Join James Williamson for an in-depth discussion in this video What to learn first, part of Introduction to Web Design and Development.
- To be a successful web designer…you need to master a multitude of skills.…Doing that, of course, requires you to put time…and effort into not only studying the technology,…but in learning the theories behind…modern web development as well.…Don't forget that at some point…you'll need to get experience by building things,…experimenting, and failing.…Honestly, that's how most people learn.…I'm sorry to say that there is no make web site button,…regardless of which tool you use.…The obvious question becomes where do I start?…Well, more than anything else…that's going to be driven by two things,…which area of web design you plan to specialize in,…and what your current strengths are.…
Which interests you more visual design, user experience,…interactive design or mobile development?…Are you currently a graphic designer, technical writer,…instructional designer or educator?…Take some time to think through those choices,…and be honest about your current strengths.…That more than anything else will give you a roadmap…
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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
Skill Level Beginner
1. Exploring Web Design
2. The Field of Web Design
3. Getting Started
4. Exploring Tools
5. Learning Web Design
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