Be the "Dolphin" of Designers
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Be the "Dolphin" of Designers

Be successful in the web world. You don't have to be creative to design or manage an effective website. Learn a mindset!
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Created by Ricky Russ Jr
Last updated 11/2014
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Includes:
  • 28 mins on-demand video
  • 9 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
What Will I Learn?
  • Deeper understanding of WHY
  • Knowledge that MOST businesses lack
  • Deeper understanding of Wordpress
  • Deeper understanding of Analytics
  • Skills that ALL businesses need
  • Step-by-Step instructions
  • Boosted confidence
  • Real world examples
  • Valuable resources
  • The basics for launching an effective website
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Requirements
  • You will need an active email address.
  • You will need an internet connection.
  • You will need a basic understanding of how to navigate the internet.
  • You will need a basic understanding of Microsoft Word.
  • All tools can be accessed online.
  • There is no software needed to accomplish anything in this course.
  • A GoDaddy account may be helpful.
  • Currently having your own website may be helpful.
Description

Look at Graphic & Web Design in a Different Way. See Design from a New Perspective. I'm opening my data driven design playbook and sharing my perspective through the art of storytelling. Remember, you are learning a mindset! This new mindset will help strengthen things you learn in other courses.

Did you know Dolphins use tools and transmit cultural knowledge across generations? And their considerable intelligence has driven interaction with humans! Be the Dolphin in today's internet sea of noise.

Dive deep and QUICKLY learn how to:

  • Design websites and graphics differently
  • Spend less money on a new website or design project
  • Gather website data ... then customer and client leads
  • Intrigue & engage your client with real-time website analytics
  • Easily build and manage an effective web presence without coding skills
  • Know more about your client's website audience than they do
  • Find untapped niche markets in your area

You don't have to be gifted with creativity to design or manage an effective website! Need proof? In this course, I'll provide Real World examples that are worth the course fee alone.

The design knowledge you gain can be used to start your own web business, help people and businesses with an existing website or simply use as a checklist to give your current "designer".

There are many courses out there where you can learn to do "cool" & "creative" things. This is not one of those courses. Although fancy fonts, pretty pics, and vivid videos have their place, this course focuses only on the details and eye-opening analytics behind the design. Plus I'm taking a non-stuffy, fun approach to learning this material. Let's laugh and learn! Ready?

Who is the target audience?
  • Those who want to know the WHY behind effective web and graphic design.
  • Those who want to save time on the web design process.
  • Those who want to save money when purchasing a website.
  • Those who want to learn how to design for better website conversion.
  • Those who want to learn how to measure their website more effectively.
  • Those who want to add REAL value to clients by using their web and graphic design skills.
  • Those who want to measure their marketing efforts.
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 24 Lectures Collapse All 24 Lectures 37:53
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First: Learn the Mindset
1 Lecture 03:00

This video helps explain the Dolphin mindset in further detail.

Preview 03:00
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Second: Learn the Website
5 Lectures 09:35

This video teaches the mindset behind the simple steps you should take when building the website.

Preview 01:29

The video provides the simple step-by-step guide to setting up the website. Focus on just the basics in the beginning.

Preview 01:23

The video provides the simple step-by-step guide to setting up the theme. Just pick something that makes sense and build on it.

Preview 02:53

The video provides the simple step-by-step guide to setting up the homepage or first page. Again, focus on just the basics in the beginning.

Preview 02:37

This video teaches the Why behind the mindset.

The Why behind the Website
01:13
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Third: Learn the Tools
4 Lectures 07:49

The video provides the simple step-by-step guide to setting up the tools. Focus on just the basics in the beginning.

When Measuring the Website
01:39

The video provides the simple step-by-step guide to setting up this tool. Focus on just the basics in the beginning.

How to Create & Setup Tool #1
02:40

The video provides the simple step-by-step guide to setting up this tool. Focus on just the basics in the beginning.

How to Create & Setup Tool #2
02:00

This video teaches the Why behind the mindset.

The Why behind the Tools
01:30
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Fourth: Deeper Explanation
5 Lectures 07:29

This video teaches how you can translate the things you learn from the website over to print and video.

How to Translate Web to Print & Video
02:17

This video teaches the Why behind the mindset.

The Why behind Translating
00:40

This video teaches how to handle an existing website.

If there's an Existing Website
01:22

This video teaches and gives an example of how some can respond.

Beware of these Possibilities
02:00

This video teaches the Why behind the mindset and also an example of how you can add value without taking the project.

The Why behind these Possibilities
01:10
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Fifth: See my Real World Examples
9 Lectures 00:00

This is a perfect example of a super niche' market inside of an existing niche' market. I've learned about niche' markets in both Roofing & Home Inspection.

Case Study #1: Popcorn!
1 page

This is a perfect example where sometimes giving too many choices can actually hurt your website.

Case Study #2: 1>3
1 page

This is an example of why it's so important to look at your analytics. Many people look at just Country & State but there can be gold if you dive deeper.

Case Study #3: Mine Neighborhoods
1 page

This is a great example why you should not only look at how many visitors you are getting but WHY you should look at the time of day they are arriving.

Case Study #4: The Price is Right
1 page

This is a great example of WHY you don't listen to others IF they just simply have an opinion. Data will always lead to truth!

Case Study #5: Handyman Happens
1 page

This is a great reason for making sure your website is not only mobile-friendly but also gathering data.

Case Study #6: I-5 Exits
1 page

This is a great example for testing out an idea and then being able to provide proof.

Case Study #7: Search vs. Send
1 page

This is probably the best example for knowing if your website is going to work or not. You never know until to try but make sure that you are tracking so you know!

Case Study #8: Nonprofit Crickets
1 page

This is a great example for seeing what people actually do even though you are telling them to do another. I wanted people to Contact me but they chose to look at my Portfolio first - which makes sense. After I learned this information, I put my portfolio on my Homepage and everything changed.

Case Study #9: The Classic Overlook
2 pages
About the Instructor
Ricky Russ Jr
5.0 Average rating
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12 Students
1 Course
Web & Graphic Designer

Ricky specializes in Web Design, Video Production and Graphic Design. He has 12 years experience working in the Graphic & Web Design industry. He has worked for Guitar Center, SCBN, Fidelity National Title, FCCI, REMAX and Human Investing to name a few.

His services include consulting, web design, graphic design, video production, social media and other forms of marketing. He is also the Founder and Designer for Thank You List, Inc.