There are fundamentals to focus on and learn more about, including structuring and layout, drawing, analytics and metrics, best practices, and more. Designers use different types of software depending on the project, examples being Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Animate, and Adobe Photoshop. Other tools include .Net frameworks, JavaScript, CSS.

Degrees and Courses

Different colleges and universities offer programs in web design, among which North Island College, College of Nova Caledonia, Concordia University, Humber College. Humber College offers a certificate program in web design and development with a focus on open source technologies, real-time 3D imagery, scalable vector graphics, and JavaScript animation. Concordia University features a diploma program in website creation and design, which is a good choice for persons who want to work in printmaking, graphic design, animation, page layout, or advertising. Students explore different subjects and techniques and learn how to optimize and add images, use CSS and HTML, and develop websites. The College of Nova Caledonia also offers a web and graphic design program which is available full- and part-time. Students who successfully complete their studies can work as interactive digital medial game or character designers, digital artists, illustrators, and 3D modelers. Other career paths include print, product, or industrial designer, advertising specialist, and 2D and 3D animator. Students are offered a number of specialized courses to master essential skills and concepts. Courses cover topics such as drawing for story, interactive digital media production, visual communication, interactive digital media showcase. North Island College offers an interactive media certificate with a focus on design of web applications. Students learn more about typography, social medial marketing, and programming. The certificate program features courses in basic marketing principles, typography, JavaScript, communication design, computer graphics, and more. Finally, Durham College also features a program in contemporary web design with a focus on new and traditional technologies and methods. Young professionals have plenty of career options once they complete their studies, including work as a content management specialist, social media content designer, web production manager, and more. The curriculum covers courses such as scripting for design, web technologies, portfolio development, coding for the web, and more.


Funding to Pay Tuition Costs

Fees vary widely across institutions. The fee for two semesters at Humber College is $4,030.82 and the cost per year at Durham College is $3,025. Fortunately, there are different ways to fund your studies, one being to apply for a grant or a scholarship. Another idea is to apply for financing with a major or local bank or credit union. Many financial institutions offer student lines of credit to help students cover major costs and day-to-day expenses such as living expenses, textbooks, and tuition fees. Some banks offer lines of credit of up to $20,000 a year. Student credit cards are also available to pay daily expenses such as groceries and transport, and they feature perks such as no annual fees, discounts on student-related items, and low interest rates.


Job Responsibilities and Work Settings

Web designers typically develop a design plan and choose from different backgrounds, colors, and text shrifts. They use advanced software to position pictures, logos, links, buttons, and other features to help customers improve the design of their website. There are different work settings for designers, including non-profit organizations, government agencies, and graphic design agencies. Other options include financial institutions, corporations, advertising agencies, and freelance work or setting up one’s own business.


Adobe Creative Cloud

In 2011, Adobe System released a software suite that features services and applications for photography, web design, video editing, and graphic design. This is a subscription service that allows users to download, install, and use different applications.


Four types of packages are available to individual users – All Apps + Adobe Stock, All Apps, Single App, and Photography.


This package is priced at $9.99 per month and includes 20GB of cloud storage, Photoshop CC, Lightroom Classic CC, and Lightroom CC. Lightroom Classic CC, for example, features a set of tools that allow users to edit photos and enhance objects, including features such as depth, luminance, and color.

Other useful applications include After Effects, Premiere Rush, and Premiere Pro. The last app enables subscribers to edit video content and is designed for videographers, TV editors, filmmakers, and other professionals. The app helps improve audio quality and coloring. Premier Rush is another application that enables users to create video content and edit graphics, audio, and color. After Effects also has many great features and allows users to animate characters and logos, set images in motion, and a lot more.

Single App

For $20.99 per month, users get Adobe Spark, Fonts, and Portfolio, 100GB of cloud storage, and one app of choice from the Photography package. Adobe Spark enables users to create web content, social media posts, and videos and add different colors, fonts, and logos. Subscribers can use different types of content to create movies, including voiceovers, icons, photos, and clips. Adobe Portfolio is a useful tool to create a portfolio and feature completed projects, samples, success stories, and more. Adobe Fonts is another handy tool that allows users to choose from an unlimited number of fonts, including fonts made for flexible design, campaign signage, enhanced stage presence, and a lot more. Users are free to activate all fonts and can filter by different criteria such as default figure style, contrast, width, weight. Fonts are available in multiple languages, including Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Hungarian, English, and French.

All Apps + Adobe Stock

This package costs $52.99 per month and features 100GB of storage and all apps from the Photography package and Single App package. This comprehensive package costs $82.98 per month and includes all mobile and desktop applications, plus 10 free images. Adobe Stock offers access to Editorial and Premium collections, videos, graphics, images, and more.


Other Packages

Packages are also offered to schools and universities, students and teachers, and businesses. Businesses can choose from the Single App and All Apps package, priced at $33.99 and $79.99, respectively. There are plenty of added benefits for businesses, among which centralized deployment, the option to reassign licenses, collaborative video editing, consolidated billing. Students and teachers are offered a generous discount – 60 percent off the All Apps plan. Proof of institutional affiliation is required to take advantage of this offer. Schools and universities can choose from two options, per device license or per named-user license. The first option costs $299.88 a year to use all apps and $155.88 a year to use a single app. The per named-user license also allows subscribers to choose from two options. The Single App package costs $14.99 per month and the All Apps package - $34.99 per month.

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