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How much does the course cost?
The course is $300 USD.
I aimed to make the course as accessibly priced as possible while still being able to cover my bills and the time put into it.
It can be paid in full up front, or in two installments of $150 each. There is no upcharge for using a payment plan.
There is no guarantee the course will stay the same price forever. But, if the price does go up, I will give plenty of heads up! No need to panic buy for fear of an increase. Not about FOMO over here.
Does the course ever close?
Nope! This course is evergreen and won’t close for enrollment.
There will be times it may be more advantageous to join for tech support calls and a more engaged cohort. But if learning at your own pace is your thing, sign up whenever fits your schedule!
How long will I have access to the course?
Forever! As long as the course is up and running, you’ll be able to log in. And you will have access to all the groovy updates and additional content that’s added as time goes on.
Will this course ever go on sale?
Most likely, yes! I can’t promise when or for how much, but I foresee sales in the future for special occasions.
I can promise a discount code if you sign up to the waitlist though! You’ll be the first to know when the course launches.
How long will it take to complete the course?
The course is set up to take 7 weeks start to finish. I recommend spacing out the videos this way to avoid overwhelm but to keep content fresh in your brain.
Each week has roughly 2 hours of video content. Additional videos will be added as the course grows and evolves.
Is this course
a good fit?
Who is this course for / not for?
This course is primarily for designers who design websites for clients on any platform and want to make them better for people and the planet.
If you are a designer who only mocks up websites and then hands it off to a developer, this course could still be valuable to you. Especially if you’re the one saving out assets.
This course could be valuable for developers, but it will not be speaking the developer language. This would be valuable for developers looking to get a design perspective in how websites are set up in a green way.
This course is not for anyone looking to learn web design or development. This course will not teach you any code or the basic principles of web design. This course is intended for those who already design websites.
Do I need to know how to code to take this course?
Nope! Knowing HTML, CSS, and maybe a little JS might help you, but it is not necessary at all.
In any place where there’s code how-to’s, the code will be provided for you to copy and paste. And I’ll explain what every part does so you know for the future.
I will never expect you to write code from scratch or to understand the language. This is a designer-focused course, not a developer-focused one.
Do I need to have prior knowledge of green web design before taking the course?
Nope! The first week is an intro to green web design and all step-by-step tutorials start from the basics.
I only use Squarespace, is this course still applicable to me?
Absolutely! Squarespace (and others) get a bad rep because they’re not as “green” as something like WordPress. But they’re super client-friendly and easy to use.
Not every how-to in this course will be 100% applicable to Squarespace, but all of the concepts will still apply and you will be able to make a greener Squarespace site after applying what you can.
Will there be transcripts / captions to the videos?
Yes! Every video will have a transcript provided.
What am I getting myself into?
How much does the web actually impact the planet? Will I be able to make an impact from this course?
Have you heard the one about how watching 30 minutes of Netflix is the equivalence of driving almost 4 miles? It’s 100% incorrect.
Over the past few years, there’s been a lot of wild claims about how streaming, the internet, social media, so many digital spaces are killing our planet. But they’re not actually that bad and the Internet is one of the major industries on track to decarbonize.
The main way the web will stop impacting the planet so much is switching away from fossil fuels and to renewable energy. And then it doesn’t matter as much how energy-intensive your website is, it will all be renewable.
In the meantime though, making your website as low-carbon as possible will help the planet a smidge. It will also load faster, boost your SEO, and be easier for people to access.
There are a lot of good reasons to make your website greener and the impact on the planet is only one of them.
What if I have questions that are not answered in the course content?
There was no possible way for this course to cover absolutely everything when it comes to green web design, so of course questions will pop up. If you have additional questions, you can ask them in the Geneva community, DM or email me, or ask them in the coaching calls!
If the same questions keep popping up, I’ll eventually add a new video to cover the topic. This course is ever evolving and here to serve you, so don’t be shy in your questions!
I’m not quite ready to sign up, do you have any other resources I can look through for free?
Yep! You can sign up to my free 7 Days to a Greener Website Challenge. It’s a free, 7 day step-by-step mini offering that will help make your home page greener just through optimizing your images.
There are also some other resources available on the Blue Raspberry Design YouTube.
If you have any other questions about the course, feel free to email me with them! This course will be here whenever you’re ready to take it.
Why are there no testimonials?
This is the first time the course is running! If you’re waiting to hear from real people who took it, check back in a few months after the first students finish the course! 🙂
I’ve seen greener sites than this one. Why should I trust you with this educational content?
There are absolutely greener sites out there than this one – and that’s okay! I approach green web design from multiple angles. I am not out here to make the greenest possible website for the sake of it. I always approach the functionality of a site first, while remaining on brand. And then I figure out how to make it green and accessible and make tweaks to the original direction as needed to make that happen.
Design is complex and there’s no one right way to do it. This course is approached with this same mindset. The number of grams of carbon emitted is not the end all be all of a site’s success. This course keeps that in mind and approaches the topic in a mindful, conscientious way.
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