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Posted: June 16, 2020 / Last updated: September 19, 2020

Find out if web development is right for you in under 2 hours

We need more designers now!

How it will work

This is what we consider a ‘crash’ course. Dive in!

  1. Get a short overview of how a modern design team works in this first short video.
    (< 20 minutes)

  2. Take a look at how content strategy turns into web pages and how we style those pages. Take a look at what it’s like to program on the job.
    (~1 hour)

  3. Talk to a real human designer who has been mentoring people for years, and who can help you decide what path is right for you.
    (< 30 minutes)


If that is exciting, check out a high-level overview of some real programming work by watching Derek go over one of the industry’s most common confusions: “responsive” images.


@sheriffderek wanted to test out how the Scrimba system works and accidentally created a video that works well as a high-level HTML and CSS crash course. These are the thought processes you might have on the job as a programmer – and some things you’d need to consider as a visual designer. Writing code – takes time / and your job will be a lot of thinking like this – if you want to be a programmer.

(You aren’t expected to understand most of it) – but, if you watch it – (it’s an hour and a half) – we think you’ll have a really good idea if this ‘coding’ stuff – is right for you.

Here’s the link.

BUT we’re going to be learning a lot more than just this “coding” stuff. Coding is just part of what you’ll learn, but it’s mandatory. Check out the details on the home page for the full story.

Some days we investigate light topics to set up for later. DFTW is all about timing – and not about cramming. Here is an example lesson from the course: /lesson/human-memory.

Our course is made up of 144 of these lessons – which include daily lectures, videos, example walk-throughs, challenges, group projects, websites, applications, daily stand-ups, and much more.

To learn more about how we designed our curriculum – check out this video that goes over all of the books we discuss in the class: /how-we-designed-our-curriculum


So, did you watch both of those videos?

Do you want to claw your eyes out – or does it seem exciting?

If you want in – you know it already. Trust your gut.

Book a meeting and let’s talk about how to get you there.

Now accepting applications for our next session