Ric TanHi! I’m Ric Tan and I’ve been training people to be web designers for over 15 years, teaching everything from Photoshop to HTML, CSS and PHP.

It’s a well-kept secret that you can actually make a living as a “web designer” these days without knowing anything more than how to set up WordPress sites. In fact, I’ve seen a lot of web design businesses where that’s all they do.

WordPress sites are really simple to create and I’ll show you how to do it. But to be a good web designer, you’ll need to change the look of a few things and add extra functionality. Rather than you taking entire courses in programming, I’ll show you some simple, yet powerful tricks to get the job done. I’ll even demonstrate some feature-rich graphics programs that are free, but as good as Photoshop in ways.

I’m working on some complete courses, but in the meantime, check out my videos on YouTube and you’ll soon learn that if you can imagine it, you can build it. You just have to start.

Here are some places I’ve taught over the years.




What my students have said

I’ve received a lot of praise for my teaching over my career spanning over one and a half decades. Some of the feedback has been anonymous (such as that received through post-course surveys at the University of Sydney). In these cases, I have linked to the respective source. Here are some of the testimonials.


“Ric was extremely thorough with his explanations and delivered the course extremely well. Definitely would do another course with him.”  — David Caruso


“Ric is a gifted communicator.” — Pavla Hulova


“I have completed many IT courses in the past, however I found Ric Tan to be the most knowledgeable presenter in the relevant subject matter that I had ever experienced. ” — University of Sydney student


“It was the best of learning! And when I say LEARNING I don’t just mean one person talking forever, but it was communication and connection that made this experience valuable.” — University of Sydney student


“Ric Tan is an excellent teacher.” — University of Sydney student