Learning Web Design
“Web design” is a pretty open-ended term. Often people who are new to web design feel overwhelmed at everything there is to learn. That’s understandable, but just remember that it’s like any other discipline; with proper dedication and focused i progressed quickly.
Learn how the web works.
The main important thing is how the web actually works. Without understanding how web servers, protocols, browsers, and other related web technology works.
Determine an area of focus.
There are a lot of areas of web design that I could specialize in, so I’d recommend learning as much about them. Then, spent as much time learning about your specific area of focus as possible. after i achieved a level of proficiency, began to branch out into other areas as well.
Never stop learning
The web is constantly evolving. Even if you become the absolute best there is in a specific field, chances are new techniques and approaches will come along within the year that will make my current skill set less desirable. Understand that being a good web designer and developer means embracing the changing nature of the web.
There is no better teacher than experience. Build and experiment constantly. Ask myself, “what would happen if I?...” or “wonder if I could build?...” and then go out and build it. If i’am like me, i’ll fail a good bit of the time, but the process of trying things and breaking them will make me that much better. i always challenge myself.
- Great for testing code
- One of the best online resources for web designers and developers. Great collection of articles, tutorials, and references.
- after i’ve got the basics down, i always checked out sites like HTML5 Rocks. This site feature articles, tutorials, and other resources that help me keep up with the evolving web.