“Maths is easy; design is hard”

Jeffrey Veen

Learning web design is easy; doing it properly is hard.

The web has grown exponentially over the last decade. The demand for web designers has thus increased as well. As companies go online, their web presence becomes more vital. The demand for employees that know web design is greater than before.

Knowledge of web design is the new benchmark of computer literacy. You no longer need to know how to use Microsoft office, you need to know how to create and maintain web pages.

Luckily if you live in Newcastle, you can attend a web design course at Computer Skills for Africa.

7 Reasons to do web design

You will need to learn about graphic design in today’s workplace. Your basic skills need to include some understanding of HTML and CSS. Accountants might not think they need to know about web design until their boss asks them to update the company website.

Having a skill that others don’t have can only improve your marketability. Employers are looking for people with extra skills.

Web designers earn more than their peers who don’t have web design skills.

Designing web sites is fun! You won’t believe how much fun you can have. It’s like being a kid with a box full of crayons and an empty wall.

Have you ever wanted to just do something creative? Your job consists of doing the same repetitive thing. Change jobs, become a web designer. You need to do something different every day.

To design a website you need to create the website and programme it. Two totally different occupations for your brain. You can’t be creative all the time. Web design requires you to think out of the box and find solutions to problems that only apply to one design.

Businesses need web sites. Someone has to maintain those sites. Why can’t it be you?

The web is on the cutting edge. New trends and new technologies mean that you constantly learn new skills. You will never feel like you know everything. There is always something new to learn and excite you.

  • Improves your skill set
  • Increases your income
  • You’ll love it
  • Change your career to something more creative
  • It requires you to be creative and logical—thus using 100% of your brain
  • A much needed service
  • Constantly changing technologies

The principles of Web Design

The right text book is very important. You don’t want to go to a fantastic course and find that you can’t refer back to something months later. Computer Skills for Africa has chosen to use “The principles of web design” by Joel Sklar as its text book for this course.

The book comes recommended by many web designers. It is also used by many universities and colleges to teach web design.


The course will last fourteen, two hour lessons. Each lesson needs ½ hour to 1 hour practice time to learn the principles.


Easy Payment terms

Deposit R2000 + 2 × R2000 + 1 × R325

Necessary skills

In order to do this course you need to have a good understanding of using the Internet. You also need to know File management. Typing skills are a bonus.

How to sign up

  1. Request an enrolment form.
  2. Fill it in as much as possible.
  3. Send it to john@cs4a.co.za or drop it off at 51 Ayliff Street.
  4. Pay deposit or full amount.
  5. Class start times and dates will be sent to you.