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Web Design

About this course

This course consists in three parts : Photoshop , WordPress and Google analytics . The Photoshop part, covers the fundamental functions to get started editing and improving photos. The student learns how to customize workspaces and panels, navigate the canvas effectively, work with multiple images and file types, and use various methods of image enhancement, including layering, selecting, and masking. Support files are included for this course, so students can follow along in the hands-on lectures.
WordPress is the perfect tool for creating a fully customized website for any purpose. Whether you want to create a blog,  a personal portfolio, or a business website to sell your products and services, you can do it with WordPress. In this part of the course we build a website together step-by-step and along the way you organically absorb and  master WordPress. Google Analytics shows new users how to create an account, implement tracking code, and set up data filters. You’ll learn how to navigate the Google Analytics interface and reports, and set up dashboards and shortcuts.

Audience profile

Anyone looking to build a successful Web Design career.

 

WordPress

1.1 Installing WordPress

1.2 Installing a Theme

1.2.1 Installing themes from WordPress Directory

1.2.2 Installing themes downloaded on your pc

1.3 Configuring Child Themes

1.4 Introduction to Dashboard

1.4.1 Post

1.4.2 Pages

1.4.3 Media

1.5 Creating pages

1.5.1 Adding new page, updating, previewing, trashing

1.5.2 Creating Main Menu and other custom menus

1.6 Customizing your widgets

1.6.1 Customizing sidebar

1.6.2 Creating and customizing footer

1.7 Personalizing your website

1.7.1 Homepage settings (fonts, colors, banners)

1.7.2 Blog settings

1.7.3 Adding logo and favicon

1.7.4 Choosing menu header type

1.7.5 Customizing copyright info

1.8 Creating your blog

1.8.1 Adding pictures and text

1.8.2 Adding featured images

1.8.3 Adding categories

1.8.4 Post formats

1.8.5 Blog formats (grid, fullwidth)

1.8.6 Using different plugins to customize your blog

1.9 WordPress Setting

1.9.1 Reading (Changing your homepage and blog page)

1.9.2 Discussion (Allowing or forbidding comments)

1.9.3 Permalinks (Choosing your permalinks structure)

1.10 Contact Forms

1.10.1 Introduction to different plugins to build contact forms

1.10.2 Understanding shortcodes

1.11 Building an e-Commerce WordPress Site

1.11.1 Installing WooCommerce plugins

1.11.2 Adding products

1.11.3 Adding product Categories

1.11.4 Adding products gallery and featured images

1.11.5 Adding prices and discounts to your products

1.11.6 Choosing the best theme for your online store needs

Digital Marketing (Google Tools)

2.1 Google AdWords

2.1.1 Introduction to Google AdWords and Google Networks

2.1.2 Google Search Network

2.1.3 Google Display Network

2.1.4 Being Google certified (Google Partner)

2.2 Introduction to AdWords Dashboard

2.3 Understanding how AdWords is organized

2.3.1 Account Layer, Campaign Layer, Ad groups Layer, Ads

2.4 Payment Methods

2.4.1 Bid vs Budget

2.4.2 Cost per Click (CPC), Cost per thousand Impression (CPM), Cost per Acquisition (CPA)

2.5 Creating your first Campaign

2.5.1 Creating a Google Search Campaign

2.5.2 Creating a Google Search with Display Select Campaign

2.5.3 Understanding Keywords and Keyword Types

2.6 Choosing your Keywords (keyword planner tool and other tools)

2.6.1 Targeting your territory, language, topic etc.

2.6.2 Understanding and Writing Ad Headline 1, Headline 2 and Description

2.7 Google Ranking

2.7.1 Google Quality Score (QS)

2.7.2 CTR (Click Through Rate)

2.7.3 ROI/ROAS etc.

2.8 AdWords Statistics

2.8.1 Generating Custom Reports

2.9 Google AdSense

2.9.1 Introduction to Google AdSense

2.9.2 How can we generate money through AdSense?

2.10 Creating an account

2.10.1 Criteria’s to qualify as a part of AdSense network

2.10.2 Applying to connect your website/blog with AdSense

2.11 Google Analytics

2.11.1 Introduction to Google Analytics

2.11.2 Understanding basics of GA: Visitors/Visits/Pageviews/Bounce Rate

2.12 Creating an account

2.12.1 Creating an account in GA platform and configuring your website to measure

traffic through a plugin.

2.12.2 Introduction to Google Analytics dashboard

2.12.3 Viewing Real Time and Audience Statistics for your website/blog

2.12.4 Understanding Analytics Layers: Account Layer, Property Layer, View Layer

2.12.5 Creating Goals and Filters for your website

2.12.6 Generating Custom Reports for a chosen period of time.

2.13 SEO (Search Engine Optimization)

2.13.1 Introduction to SEO, the pros and cons

2.13.2 Best SEO strategy

2.14 SEO Setup for your website

2.14.1 Building SEO Snippets for every page or post on your website through a

plugin

2.14.2Configuring Yoast SEO

2.14.3 Understanding headlines, keywords and description

2.14.4 Keyword searches

2.14.5 Site Audits

2.14.6 Ranking factors

2.14.7 URL structure

Graphic design (Photoshop)

3.1 Installing Photoshop with crack

3.2 Introduction to Photoshop:

3.2.1 Application Frame Customization

3.2.2 Tools Panel

3.2.3 Control Panel for each tool

3.2.4 Background and Foreground Colors

3.2.5 Zoom Tool

3.3 Workspace Customization/ Adding and Resetting your own workspace

3.4 Raster Images:

3.4.1 Image size

3.4.2 Resolution

3.4.3 Dimensions

3.4.4 Canvas size

3.4.5 Images mode (RGB/CMYK)

3.4.6 File Types (.PSD, .jpeg, .png, .pdf)

3.5 Working with Layers:

3.5.1 Layer Types

3.5.2 Visibility

3.5.3 Transparency

3.5.4 Hierarchy

3.5.5 Create a new layer/delete

3.5.6 Rename a layer

3.5.7 Group layers/ Layer Colors

3.5.8 Lock Layers

3.5.9 Link Layers

3.6 Tools:

3.6.1 Move Tool

3.6.2 Selection Tool

3.6.3 Eyedropper Tool

3.6.4 Image Adjustments: (Crop Tool, Marque Tool, Paint bucket Tool, Lasso

Tool, Magic Wand Tool, Gradient Tool)

3.6.5 Brush Tool (Create and save your own custom brush)

3.6.6 Image Retouching: (Spot Healing Brush Tool, Patch Tool, Healing Brush

Tool, Red Eye Tool, Clone Stamp Tool, Blur/Sharpen/Smudge Tool, Dodge/

Burn Tool)

3.6.7 Pen Tool

3.6.8 Horizontal/ Vertical Type Tool

3.7 Others: (Retouching Images)

3.7.1 Layer Styles/ Blending Options

3.7.2 Filters/ Filter Gallery

3.7.3 Image mode/adjustments

3.7.4 Camera Raw

3.8 Using Photoshop

3.8.1 Creating a Website banner from scratch (Image + Color Overlay + Text

layer/Slogan + Logo + Button)

3.8.2 Creating a Homepage website mockup in .PSD + Contact page mockup

3.8.3 Creating a Google Image ad in .PSD

3.8.4 Creating Facebook banner in .PSD

3.8.5 Creating a Newsletter popup for your website in .PSD

No prerequisite knowledge required; the only thing you need is a computer and an internet connection. Also no previous knowledge of Photoshop required. If you have Photoshop installed, that’s great. If not, we’ll teach you how to get it on your computer. No coding knowledge required and no prior upgrades required.

The length of this course is 60 hours held in 24 sessions. This course is held in the evenings twice a week from 2.5 hours each session. Course is taught in Albanian or English language. All training materials are distributed online.

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