources and a focus on providing a better service to web clients makes this my go to place for Divi tutorials and courses.

  5. Michael Akins

    Michael Akins

    Get this course!!!

    Web design resources for beginners are maddening. Some books and courses cover things like visual hierarchy and typography, but at the end you’re still thinking, “OK, but how do I build a website?”

    Josh covers principles of graphic design too, but what sets his course apart is how he ties everything together into a usable resource. In addition to basic graphic design, you’re going to learn:

    •How to effectively structure webpages
    •How users interact with webpages so you can design with usability in mind
    •How to adapt your sites to mobile
    •All kinds of cool tricks to implement

    In the page build at the end of the course, you follow along as Josh builds a basic site while putting the principles you learn into action. Josh uses Divi, but I was easily able to follow along with Elementor and even learned some cool tricks about Elementor that I don’t think I’d have learned any other way.

    Great course, stop reading reviews and sign up!

  6. Shannon Morris

    Shannon Morris

    I have always felt like I understood good design kind of intuitively but as I started out my web design business I wanted to make sure I knew WHY certain designs were good and others not. Not only for myself but also to explain my choices to clients. This course has been great to learn to think critically about design everywhere you see it with the basic design principles Josh teaches. I also got a lot of value out of his lists of design resources. If you want to save tons of time scouring the internet and trying to teach yourself – take this course!

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    Drew Baldridge

    This course really helped me stretch my understanding of the creative aspect of the web design process. The technical side comes much more easily for me. There were so many tips and tricks on how to create a website that stands out from the crowd, as well as many links to resources that I will be coming back to time and again in my design process. I have taken a number of courses with Josh, and none have disappointed. In fact, having access to this kind of information is like having everything you need in the design process on speed dial. I can’t recommend this and any course Josh offers more highly!

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    Annie Berger

    I wanted to take this course because after years of updating WP sites for non-profits where I volunteered, I really wanted to learn how to build my own sites. It was so helpful for me to build along with Josh and be able to go back and pause as I was building.

    This course helped me feel more confident as my volunteer roles have turned into paid jobs, and now referrals, so now I really want to ramp up my business so I can build and manage sites myself from the start. This was organized way for me to sit and go through the process and that was invaluable!

    All the extra resources and guides that Josh links to and suggested were icing the cake and I’m thrilled to have them all in my toolbox now! Can’t wait to go through more courses in my bundle. I’m so glad I got the whole thing as I feel like each course is another piece in the puzzle!

  9. Maria Giovanna

    Maria Giovanna

    I bought the web design course at the beginning of my web design journey and I cannot explain how beneficial it has been for me in terms of building my clients’ sites.

    Josh has a natural talent for teaching, and he guides you from the fundamental principles of web design to the building of a beautiful site where you can see step by step all those principles coming together.

    I found this was a very effective way to organize the course.

    Now I feel I’m more in control of my web design process and I feel more confident presenting the outcome to clients.

    I definitely recommend this course and thanks Josh for helping me laying down the most important principles and rules.

  10. Kerry Mullenger-Malfasi

    Kerry Mullenger-Malfasi

    I used to be a Web Designer but gave up my career to be a full time mum. Now, after 10 years I have decided to start up again as a freelancer. I started to do a lot of research, doing some other courses, building some sites. However, so much has changed and when I began to dip my toe back in the water I was overcome with fear saying to myself “There is no way I can do this, I will never be able to catch up with new processes, technology, methods etc”. I gave up!!

    However, I stumbled across Josh’s courses and read the great reviews. I figured I should give it one last shot.

    I am so glad that I did!!

    I decided to start from the beginning and go back to basics with the Web Design course. I have thoroughly enjoyed this course, Josh goes into a lot of detail but explains everything without adding confusion. I have found a new confidence and Im ready to start the next course!

    I highly recommend Josh’s course’s to any beginner or, someone that has had a career break and wanting to reinvent themselves again!

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    Alexis Myers

    In the first iteration of my online business, I offered Techie VA and Web Design services and even evolved into teaching online entrepreneurs how to create their own business websites all in the span of 4 years. Then I took a break from all of that for about 3 years.

    In 2019, I decided to get back into online business, and after going back and forth on what to offer, by the end of the year I finally decided to offer web design services and do it as a full-time business this time.

    In my process of preparing to do so, I want to “do things right this time”. So I began researching not only business information that was specifically geared towards web designers (which Josh also remedied for me in his business course), but I kept feeling like I needed to enhance my overall design skills so that I could feel more confident in knowing how to create “great design” for my clients moving forward.

    In all of my research, even from other web designers who teach entrepreneurs how to create their own websites, no one else is teaching basic design principles. Even people who have courses on how to build a full-time web design business (which are few and far between), again, design principles seem to be lacking. Most everyone focuses more on sales and marketing strategies instead of taking the time to break down basic (yet incredibly powerful) design principles and skills that are fundamental in successful web design. (I mean, if you know how to market and make sales, yet your designs are lackluster, what are you really even doing?)

    So to have found Josh, who not only teaches the fundamental design principles that are so important but also incorporates conversion design to ensure we can offer high-quality services and develop high-value skills is incredibly invaluable, to say the least.

    I feel so lucky to have found this course at a time when I needed it most. I have no doubt that I will be able to offer incredible design that will not only wow my clients, but bring them even more and better business in the future due to these newfound skills I’ve just learned.

    The fact that Josh takes the time to break down basic design and conversion design principles, and then implements them in an extensive website build to ensure we get exactly how to use these skills when it comes to not only creativity but also the strategic mindset behind it all, is beyond what I could have hoped for in a course. The only thing I wish is that there was more of it!!

    Excellent, excellent course. I definitely highly recommend it! 🙂

  12. dkh

    dkh

    I’ve been a webmaster and designer since Divi 2.5 and looking at Josh’s approach to design and implementation is both refreshing and inspirational. Highly recommended for newbies and veterans alike.

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    David Simon

    I’ve been in web design for over 20 years and I got this course because I’m always looking for new ideas and resources to create sites that not only look good but actually do what they’re supposed to do, make sales, get leads and inform. This web design course that Josh put together does all that and more.

    I really liked the Basic Design Principals section. Josh really over delivered especially for the price. I liked it so much I just ordered his css course and can’t wait to start it. I recommend this course to anyone just getting started and even if you’ve been around a long time like me. You won’t be sorry!

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    wisedigit

    Website Design is a tricky subject because it’s based on trends and styles. But the basic underlying principles of website design need to be in place first. This course gives you those design principles. Josh takes you through the thought process when working on designing a website. He untangles the complexity of arranging the content and shows you how to bring the client’s service or product to the foreground. The course is easy to follow and has extra resources. It also includes live Webinar sessions with Josh, and you can ask questions! Thanks Josh for the information and inspiring me to continue with Website Design.

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