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    How to become professional web designer?


    I have come here to learn professional web design. This is my first post.
    I have started with basic HTML. Can you suggest me about my target how to become a professional web designer.
    Thanks in advance.
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    As you are a newbie to web designing... You must do the following:

    1) Don't try to make over fancy layout.. be decent when it come to professional website designing
    2) Initially you won't get an ideas... like what sort of color combination should i use. So, try to browse few sites to get an idea.
    3) Be very selective with font,text and color combination.
    4) Use decent images
    5) And All important - Self learning is must.
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    Becoming a professional web designer is not as hard is it seems-
    Follow this-
    1.Get a good vector graphics editor such as Adobe Illustrator. Making images using vector graphics is the easiest way to grasp graphics design.
    2.Look at how other web designers create sites, note how a menu or content area is laid out and then use that knowledge in your designs.
    3.You will need to learn skills in XHTML(Extensible Hypertext Markup Language) and CSS(Cascading Stylesheets) as a foundation on which to build
    4.So far, XHTML controls only the structure and CSS the look of the website. Neither of them cover any kind of programming aspects. Well, XHTM is sometimes considered declarative programming, but that's out of scope of this how-to. A good introduction to actually programming websites (and indeed programming in general) is Javascript.
    5.Create dynamic websites using PHP and MySQL.
    6.Create a web site that uses AJAX so you can utilise the server-side power of PHP without having to refresh the page thus saving bandwidth and enabling you to create 'interactive' web applications.
    7.Install a web server on your Computer so that you can work on scripts locally without an internet connection
    8.Get yourself some script examples to "tinker" with: Finding a script to dissect is the best way to learn. Try CMS's like Drupal and Joomla
    9.Start some Projects
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    You have basic knowledge about programming,The main aim for programming is you have good knowledge about designing for website,HTML and css is strong knowledge.
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    I think web developing will be much preferred option for you.
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    Exactly you start learning web designing from its basic Html. HTML is the main markup language for displaying web pages and other information that can be displayed in a web browser. The purpose of a web browser is to read HTML documents and compose them into visible or audible web pages. The browser does not display the HTML tags, but uses the tags to interpret the content of the page. You also have the knowledge about Photoshop , Dreamviewer, illustrator, Corel draw, etc. After all you should learn Php language because it helps in web development.
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    You know about this feature for web designer.

    HTML
    Design
    Layout
    Programming
    Administration
    XML
    Graphics
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    Originally Posted by thes11
    I have come here to learn professional web design. This is my first post.
    I have started with basic HTML. Can you suggest me about my target how to become a professional web designer.
    Thanks in advance.
    Join some good institute and learn the course of web designing, once you finish up the course you will be familiar with the basic you can start planning and designing and with the time you will become expert.
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    You will need to join some institue to learn web designing basics. Once you are done with Web Designing basics, you can apply for internship in any software house. Here you journey starts for professional web designer.

    I hope you understand.
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    Firstly, you should remember all the codes you've learned. Then I give a word: PRACTICING . No master without no practicing, i think.
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    Originally Posted by seomounts
    Firstly, you should remember all the codes you've learned. Then I give a word: PRACTICING . No master without no practicing, i think.
    While I' a long way from a professional web designer, I have to second this comment. Reading all the books in the world isn't going to help if you don't, at some point, put the theory into practice.
    One of the things I do is to ask myself "How did they achieve *that* effect." and then use their html/css in something simple of my own until I know that I understand what they did / I'm doing.
    A good part of the answer does lie in how you learn best though. I'm a "doer", I'll try different variations until I like what I have ( of course references do help in understanding ); others can read and apply what they read; others "cut and paste" and never learn much.

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    Becoming a "professional" web designer isn't something one can learn over night. Though it is far easier than learning programming, it is still no walk in the park.

    First, learn your basic HTML tags and learn how to correctly use them. Next, study CSS. CSS and HTML will be the complete basis of your website. Most of the time you will be able to accomplish everything you want to with just HTML and CSS. However if you want to further your knowledge and add some user interaction to your website, start studying JavaScript and become familiar with the jQuery library. One of the best tips I can give you is think about your user experience when designing your layout. Consider traditional readability standards. And don't over do it with the design, clean and simple is beautiful. Study the idea of complimentary colors.
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    First off, start with w3 school online! I learnt every html/css skill i know now from there and i am now designing casino websites to websites about countries, after that - buy css magazines for advanced ideas and have a general look around on the web.
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    Welcome to DevShed Forums.

    Originally Posted by sam9713
    First off, start with w3 school online! I learnt every html/css skill i know now from there and i am now designing casino websites to websites about countries, after that - buy css magazines for advanced ideas and have a general look around on the web.
    w3schools.com is more trouble than it's worth. (And don't let the "W3" in the name fool you -- it has nothing to do with the W3C standards organization.) There are better resources elsewhere. I recommend you read this: W3Fools: A W3Schools Intervention
    Spreading knowledge, one newbie at a time.

    Check out my blog. | Learn CSS. | PHP includes | X/HTML Validator | CSS validator | Common CSS Mistakes | Common JS Mistakes

    Remember people spend most of their time on other people's sites (so don't violate web design conventions).
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    Originally Posted by aljones
    While I' a long way from a professional web designer, I have to second this comment. Reading all the books in the world isn't going to help if you don't, at some point, put the theory into practice.
    One of the things I do is to ask myself "How did they achieve *that* effect." and then use their html/css in something simple of my own until I know that I understand what they did / I'm doing.
    A good part of the answer does lie in how you learn best though. I'm a "doer", I'll try different variations until I like what I have ( of course references do help in understanding ); others can read and apply what they read; others "cut and paste" and never learn much.
    You're right, dude. I gain experience through failures then I became stronger. Don't be afraid of mistakes, mistakes are futures.
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