Join James Williamson for an in-depth discussion in this video Is web design right for you?, part of Introduction to Web Design and Development.
- Before you spend too much time learning…the nuts and bolts of web design,…you really should ask yourself one question.…"Do I want or even need to be a…"professional web designer."…Now I know that probably sounds like a strange…question coming from me but, I promise you,…it's a valid one.…Many times I've spoken with individuals…who have full-time professions other than web design,…but nonetheless need to create, edit…or manage a website.…Now those people are unlikely to have the time…or inclination to master all of the ins and outs…of designing websites.…
Other individuals may truly be hobbyists,…interested in creating web content…but not really interested in pursuing it as a career.…Make no mistake, being a web professional…is not a part-time endeavor.…The technical skills and knowledge required…by professional web designers takes as much…of a commitment, if not more,…than other professions.…Now thankfully there are alternatives…to creating sites from scratch,…and there a multitude of ways to get your content online…
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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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