I wrote few months ago articles showcasing Udemy courses and many readers appreciated them. The emails from readers are giving me special powers and make me think that I am not working in vain. From now on, I decided to publish a monthly collection of the most interesting courses for designers and developers. Preponderant, the courses presented are released on Udemy or Skillshare. Therefore, here is the September edition of the best online courses for designers and developers. The courses presented are released in September – in other words, these are fresh, useful and easy to understand. Depending on your feedback, I will keep on posting each month similar articles. The online course providers offer various discounts and you should profit from these. Consequently, subscribe to our newsletter and we will let you know which courses are the best for you and when you should purchase them.

Design


Character Animation for Beginners

online courses for designers and developers - Character Animation for Beginners
Provider: Udemy
Duration: 6 hours
Price: 20 €
If you are interested in learning how to create 3D animations, you should enroll Character Animation for Beginners. It’s a six-hour course and by the end of this, you will have a decent understanding of building a realistic character. This free Udemy course falls into seven sections; it starts with an introduction and some theoretical aspects. Further, you will learn how to create realistic characters using Blender. I highly appreciate the course because is focused on learning by doing; I signed up for it and I happy with this decision.

How to Use Adobe Spark

online courses for designers and developers - How to use Adobe Spark
Provider: Udemy
Duration: 1 hour
Price: 20 €
Spark is a new tool created by Adobe and I think that it has a bright future. To be honest, I didn’t hear about Spark until I enrolled in this course. It’s a short course that teaches you how to use this Adobe product for creating intro videos, outstanding webpages or cool images for blog posts. As you see, Spark is a great product that helps the designers, bloggers or marketers. Definitely, you should give a try to Spark!

Earn More as a Designer – Learn Motion Graphics in 3 hours

Earn More as a Designer - Learn Motion Graphics in 3 hours
Provider: Udemy
Duration: 3 hours
Price: 20 €
By enrolling in this course you learn how to create motion graphics using Adobe After Effects. It’s a course targeted for beginners, therefore don’t be afraid to sign up for it if you have no to little knowledge in this respect. You probably noticed my addiction to the practical part of any course. Well, this course isn’t an exception; you will realize 15 small projects! I think that for a beginner course it’s enough, isn’t it?

Learn E-cover Design

online courses for designers and developers - Learn E-cover Design
Provider: Skillshare
Duration: 1 hour 14 min
Price: Premium
Unlike Udemy and other online courses providers, Skillshare has a different pricing plan. You are unable to pay to enroll in for a course; instead, you should pay a monthly subscription to get full access to all the courses.
Don’t judge a book by its covers is an old saying! I think that the saying is valid, but it can’t be ignored the fact the covers have an important role when choosing a book. This course is destined to the designers that are interested in creating engaging covers for ebooks. It’s a short course, but full of applicable tips to create outstanding covers.

Photoshop Explained – Layers

Photoshop Explained – Layers
Provider: Skillshare
Duration: 2 hour 7 min
Price: Premium
If you are passionate about Photoshop or you want to master your skills, you must take this course. In my humble opinion, it is the most interesting online course for web designers. My arguments are simple and clear. Firstly, you can’t call yourself a designer unless you are a fine Photoshop knower. Secondly, the Layers are the most used Photoshop features, but there are still many tricks unknown by many experts. Practically, the Layers has countless options and you should know how to benefit from! You should take this course and you will become a Layers guru!

Interaction Design

online courses for designers and developers - Interaction Design
Provider: University of California, San Diego
Price: starts from $39
Coursera hosts a truly challenging course provided by the University of California. It’s useless to mention that it’s a professional online course and you should treat it consequently. The prices of the modules aren’t affordable for people on a tight budget. Altogether, by taking into account the brand of the provider and the quality of the information, I think that it’s a real bargain.

How to Make a WordPress Website 2016

online courses for designers and developers - How to Make a WordPress Website 2016
Provider: Skillshare
Duration: 2 hour 55 min
Price: Free
WordPress is the most used Content Management System and it’s a smart idea to suggest you some courses in this regard. This is a course for beginners- you will learn how to create a WordPress website and how to manage it using the dashboard. The explanations are clear, simple and backed by video. I consider that it’s almost impossible not to understand the course. The verdict- if you want to have a strong WordPress understanding is mandatory for you to enroll in this free online course.

Development


Become a Top Web Developer without Coding – 5 CMS All Websites

 online courses for designers and developers - Become a Top Web Developer without Coding - 5 CMS All Websites
Provider: Skillshare
Duration: 18 hours 7 min
Price: Free
Yeah, I wrote correctly and you read it correctly. This online course is free and its duration is 18 hours and 7 minutes. I signed up for this course and I didn’t finish it (at the moment of writing this post). Anyway, I watched almost a half of the videos and I am impressed by the quality of the explanations. Briefly, you will learn 5 Content Management Systems – PrestaShop, WordPress 4, SMF, e107, and Coppermine Gallery. All these for free…pretty convincing, isn’t it?

Android Tutorial for Beginners

Android Tutorial for Beginners
Provider: Skillshare
Duration: 8 hours 15 min
Price: Premium
This course is created for the designers and developers that want to get their hands dirty with Android development. It’s not a simple course but don’t forget – no pain, no gain!

Bootstrap: Basics for Beginners

Bootstrap: basics for beginners
Provider: Udemy
Duration: 1 hour
Price: Free
Bootstrap is an excellent framework provided by Twitter and it is quite probable to be the most used framework. The designers and developers that didn’t use it before should take this free Udemy course and spend an hour watching the author’s explanations. I think that during this course you will get an idea about the Bootstrap stellar potential.

Learn How to Design and Code an iOS app like Snapchat

Learn How to Design and Code an iOS app like Snapchat
Provider: Udemy
Duration: 1 hour
Price: Free
The title of this course is suggestive enough to make you understand its primary aim. Snapchat is the social network that took by storm social media and you should learn from its success. The author of the course claims that he will teach you how to create a similar application. Sounds pretty interesting, isn’t it?

Make a COMPLETE Social Media Site Like Facebook or Twitter

Make a COMPLETE Social Media Site Like Facebook or Twitter
Provider: Udemy
Duration: 1 hour
Price: Free
I have nothing to add: this is a 16.5 hours length course and its price is 20 €. It’s a bargain and you should profit from it. Still, I must admit that it’s not simple at all to finish this course. The course falls into nine sections and the final result is the creation of a complex social network. There are a lot of explanations, but you should be prepared to write many lines of coding.

iOS 10 and Xcode 8 – Complete Swift 3 & Objective-C Course

iOS 10 and Xcode 8 - Complete Swift 3 & Objective-C Course
Provider: Udemy
Duration: 40.5 hours
Price: 20 €
Purposely, this course is the last from the list of September courses for designers and developers. It’s another bargain and you should take it into consideration. It’s no more or less than 40.5 hours of explanations and effective coding. If you complete this course you will be able to develop apps for iPhones and iPads.

I hope that you are interested in these courses; it’s a simple and effective manner of sharpening your skills. Udemy and Skillshare use to offer serious discounts. For instance, this month Udemy has some pleasant surprises for you!