Web Design Tutorials… for FREE!

There is no need to jump through web link after web link looking for segments of tutorials… we are seriously letting you see our training videos in their entirety – for free. Try it out now… click a menu item in the left menu of this page (or any page) and select a topic. Each page has a list of videos ready for you to watch right away.

What We Do

Contrary to popular belief – building, launching, and populating a web site with information is not “easy”. In fact, it takes quite a bit of skill. A little web design training can go a long way. The purpose of Vivid Knowledge is to teach people like you how to build web sites (applications) – and we do it in video tutorial format for free. We show you the things you will definitely need to know in order to be successful at all things internet.

Back to the “it ain’t easy” part. You may be inclined to argue that point because of systems like Word Press, Joomla!, Drupal, DotNetNuke, etc. And in a way, these systems do make your life a little easier. They provide the base line for most of the general things you would need to develop and that in itself is a positive thing. However, it still isn’t easy. If it was easy, web developers wouldn’t get paid the salaries they do!

Yes, you can launch a website in minutes with one of the above mentioned systems. But once it’s up and running, you have to setup the specific things you want your web site to do. Once you have a few pages together and a “theme” you kind of like, then what? Well, you start realizing there is more to a web site than just a few pages and a theme you kind of like.

In fact, you start wanting to change a few things about the theme so the site looks and feels exactly how you imagine it in your head. You also want to add a few features specific to your site’s (and it’s users) needs. So you do what millions of other people who are trying to do this will do. You pop open a browser and start scouring Google for answers to questions like, “how do I get that menu from the left side in WordPress to the right side?” or, “I need this to allow a user to register and pay for my stuff.” Once you find an “answer” that seems to talk about exactly what you need, they start saying things like, “just open up xyz.php file in your somedir/anotherDir/ folder and add this…” and the “this” is anywhere from 4 or 5 lines all the way up to hundreds of lines of weird looking computer code and the scratching of the head begins.

What you will find here is a lot of training material to show you each piece of a web site. Although you will learn a lot in a very short period of time, it will take practice and several different web sites to be built. While you are doing all of this you will be getting more skilled and you will find that eventually, what used to seem so alien to you is actually, well, quite easy.

Why is all of this FREE?

In a nutshell, we do get paid, just not by you – not directly anyway. In your quest to better understand the functionality of the web, you will be needing services from several different businesses. We use the same types of services that you are going to need. If a service is good, we recommend it. If the company that offers the services pays a fee for referrals, then great; we take advantage of that. However, we do not recommend any given company solely because they offer a fee. Some of our recommendation make us nothing, but that is how we operate. We aren’t going to push something that isn’t worth being pushed – profit capable or not.

Don’t let the fact that you will be spending money scare you – because it’s not a huge amount. Any single website can be as low as $5 bucks a month to maintain. Getting it off the ground can run about $10 for a domain name and about $15 for the first three months of hosting. Sure you can pay more than that, but with the services we use, it’s obtainable for just about anyone.

Oh Good. You’re Still Here…

Let’s get started then. You can use the left menu to traverse the different tutorials, or simply follow the links at the bottom of each one to progress through the tutorials in order. The first of our Web Development Series is Basic HTML followed by Basic CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) and Javascript. The Series will get progressively more advanced as it moves forward.

Start Here: Web Development Series – Basic HTML, and Enjoy!