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Old 12-11-2011
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Where to start in web design?
  

Hi guys I am 20 yrs college student . I know writing and graphic design so I thought to learn the web design as with me background it will be perfectly suited to me and my abilities I've be concerned in getting knowledge for some time. Anyway, I'm in sort of a strange place in comparison with web design since I know many individual skills associated to web design, however nothing regarding putting sites. Similar to I have knowledge html very well, and I'm a specialist of logo design, although I wouldn’t familiar with the first thing regarding css, php or web hosting. So what I be unsure is, mostly, is there a recognized correct place to begin in web design? What Books I should study? Tools I must get? Talent I should master? I am familiar with that web development is a quite complex subject however I'm prepared to get started. So can anyone here can help me out of this I would be rally very glad to get any knowledge on this

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Re: Where to start in web design?

Knowing HTML is a good start. CSS would probably be the next progression in that as it makes things more efficient. Javascript is another logical progression, as it is also the client side and blends perfectly into html documents. PHP is a server and a real programming language and is widely used on the web.

Keep in mind that designer and developers are dissimilar, even though these days people like to make use of the terms interchangeably. Typically, designers are creative minded people. They are the artists, create designs and overall visual design of all things with html and css. They make the web site pop

All the people I mean Developers who do all things happen. They are the coherent minded folks who make the tools and programs, active functionality. They plan the database and the code that read and writes to the display, the server-side scripts, and yet scripting client-side JavaScript.

In the end, the name can be only semantics that there is definitely a lot of cross to be produced. As a "designer" you have to do some developing countries, at times, and vice versa, but tend to be the best in the area are natural talents.
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Re: Where to start in web design?

Interesting so then where Does CSS go in HTML files, or else do you keep CSS documents as isolate stuff? If it's the last, how do you put together both of it into your website?
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Re: Where to start in web design?

CSS can be built-in in the HTML files if you desire, otherwise they can be prepared in apart files. bigger sites will stumble on that using separate files is extra practical as altering the CSS in that single file will take across all the HTML files that call the CSS.

To acquire a excellent beginning , I would find the terms 'CSS w3schools' in your preferred search engine. The W3Schools lesson will get you in progress on CSS extremely simple.
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Re: Where to start in web design?

Web designers as well as developers are very different. I believe we first have to make a decision on the settings you want to make use of their talent. You will follow a path extremely different depending on whether you will be working with a large team, a little team, or yourself.

Large team: You may want to build your skill set in a very specific area. Learning graphics editing software such as Illustrator and Photoshop can take a lifetime, if you desire to get really big on them. So, you want to know what unbelievable design skills in a big team will need.

Little team: You may require to vary your talent set a bit in a small team. This is where you will get more in HTML and CSS. You will probably have nothing to do with PHP, MySQL, AJAX or any other encoding of that nature. Rather, it is likely to still center on visual elements.

To yourself: This is where it can be difficult. If you do not have a team of developers who can build on that you may need to enter some of the most robust coding languages. In addition, you may not get big websites, but most likely would be working in small companies with smaller budgets. Why these time a fine thought? Well, if you run a development team that could someday make yourself a huge service to increase some knowledge at this level.
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Re: Where to start in web design?

Thanks for the information. I gain knowledge of a little bit of CSS previous night, and am absolutely interested in follow it further. I am fairly capable with vector and raster graphics software previously.
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Re: Where to start in web design?

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Re: Where to start in web design?

If you are in opinion regarding working on your own you may be doing a bit of everything. You appear to include the design side sorted. It would be helpful for you to familiar with some additional about the development side. I educated HTML plus CSS from a course and Visual Quick start books. You must also study how to make use of a content management system (CMS) like Wordpress. For this you may require some basic PHP and MySQL.
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Re: Where to start in web design?

I started like you with an academic background in graphic arts, and some understanding of HTML. Now I'm a freelance web designer and graphic artist, and I have to say the money on the website is huge then in print. Learning to built site is more difficult but in a fantastic way to. remember that Google is your best friend. There are tons of tutorial sites out there. Usually you can get a pretty good answer simply search Google what is specifically is trying to do. In terms of development will, try to make some contacts. I am much more of a front person, but very dynamic labor supply developer friends of mine. What can I take a week to learn will take an hour to complete. You can always teach more advanced techniques in the future. However, you should have an idea in HTML / CSS before doing anything else. Because they all relate back to
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Re: Where to start in web design?

I am a "designer and writer person too. So no matter which that involves a lot of coding is of course a not for me. So except you actually wish for to get knee deep in the coding, I propose using WYSIWYG editors such as Fireworks and Dreamweaver and ready-made html / css style sheets to facilitate you can simply incorporate into their work.
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Re: Where to start in web design?

Initially, the idea of website must be in your brains. the you can decide Photoshop then html . if you contain that talent plus the effort required for creativity then you must not have any difficulty as it is the correct time for you to go into in this field
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