Join James Williamson for an in-depth discussion in this video Learning to code, part of Introduction to Web Design and Development.
That's why I understand it when people are intimidated by learning web design, especially when it comes to learning to code. So if you feel that way, it's okay. That's actually natural. I just wanna reassure you that it's really not that hard. And although it does require focus and effort, if you dedicate yourself to learning it you're gonna be surprised by how quickly you'll pick up the basics. Learning to code is, however, an important part of becoming a web designer. A little later on, I'm gonna explore a few different ways you can get online quickly as a designer, even if you have little to no coding skills when you start out.
This course isn't designed to teach you any one specific language or technique. Rather, I've designed it to introduce you to the fundamental concepts of web design. I wanted to give you some guidance in terms of how to approach learning it. Explore many of the tools that you're gonna use and give you an overview of the entire field. At the end of the course, I'll point you to some of my favorite resources for learning web design and keeping current with the changes surrounding it. I'll also give you my recommendations for learning to code, and point you to some of the courses on lynda.com that can help you on your way.
Of course, nothing can substitute actually doing it, so as soon as you finish this course, make sure you get your hands on a good code editor and start creating your own content.
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- What is web design?
- What is a web designer?
- Learning to code
- Choosing a web host
- Working with a CMS
- Exploring how websites are structured
- Choosing your framework or software
- Designing with standards and accessibility in mind