Can't Find An App For That? Build One With These Courses
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Let's say you're thinking about diving into the tech industry and building the next killer app. (Here's a freebie: dating app for pets. You're welcome.) Whatever your big idea is, you're going to need to learn how to build it. And that's why you need to check out the Pay What You Want UI/UX Design Lifetime Bundle before you do anything else.
UI (user interface) and UX (user experience) are the two fundamental aspects that make up an app, and this bundle is designed to get your UI and UX skills to be the U-best they can be. The full bundle contains eight courses and over 49 hours of instruction covering every aspect of UI/UX design, including ...
UI Design With Photoshop: From Beginner To Expert
This course will teach you everything you need to know about using Photoshop in UI design, including web page design and web and mobile app design. Even if the extent of your programming experience is setting the clock on your microwave, you should be able to knock out this course with no problems.
After Effects CC: Animated Infographics And Data Visualization
Nobody is going to use your cool new pet dating app Dog4Dogz if they have to read a bunch of spreadsheets and decipher an onslaught of charts and graphs. We can't all be Nate Silver. You need to make your data appealing and easy to read, and this course will teach you how to use After Effects to do just that.
Web Design: Workflow Of Modern Web Design
Building a professional, responsive website takes a ton of work, so creating anything more complicated than a dating profile for your French bulldog may seem overwhelming. But it doesn't have to be! This course will teach you how to manage the workflow of web design (read: organization), and how to design web pages for different screen sizes. (You want your dogs to be able to use smartphones or laptops interchangeably, don't you?)
Freelancing Career Guide For Designers And Developers
Whether you plan to earn money while working on your dream project or to make your living as a roaming web design desperado, this course will teach you how to break into the field of freelance web design and development. You'll learn tips on how to present yourself and your work to prospective employers, and most importantly, you'll learn what to charge for your work and how to manage your time.
Typography For Designers And Developers
Your app, PuppyLuv, is going to demand a lot of reading from your users, but if you bombard them with a wall of text against a yellow background, they are going to delete your app as hard as they possibly can. This course will teach you how to make the best reading experience for your users, including what fonts work well together, how to effectively use white space, and you should not use a block of text against a godforsaken yellow background!
UX Design For Beginners
UX, or user experience, refers to how enjoyable your app PressPaws is to use. If it's full of a bunch of ugly graphics and bland explanations, you will quickly find yourself with a parade of zero-star reviews. This course will teach you the basics of UX design, and how to make your website or app intuitive and easy to use.
UI/UX And Web Design Using Adobe XD
Adobe XD is a design software specifically used for user experience (there's our friend UX again!), and this course will teach you how to use Adobe XD to build apps and websites that navigate better than freakin' Magellan. A good app is one that shouldn't require an engineering degree to figure out how to use it. This course will teach you how to make good apps.
Photoshop, InDesign, And Illustrator 101
You've probably noticed by now that designing an app means you're also going to have to do some graphic design, and for those of us to who struggle to draw stick figures who don't look like characters in a ransom note, that might seem daunting. But don't worry! This course will teach you the basics of using Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator to design and lay out your projects so they look professional.
Normally, all eight of these courses retail for a combined $387, but with the Pay What You Want bundle, you just throw down however many dollars you choose. If your price beats the average, you get lifetime access to every single course. If you want to start building your pet dating app Whyskers today, you have no excuse not to click that link. Your lonely pets will thank you.
Still looking for more ways to take over the app store? Check out the Salesforce Administration And App Builder Certification and How To Make A Freaking iPhone App.
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