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Web Getting into website design

Discussion in 'Photography, Art & Design' started by CCA, 23 Jul 2012.

  1. CCA

    CCA New Member

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    Heya'll,

    I could use some advice. I'm wanting to go into website design, primarily to create my own website at first for portifolio purposes.

    Where should I start? I've already got a general idea in my head of how the website should look, but I know nothing about how to go about creating it. Pointers to tutorials/guides for newbs etc. would be much appreciated.

    Regards,

    CCA
     
  2. longweight

    longweight Possibly Longbeard.

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    I've just started using wordpress.org which puts a nice front end on HTML and is making it quite easy to learn.
     
  3. Pieface

    Pieface Well-Known Member

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    Modsbywoz Well-Known Member

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    Agreed with Pieface. W3schools is a great learning resource.
     
  5. digitaldunc

    digitaldunc New Member

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    W3Schools is all code and while this is probably the most important thing, you'd maybe want to look into Dreamweaver tutorials as well -- thought IMHO you're best going split pane and editing the code from the in built text editor, and using the other pane for site preview.
     
  6. CCA

    CCA New Member

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    Many thanks to you all for the advice ^_^. I'll investigate the w3 site. Unfortunately, I don't have a copy of Dreamweaver anyway, and have yet to acquire one.

    CCA
     
  7. aLtikal

    aLtikal 1338-One step infront of the pro's

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    Web design goes beyond images and making things look pretty.

    Broadly, a good designer will have an appreciation of:

    • HTML/CSS/JS
    • Form design
    • Interaction design
    • Usability
    • Design skills
    • Platform tailored design
    • The use of fonts, font styling etc
    • Much more that i cant think of!

    But yes, a good start is W3C to get the basics on HTML/CSS :)
     
  8. CCA

    CCA New Member

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    Small update: got a copy of Dreamweaver \o/.

    Thanks for the list aLtikal, very useful to keep in mind :).

    Time to start playing around in earnest x).
     
  9. NewERA

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    I'm a webdesigner, and i strongly recommand you to make a wordpress blog. NO, wordpress blog does not have to look like a BLOG, they can be ordinary websites ! take a look at www.templatemonster.com and see some wordpress templates for yourself.

    Trust me, you don't want to build a website for yourself from zero, it's like you learn jewlery to make your diamond wedding ring.
     
  10. jrs77

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    As I'm a webdesigner too I would recommend starting with something easy like simple HTML+CSS sites instead of using content management systems like wordpress, which are based on PhP and SQL.
     

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