Welcome to Dvorak Training!

This website is a simple tool to help you learn the Dvorak keyboard layout.

Dvorak keyboard layout

Why Dvorak?

This layout was designed with the following principles in mind:

  • Letters should be typed by alternating between hands.
  • The most common letters and bigrams should be on the home row and under the strongest fingers.
  • The least common letters should be on the bottom row.
  • The right hand should do more of the typing since most people are right-handed.
  • Digraphs should not be typed with adjacent fingers.
  • Stroking should move from outside in.

Following these principles led to a keyword layout that reduces finger, hand, and wrist strain (alleviating RSI), and it also may improve typing speed!

Why this site?

Most of us have typed in QWERTY our whole lives, so switching to Dvorak can be a difficult process.

This site is designed to bring you up-to-speed as quickly as possible. The chapters first teach you the locations of the keys (using real, frequently used words the whole time), then the chapters jump straight into drilling muscle memory with the most common words in the English language.

Upon completion of the chapters, you will be comfortable touch-typing every letter on the Dvorak keyboard. From there, you can move on to normal typing practice sites like TypeRacer, keybr, and monkeytype to continue if you wish.

p.s. The best way to learn Dvorak quickly is to switch your computer to Dvorak, but if you can't or don't want to, this site supports remapping a QWERTY keyboard, too! Just click the checkbox on the home page.

This site is created and maintained by Justin Chang. View the code on GitHub. Follow my projects on inpublic. Contact me by email.

Copyright (c) 2023, Justin Chang. All rights reserved.