There are a lot of ways for you to learn or enhance your knowledge and skills in web design and development. But if you want a more formal education and learn from world-renowned web design and development gurus, that’s where the resources below will come in handy.

These websites offer courses that are modelled after the ones taught in top colleges and universities. They’re a great option for giving you a good head start, or if you simply want to fill in the gaps in your current training. They’re also ideal choices if you’ve already taken courses in the past, but want to ensure your knowledge and skills are completely up-to-date.


Timothy Training


This educational portal offers tutorials for various web technologies and programs like Dreamweaver, HTML and CSS, PHP, MySQL, and more. They also offer live training and even on-site training.




This is the online home of free courses from The Open University. The site offers courses on a wide variety of subjects like technology and web design. The Design and Innovation category has some great courses aimed at web designers.




KillerPHP was specifically created to teach practical PHP skills to web designers. They offer various video tutorials covering topics on PHP and MySQL. You can subscribe for an affordable $29 for 3 months, or $99 for 1 year; or purchase courses individually.




WebDesign has a more unique approach to online learning compared to most of the other sites listed here. Instead of letting you simply watch video tutorials on your own time, they offer live, interactive webinars. Webinars are also included in their video training library, which can be accessed by their subscribers.

Some of their live webinars are free, while others are premium options that can only be accessed by members. The subscription fee is $197 for 12 months, which includes access to the full library. Monthly and yearly subscriptions to just the live webinars are also available at $47 and $97, respectively.


Academic Earth


This online resource offers free courses from prestigious universities around the world; covering a variety of subjects like introduction to visual thinking, building dynamic websites and computer graphics. Their lessons are available in video format.

iTunes U

iTunes U

iTunes U is one of the well-known online educational portals available, with courses from leading educational institutions. They offer courses designed by schools, colleges, universities and other organizations.

There are a number of courses and collections aimed at web designers and developers, including iOS app development, iOS game development, creative media, and more.

iTunes U can be accessed through any iOS device, and educators are also given the option to create their own courses.




Udacity offers courses in various technology and design-related subjects. There are lessons on web development, HTML5 game development, programming languages, interactive 3D graphics, and many more.

All of their courses are free and highly interactive. Video lectures can be learned at your own pace without having to sit for hours while someone is speaking. And of course, all the instructors are industry gurus, so you’re learning from the cream of the crop.



This online educational resource offers up courses on a number of subjects like IT and design courses. Topics include social media, data science, creativity, innovation, metadata, digital democracy, etc. Various courses are offered on a regular basis, and are done more like a traditional college with weekly lessons and assignments. Each course runs from just 5-6 weeks, or as long as 19 weeks.


Web Standards Curriculum

Web Standard

Web Standards Curriculum by W3C is a great starting point for learning web standards. It covers everything from web design basics to HTML and CSS, and even has information on JavaScript, accessibility, mobile web development, and SVG. They also offer special lessons for teachers, with additional references, teaching materials, and project activities.


Tuts+ Premium Courses


Tuts+ has been a leader in design and technology tutorials for years, with both free and premium options. Tuts+ Premium Courses give a more formal educational environment for learning your favorite topics. There are courses on everything, from parallax scrolling in web design, to jQuery and web app design.

All of the courses are available to Tuts+ Premium members, and they’ll also benefit from hundreds of tutorials and over 70 ebooks, as well as weekly new content. The subscription fee is $19 per month or $15 per month if you pay yearly. They have two free courses available and they even offer a 30-day trial to learn HTML and CSS, as well as for learning jQuery.