Why create all these courses?
The last time we made a comprehensive overhaul of our educational content was nearly two years ago, and with the many updates and improvements that have come to Webflow since then, our old video courses were out of date. The video content we had was also incomplete, and only addressed some of the more common questions people might have when getting started. What we wanted to do this time around was round out our education material to speak to every aspect of Webflow’s product, from the minor to the major.
More importantly, we’ve also seen the power of Webflow in helping people learn the basics of web design and getting their web design careers started. So while we refreshed our old content, we also invested in creating new content that covers the basics and best practices of web design. For example:
- Intro to HTML & CSS
- The Box Model
- Intro to Web Typography
- 2D and 3D Transforms
- Absolute, Relative, and Fixed Positioning
- Intro to Paid vs. Organic Search
The new videos are the product of extensive research and surveying about what kinds of content the Webflow community wanted to see, along with our own thinking about where we wanted to take our educational resources. We’re hoping these videos are actually fun to watch, and we tried to give them a tone and feel similar to if you had a (somewhat humorous) friend at your side helping you level up your web design skills.
Renaming the Help Center
Along with the release of these new courses and videos, we’re also renaming the Help Center to Webflow University, which reflects the breadth of the new content we’re adding, as well as our aspiration to help teach the next generation of web designers. “Webflow University” is also more accurate: most people starting out with Webflow go to our Help Center to learn, not simply get help on small things.
This new name will also help us grow into the next phase of our educational initiatives, which include more objective-based tutorials (i.e., “Building your first website” or “Building your portfolio site”) and a continued focus on extensive video material to support our new and upcoming features.
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