How did you learn web design?

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Most of us come to places like this looking for information to fix a problem or to learn more ...

How did you learn/find out about HTML/Web design?
What did you search for when trying to learn more?
How did you find frontpage (if you use it)?

and any other insights into todays newbies.
Don't worry there is no test on friday Laughing out loud am just curious if things change over the years.

Me, I discovered webpages when I was doing photography, a client wanted to post my pics on his webpage (made with frontpage), I had never been interested in websites before. I thought to myself, man that site sucks, I could do better. So I put my money where my thoughts were and designed myself a website - complete with animations, coloured backgrounds, comic sans text ... all the bad things lol. I had made a website in notepad that held together but wanted more, so I found websites I liked and looked at the source, trimmed it all down into sections and found out which bit did what and why. I probably did it all in the wrong order but a while later then I started looking for tutorials but all of them (well most) explained using capitals in tags, to me it looked wrong or ugly so kept coding in lowercase. Switching to XHTML wasn't a problem as i prided myself on clean code (back then, get lazy these days).
Back then validation was mentioned in one in ten tutorials, but bobby (508, wai ..) were around and mentioned a bit more. A lot of the tutorials were to advanced for a complete newbie even with the basic knowledge and all the minor ones were repeats of the very basic stuff.
I picked up php and css quite easily but javascript i could never get into, weird i know.

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Hey, we were all newbies at one time! This is a good question for everyone Smiling

I got started back in 1997. Netscape.... I think it was version 3 had just been released with a shiny new "Composer" tool. It was advertised that now anyone could make a webpage quickly and easily with Netscape Composer. Cool, I thought, so I gave it a try. My site was also filled with hideous patterned backgrounds and cheesy stock graphics and all that. It didn't take me long to get fed up with the limitations of Composer and start digging around in the code myself. I don't even know why it occurred to me to do that but for some reason I was able to figure out HTML and how it worked on my own. Then I mostly consulted coding references a lot and read site like webmonkey and web pages that suck to figure out how to do things.

Learning Javascript (which I never got too far on) was more of a process, going through tutorials and such. CSS was much like HTML - consulted a few references and I was good to go.

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Megan wrote: Hey, we were all newbies at one time! This is a good question for everyone Smiling

I got started back in 1997. Netscape.... I think it was version 3 had just been released with a shiny new "Composer" too. It was advertised that now anyone could make a webpage quickly and easily with Netscape Composer. Cool, I thought, so I gave it a try. My site was also filled with hideous patterned backgrounds and cheesy stock graphics and all that. It didn't take me long to get fed up with the limitations of Composer and start digging around in the code myself. I don't even know why it occurred to me to do that but for some reason I was able to figure out HTML and how it worked on my own. Then I mostly consulted coding references a lot and read site like webmonkey and web pages that suck to figure out how to do things.

Learning Javascript (which I never got too far on) was more of a process, going through tutorials and such. CSS was much like HTML - consulted a few references and I was good to go.

This is literally the exact same way I started web design. I was in about 7th grade when composer came out and one of my teachers wanted a website. My computer teacher challenged me to teach myself CSS and said he'd give me extra credit for doing so. I did so (only the basics of a:hover and text styling) but it put me on my path to teaching myself Javascript, ASP, and eventually PHP.

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I started when we had an elective subject in school about basic html programming.

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I learned with just raw code and Windows notepad.

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I'm wonder how can any one learn web designing just by raw codes and etc

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roshni wrote:
I'm wonder how can any one learn web designing just by raw codes and etc

I Learned it from a tutorial , suggested by my friend...

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I discovered webpages when I was doing photography, a client wanted to post my pics on his webpage (made with frontpage), I had never been interested in websites before. I thought to myself, man that site sucks, I could do better. So I put my money where my thoughts were and designed myself a website - complete with animations, coloured backgrounds, comic sans text ... all the bad things lol. I had made a website in notepad that held together but wanted more, so I found websites I liked and looked at the source, trimmed it all down into sections and found out which bit did what and why. I probably did it all in the wrong order but a while later then I started looking for tutorials but all of them (well most) explained using capitals in tags, to me it looked wrong or ugly so kept coding in lowercase. Switching to XHTML wasn't a problem as i prided myself on clean code (back then, get lazy these days).
Back then validation was mentioned in one in ten tutorials, but bobby (508, wai ..) were around and mentioned a bit more. A lot of the tutorials were to advanced for a complete newbie even with the basic knowledge and all the minor ones were repeats of the very basic stuff.

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I learned web design using Dreamwaver in university. And learn more about web design by myself.

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Learning Javascript (which I never got too far on) was more of a process, going through tutorials and such. CSS was much like HTML - consulted a few references and I was good to go.

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Megan wrote:
Hey, we were all newbies at one time! This is a good question for everyone Smiling

I got started back in 1997. Netscape.... I think it was version 3 had just been released with a shiny new "Composer" tool. It was advertised that now anyone could make a webpage quickly and easily with Netscape Composer. Cool, I thought, so I gave it a try. My site was also filled with hideous patterned backgrounds and cheesy stock graphics and all that. It didn't take me long to get fed up with the limitations of Composer and start digging around in the code myself. I don't even know why it occurred to me to do that but for some reason I was able to figure out HTML and how it worked on my own. Then I mostly consulted coding references a lot and read site like webmonkey and web pages that suck to figure out how to do things.

Learning Javascript (which I never got too far on) was more of a process, going through tutorials and such. CSS was much like HTML - consulted a few references and I was good to go.

You started learning when I got my first IBM Aptiva Windows 95! Those were the days.

I've originally started learning web design after I've completed my schooling with Microsoft Visual C++. I've found it much easier than programming, but I still do programming, ever since then I've stuck with web development. I've been doing it for almost 8 years now, time flies!

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I'm still looking for the best way to learn about it.

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Yeah me to. I started using netscape composer too.

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Started well the same as megan, but put more focus to it after college, since I had programming training and background, it was fairly easy to learn, but stil theres MUCH MUCH to learn... books keep piling up on my bookdesk at home....

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I started with that same version of Netscape's Composer. Learned about code from Bulletin Boards mostly from Suzanne Smiling, and by trial and error, lots of hair pulling and cursing.

The design aspect has just been from hours and hours and hours and hours spent with ideas and Photoshop.

As time went on I stared reading sites like ALA, Zeldman, Cameron Moll, Creative Pro, and W3C schools.

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I used Netscape Composer early on, too. Ah, the good old days. Or something like that.

If I remember correctly, I started with a Geocities site back in 1996. Wow, that's ten years now that I've been doing some form of web design. Of course, I don't know if you could really call it design back then, as I initially created what probably already comes to mind when thinking of mid-to-late 90's Geocities site. Yuck.

Eventually I decided to become a Computer Science major. After a few weeks in a programming class, I started teaching myself Javascript, then a few months later, Perl. It's been a roller coaster ever since.

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Busy wrote: I picked up php and css quite easily but javascript i could never get into, weird i know.

Not too weird, prototyped languages aren't easy to get the hang of, Javascript is actually very powerful and versatile. Just a shame it is/was badly used by so many people. Often someone can do Javascript badly (in a very procedural way), but very few actually get the language. I still get a headache whenever thinking about the best way to do something in JavaScript.

As for how I got into design... Was doing an A-level in Computer Science, am not clever enough to go to University so entered into the school of life. Freeserve had just become big (dialup access where you only had to pay for the calls) and IE had just about won the browser wars. Got a job doing general IT stuff and built them a website too, it wasn't a very good one, to say the least. It did the job, until the company went bust that is.

Had one big Flash failure, don't want to talk about that. Then got into table based layouts (the bad old days), realised there was no need to stick to 256 colours (aka web safe palette) and found CSS at the same time.

Out of interest: The old posts of people who've been on this site for ages are quite interesting. Only the other day I was reading something ancient where Busy and mairving were talking about testing something in "Nutscrape." Laughing out loud

And I'm still too stupid to go to Uni.

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I started 11 years ago developing and animated music and art lesson site using Flash 4. It was a great site that just didn't take off (maybe before it's time???). I then got off the Flash and into html , javascript then asp. Anyway reading, then trial and error for me.

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I started almost two years ago 2004...was tempted to start with personal site but decided to go with a e-commerce site....bit off way more than I could chew...but stuck with it ...HTML and CSS and lots of help from webmaster forums and lots of reading and W3schools.com for validations. I just think it is so cool that with a bit of code here and there and you can do awesome stuff...now I'm reading about SEO and SEM...there is awhole lot to doing this but hey what else is there...

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Originally Posted by Busy
I picked up php and css quite easily but javascript i could never get into, weird i know.
Busy...
how can you do php if you don't know java script???????

WesB86

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WesB86 wrote: Busy...
how can you do php if you don't know java script???????

Javascript is client side while PHP is server side. I suppose they are both programming using functions etc but to me a nested do while is easy to remember and use than document.window.do.this.please.work type of thing.
Probably also when I started on the net I only had a 14.4k modem and a lot of the sites back then used a lot of javascript bells and whistles so was easier and faster to surf with javascript disabled. even now on 56k (havent advanced much) I still disable javascript now and then if sites are slow loading and have stupid gimmicks

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How did you learn/find out about HTML/Web design? I started out on AOHell and figured out there was more than one way to make a page! That was in 1992.

What did you search for when trying to learn more? I read books. I still have the first book I bought, learning HTML 3. Yeah, it was a long, long time ago!

How did you find frontpage (if you use it)? I used it once. I didn't like it, it changed the code. I use DW now or just code by hand.

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I started on MSN about seven years ago. Wanted a little more freedom, to do it my way. So I started looking at web sites by view source in IE.

After I had sort-of figured it out started using Coffee Cup, still do. But only as a alternative to notepad, I do all my coding by hand. Basic unflattering html was what I used for a long time, funny I still have a site coded that way, does better than the others, no doc-type or anything just a header, body, and all sorts of just make it work html.

I started using another program lately TopStyle Pro 3, lets me view results in both IE, and FF on the desktop. Also checks html, and style locally without having to resort to the web. Still learn something new everyday, I guess there is really no end to it. Smiling

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made a site for my dojo. I used a front page template Laughing out loud

Then I wanted to make it look better, started using macromedia, dwelved in HTML and CSS more. Discovered photoshop and little by little I became a designer.

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I had a vision, that I would be rich Smiling, and the only way to do it was with a website selling a product.

Last week, I decided to go for it. Didn't know anything about anything, (still don't), but I typed in google "how do I make my own website" sure enough, had pleanty of info. I tested and bought, Macromedia Studio MX, came with Dreamweaver MX, Flash MX, Freehand MX, Extension Manager and Fireworks MX. I was quite pissed off when I opened it to find I had no Idea what the hell I was doing. I got a friend, he said he did, sure enough, he was full of it. Then I got another friend, sure enough, anotehr blow arse. Well, we all went through this stage of learning for a couple days, and then another friend suggested to use Microsoft Frontpage. I didn't have money to buy the new version, so I used a friends older version 2002. Anyway, this was promosing, it would let me do stuff just like in MS word. No coding at all, was a dream Smiling. Now I find how much I really do know (zip).

Thanks to some of the guys here, Davy, Busy, and Jeeves, I have learn loads of new stuff only in days. I don't think I would've been able to do this without them. So thank you all.

Oh, I found this site because I finally found out what a webmaster was about 4 days ago Laughing out loud, so I typed "webmaster" in google, and here I am....Thank god for this forum.

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well I know that this is sad, but I really learned web design with Microsoft Frontpage. I do not use that anymore for numerous reasons, now I use dreamweaver and spend most of my time in the code view. So basically I taught myself everything. I do not own a single book on web design.

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I got intrested in it, when I was in the 6th grade. Right about the time I started learning about computers. From there I dabbled a bit, collecting infromation. Then I created my first site with Yahoo site builder. I took some classes in high school but most I've developed on my own. I really got into it when I got ps 7.0. Now I'm about to graduate from college with a degree in webdesign. I still have things to learn but that's what got me interested.

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I guess I started using the Internet around 1995. I was really intrigued even by the simplest webpages so I asked a chat friend of mine to help me. She showed me how to look at the code of a page. By checking page sources on pages that I liked, I pretty much taught myself how to do html. I love making html code by hand and tuning up all the fine details of my site. Mostly I use Mozilla and Notepad. I make my animations using paint and MS GIF Animator. I like to modify photos using my paint program and photo editor. I know these aren't the most advanced tools but I find they work the best for me.

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DSSR;195608 wrote: I had a vision, that I would be rich Smiling, and the only way to do it was with a website selling a product.

Last week, I decided to go for it. Didn't know anything about anything, (still don't), but I typed in google "how do I make my own website" sure enough, had pleanty of info. I tested and bought, Macromedia Studio MX, came with Dreamweaver MX, Flash MX, Freehand MX, Extension Manager and Fireworks MX. I was quite pissed off when I opened it to find I had no Idea what the hell I was doing. I got a friend, he said he did, sure enough, he was full of it. Then I got another friend, sure enough, anotehr blow arse. Well, we all went through this stage of learning for a couple days, and then another friend suggested to use Microsoft Frontpage. I didn't have money to buy the new version, so I used a friends older version 2002. Anyway, this was promosing, it would let me do stuff just like in MS word. No coding at all, was a dream Smiling. Now I find how much I really do know (zip).

Thanks to some of the guys here, Davy, Busy, and Jeeves, I have learn loads of new stuff only in days. I don't think I would've been able to do this without them. So thank you all.

Oh, I found this site because I finally found out what a webmaster was about 4 days ago Laughing out loud, so I typed "webmaster" in google, and here I am....Thank god for this forum.

This is classic lol, i got a mate who said he knew how to do it, he was full of it, rofl.

I was about 17, at tech doing computer sciece, was messing round, got into the network, deleted some peoples stuff (Dumb I know), they said i would get the boot if I didnt appologise to the people and build them a website.

So i got some others together, we spent 2 months building an absolute monstrosity.

Went from HTML to ASP, still remember spending 24 hours no sleep raging @ my pc for giving me an error for code that I tht was right. Found out after 1 whole day/night that i was missing the quotes.

Have just progressed from there. I have a bookmark directory for sites that have things that I want on mine, and I jsut go and see what code etc they are using and try to replicate. its lots of fun.

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I Start to learn web design from a help of books. After a long time ago i joined a insitute and get addmission there form there i compeleted my course of web design. During the course i studies a lot of books therefore i learn webdesign

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1st off, sorry for this stupidly long post, i got bored for a while lol

I Started off at 14 when i began learning to fly! i wanted a website to show my friends & family etc my pictures, very simple site made entirely using freewebs' editiors & templates, & i was perfectly happy with it until about i got to about 16 when i had some videos i wanted to put on there & couldn't do it.

i'd had a look at look at frontpage at that point but didnt find it very easy to use & had no idea how to get what i'd... um ... 'created' onto the web, so i gave up for a while,

then for some reason i wanted to run a forum (cant remember what about now) so i found a place which let you make one online, but i never had anyone sign up to it, & i got fed up and started looking again, & found phpBB,

I used numerous sites which hosted & installed it for you, but then i got annoyed that I couldnt use/install any of the mods which were available,

In my Alevel course we had to present our work as an e-book & in the first year i used frontpage to do it & that was ok for what was required, but it was just like word realy, didnt learn much, (i was 16 & 1/2 then)

eventually I started looking at webhosts & thats the 1st time i discovered that you could actaually get webspace & where you were 'allowed to' upload entirely your own stuff (sounds realy stupid now that i never knew that! lol)

I worked out how FTP worked & managed to re-make my 1st website (from freewebs) design was really rubbish, just made in the design view of dreamweaver, with inline CSS & messy code, but it was good enough & I had it on a free webhost with no ads!

I messed around with phpBB alot.... installing mods, attempting to customize it, and learnt little tiny bits of php (like : echo & include, thats about it lol)
I then looked after the forum of one of my friends site for a while just modding it, & kept my site up to date with my flying,

for 2nd year of the A-level, (age 17 then & a qualified pilot!) we had to create a multimedia product, i was quite interested in web design by then, so i did a Flight sim tutorial website (put on a free host again) which is still online now!
I learnt a bit of HTML there but stil wouldnt have been able to write it without DW, i was quite pleased with the design on it even though it was entirely html, & badly made images (still had no idea what CSS was)

Css was the next thing i learnt, & i then created a very basic site for a local scout group, with a incredably simple php login script, which then linked you to either a logged in version of the page, or a logged out version if you got it wrong, (2 separate files) yea i know its bad lol, so easy to break into it, just needed to type the address of a 'logged in page' & then you got into the 'logged in version' lol. (code was practically taken from a tutorial site didnt realy understand it)

I then discovered Nuke & that was pretty much perfect for them, used the Nukewrap addon to it for a few custom pages & taught them how to edit those pages with DW so they could maintain their own site,

I then re-designed myown site again (but didnt use css for some reason)

& then...
Somebody i knew wanted a site they could maintain themselves, with 100% no knowledge wahtso ever about web design,
So, allready being interested in php, but not knowing that much, i, in about 2 months, taught myself enough php from tutorial websites to enable me to created a website, with an admin section, with a fully functioning page manager, image & file uploader, admin login (of course) which used sessions so all admin pages checked that you were logged in, and a few other things....
even though i used tutorials to help, i wrote every single line of it myself & if i didnt understand exaclty what & how the code was doing, i didnt use it.

It was the 1st bit of money i made out of the internet too, as i got paid for it & he's absolutely over the moon with it Laughing out loud
(there was alot more to that site, but i'm not gonna bore you even more with all the features lol)

doing that site has basically sparked me off on web design, So in the last year and a bit realy, i've self taught miself lol, & i love coding in php now, and i'm learning new stuff all the time, & i've developed a few more sites
i've also been developing a 'thingy'*, since that site
I'll probably be posting it here someday to find out what you all think....
(*it's all secret atm i've not even let my friends in on what 'it' is lol)

I'm also going to Uni this year to learn alot more so i can develop my 'thingy' further,

and the next thing i'm going to attempt to learn is javascript, but only as i need it, i'm not gonna sit there and just try to teach myself because there would be no point to what i was doing, i've learnt fastest when i'm actually working towards something constructive as i'm learning, i.e. when i've needed to get round a problem & didn't know how to do it, as I usually can't/wont stop until i've cracked it
(i hate web developing realy, its addictive!! Sticking out tongue lol)

anyway i'm fed up typing stuff which isnt code now Sticking out tongue & your probably fed up reading so im'a stop lol

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My friend John was bragging about his website on geocities back when I was 10. Not to be outdone, I made my first crap site there too. Then I moved to freewebs and another free host. Then I bought the domain, don't laugh -dirt4fun.com- and put some crappy bs info about rally cars and stuff on there. Then I bought MXfury.com and used PHPNuke for that baby. After those total failers, I bought articlez.com, used echoarticles to create a free web content site. Then about 6 months later I sold it. December of 2004.

I can't even remember how I figured out HTML and CSS. I didn't buy a book about it or read about it online. I just looked at source codes and changed them around.

You can thank my friend John for introducing me to FrontPage Roll eyes

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Ha, I haven't learned yet, that is why I am here.

Hello, John from Creedmoor North Carolina, my first post here. hugs for everyone.

I am a 58 yr old male that got thrown into having to keep up a website. Someone started my site that I had for a auto club that was using a Yahoo group site, eventually he had to go, and I got to keep it up by myself. I picked up a few things here and there. I picked up my sons Karate school website, then started helping a political candidate. I can make new pages, add text and photos, but stink beyond that.

I need to learn about the user/server side issues. I came here trying to find info about Submit buttons. I look at them as a pitcher/catcher deal, the form is the pitcher, pitched when the button is mashed, but I can't find where it goes to the catcher. There is one on my site (a join form) and I can't find the catcher.

It must be grand to still be young and smart.

John

PS: Almost forgot, about two years ago, I took a two night introductory to website class. The first night the instructor started with notepad and the basics. This was my kind of class, starting with the basics. The second night he dove right off into Dreamweaver and in 30 minutes I was so lost I could never catch up.

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I posted something like this in the Intro area.
Anyway, I started somewhere back in, I think, 1993 by doing the 'view' + 'source'. (same as everyone else it seems)
I think I also initially used Communicator to make websites, but wanted the WYSIWYG programs, so I found Hotdog. My learning of HTML has been through trial and error and going to help sites (or forums Laughing out loud )

I never really DID anything, because I didn't need to. I think my first sites were on Angelfire, though I never used their editor.
Around 2001, someone at work needed help with the intranet website, and was impressed that I could do the work by using TextEditor. So, I became the sites new 'janitor'. While there I delt with Unix, PERL, and javascript. (UNIX because the site was located on one; PERL, because of translating form data, and Javascript for Formmail)

I once lamented to a friend about possibly loosing my job. He suggested I program the entire site in C and then they would NEED me Smiling

Well that never happened (don't know C ) and I moved on. I am now the 'janitor' for my Dad's Ham Club website.

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Still learning.
Got html down, i think i'll have xhtml down by tonight--not much difference come to find out. Looking into php and css (groan) soon, and i suppose java script will be after that.

Got started with bravenet for my first plugin site 3 years ago.
At that point, the wizard was doing it all for me. All my sites were built when
I bought them, but knowing how to change things has sure come in handy.
Self-teaching, thank God for friends, video professor and "view source".

Either way, by the looks of this thread, my knowledge is way behind all of you, lol.
I'll definitely be back to glean more knowledge and insight.

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dont remember how I got interested in it, but i looked at a web site, and then bought a "HTML 4.0 for Dummies" book, then "Javascript", and learned a lot (or a little) of CSS, and voila!

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I am poet at heart and so i was looking around a place to publish my poems. But while searching i thought why not create my own, but i din't knew how to create them. While digging for free servers i came to geocities.com a yahoo website. Where i created my new user id and started building a website through there page builder, which is just a drag and drop. I worked on it more then 6 months and then figured out that there is something like code in the world of webdesigning - lolz. So now i started configuring and figuring few codes and digging the site for the help regarding the code. My best tool has been google, to let me search whatever i wanted to.

After about 1 year I got almost fine with codes and designing a html page, then i started taking linkware websets for my site and edit it to my needs. Then with the help of a friend I created a domain and purchased 100 Mb space. Working after 3 months on that server I guess I learned it properly. Now I have 500 MB space and running very fine.

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I learn website design on my own. I started with HTML, very basic personal homepage. Then I decided I should try to make some money off the internet. I learnt PHP/MySQL by downloading free scripts and playing with them.
I never bought a book to learn web design. Rather, I had a hands-on approach where I was looking at code written in free scripts and changing them to suit my needs. I also used the web to find any answers to my programming questions.

After a few years of web design, I still don't own any web design/programming books. Everything you need is readily available on the net.

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I was made redundant, had a PC at home that hubby used for his work and my uncle gave me a disc that had pagemill on, played around with it, made a site for hubby's boss and he liked it, then did one for a friend and decided that I could build them and hubby could sell them so we started our own company - that was 6½ years ago and now we employ two people as well. So I taught myself and three other people Smiling

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I learnt web designing by myself. I wanted to do something interesting by myself and studied html and javascript with tutorials. Now I can easily make websites but I'm not and expert. I can understand Php but can't program. I want to learn php and mysql but university doesn't let me. Well It's easy, I just need to give it some time.

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pepealayo wrote: I want to learn php and mysql but university doesn't let me.

Why won't they let you? Not forcing you to use MS are they? *yuk*

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They're probably using something really outdated. Or only traditional languages like C and all that. I think they're using Java for first-year courses at the university I work for. It seems that there is some reluctance among the hard core CSS types to really embrace (or even give credit to!) web languages.

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Well, I don't study informatics or computing in the university, I study education (math and physics).
My second career will be something related to computing.

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You can download the PHP/MYSQL/Apache bundle and install on your own PC/laptop (even works on windows), most come with installers these days, not that you really need them but apart from the price - free, it cant be beat.

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I learnt web design through just messing around with dreamweaver and having a read through some of there manuals etc. same with frontpage.

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thats ok jowilker, if you read enough of the old and new posts here youll definitely get the hang of it... Although if its really hard then get an HTML beginners book or HTML for dummies, experiment on them and eventually you'll learn. I say this because theres this one student of ours in an outreach program I had last year which was 61 years old, she doesnt even know how to use a mouse and a keyboard... we had a one on one for 3-days, gave her a crash course guide, now she gets the hang of it making single pages, the original purpose of hers is that she could talk the same language as her grandson...

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Yeah the good old Netscape Composer, I rememeber when I start doing it web design I start it with Yahoo builder, and after a time I start it with Netscape I was want to learn a better way then yahoo.

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I made my first website about three years ago for the company that just hired me. In 4 years I did three complete redesigns and finally settled on foxiv.com as it is today. There are still modifications that I want to do such as adding breadcrumbs... but I am pretty happy with it and our search rank has drastically improved because of it.

I was raised on DreamWeaver. The only thing that might make me leave it is if I start programming in ASP with microsoft visual studio .NET

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I started probably 6 or 7 years ago. Not having a clue where to start I found free web templates were a big help to me. I could break down the page and see what did what and what happened when I changed bits. So my first site started with an adapted free template using free hosting and I spent the next few months learning more about all aspects of web design.

Once I'd absorbed enough info to build a site of my own I bought a domain and some hosting, and began a journey I've enjoyed all the way (apart from the days you want to tear your hair out trying to sort out browser issues).

I never really got to grips with tables so the development of css has been a blessing to me and though I'll probably never get my head round stuff like php I know enough code to make the sites I want to make.

For me I like that websites encourage you to develop in different areas like coding, design, marketing, copy writing, etc. There's always something to learn so it's always challenging.

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Me, i must have started when i was around 13, i had begged my dad to give me his credit card for me to buy hosting, and i didnt know much about hosts, anyway, i was really interested first in html, i didnt know there was programs out there that you could use to design your site quickly. the site i had ade, was completely pointless, now that i look back at it, it was a site, all about me, with about the only visitor being me to it obviously, then i learnt more about the web.

A year later, i decided to make another site, this was when i was 14, i had made a website based on a film, again it didnt get any visitors simply because i didnt know how to boost its popularity, and i had all of these useless banners around on the site which didnt do my site any good, so that was another lot of money gone down the drain, for nothing.

Then a year later i learnt about php... i bought a fat book just on php and a seperate book on SQL, i wanted to make an online game this time, but it didnt work at all, simply because i was too lazy.

Now im 16 and finally i know what im doing, well atleast i think i do anyway, i created a site called PaqizeUK.com i chose a bad domain for the service i offer which is free file hosting, but i guess i got to live with it for now, or I might buy another domain and point it to the same site, my aims are to earn money from the web and increase my knowledge on PHP as i go. Mabey in a couple years time, ill have a good amou8nt of visitors and can setup a nice membership system. But not yet.

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I started in about 1997. Started with some stupid Geocities page, then went to a stupid Tripod page...then went in with a friend to get some real hosting. Started using an html editor called HTMLPad..then went to HTML-kit. It's been a slow climb ever since.

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Started off in about 1997 when i first went to do my A-levels - got a fortunecity account and started by using the homepage builder on there when I in class. Eventually my grandad got a computer at home with the internet (56k ahhh) and i started to use the built-in HTML editor on fortunecity. I didn't realise at that point i could use notepad offline then just connect to upload my pages, so i spent a lot of money on internet calls while i edited it lol.

I remember wanting to know how to make links change colour when you mouseover them and saw it on the microsoft site so i viewed source and figured out what made it happen, then gradually learnt more stuff like that. It wasn't until about 2001 that I really decided it was what i wanted to do - i was working in some office and they had photoshop 4.0 and frontpage and i just used that to create sites for them and stuff and eventually i got dreamweave r 2 and as i upgraded photoshop and dreamweaver gradually i was improving all the time and eventually made sites that i was happy with Smiling

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I found a private tutor with quite a few computer courses. I decided to take beginning HTML, and never regreted it! He taught me the basic points of web design, and reeally got me started!

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I made my first website at 13...and pretty much taught myself how to do it, along with the help of an HTML beginners book. It was a Hanson site. hahaha. I'm sure you all remember their song "MmmBop."

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I'm just building my first website at the moment. I've learnt some pretty basic HTML and applied it to what I want to do. My site is nothing fancy at the moment but right now I'm more interested in getting content up for it rather than making it look good Smiling

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I think it was around 1993 or 94 for me. And I started very very small... I'd bought a scanner and wanted to put a picture of myself online as I was part of an online community that was pretty close-knit. I'd already worked out that others were using free webhosting sites - so I registered at Tripod as they had their 'Home Page Builder' which was pretty much point & click. (Once I figured out that I had to actually upload the picture first. lol)

I started learning HTML when I discovered the 'view code' option that was part of the Homepage Builder. I basically would look for 'options' that I understood, like colors and alignment, and I'd change them one by one and preview the page to see what had changed. Some were more obvious than others and at one point in time I had a warning from Tripod because I'd managed to break/remove their advertising banner and not realised it. Sticking out tongue

Then I managed to download and install Netscape Communicator - which came with Netscape Composer. (It took 15 hours for the download!!!) But I carried on looking at and learning from the code itself and even invested in a copy of 'HTML 3.2 Visual Quick Reference' - which is still on my desk, but my excuse is that it has a decent glossary (still) and an ASCII reference section.

After that I moved on to AceHTML (after winning a free copy) and that helped tremendously as it was more like 'HotDog' in that you were inserting the code rather than being mostly WYSIWYG.

It still is little more than a hobby to me. I tend to only design and build now when someone I know has a project on - so coming back to designing once every other year or so can be frustrating as so much changes and becomes obsolete. But I'm still someone who will look at others source code to see how they've accomplished certain things and see if I can manage to replicate something similar. But I don't think I do too badly for someone who still is pretty much clueless. I have an ambition to try and learn javascript and php but I can't seem to get beyond needing someone else's examples to get it to work. hehe Maybe someday...

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I'd already worked out that others were using free webhosting sites - so I registered at Tripod as they had their 'Home Page Builder' which was pretty much point & click... I started learning HTML when I discovered the 'view code' option that was part of the Homepage Builder.

I was the same as you - I built my first site using Geocities and found that my crappy little site didn't look as good as my friends (I was about 12 at the time), then I found the view code option and learnt from that.

It is funny as I don't use my degree at all in my job, but use the skills I learnt as a teenager making 'sister sites' with my mates before the days of social networking sites like myspace and facebook

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I learned HTML the good ole' fashioned way: porn. I was living with 5 male roomies at the time and one was always looking for the quick buck. I wanted to learn, so I started coding (no pics of me, it was back in the day when you could "borrow" content). Those guys eventually turned me into a gamer, which is how I learned computer hardware, and then one of their friends got me a job programming in VB and SQL. Years later, I figured I'd give this whole webmaster thing a shot again, so here I am. Smiling

~Firegirl~

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I learned when I was fifteen years old... I just bought an easy web design book for kids, and it actually was great. It felt awesome to teach myself and see the rewards later on. It makes you proud of yourself.

My first site was on the pop group Hanson Smiling How embarassing! haha

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Hi,
I started my web design on nearly 2000 just by learning on internet.I daily browse websites that teach abt website design.I usually headed over to w3schools.com.It has major contribution for me.Still i recommend to my juniors.W3schools.com is a professional website for learning web technology.

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I was introduced to Dreamweaver and Photoshop in 2000. It took a lot of playing around, and reading tutorials until I got a basic understanding of the tools and what I could do with them. Then, it was just a matter of working with them every day. I'm by far no expert in them, but I'm comfortable and learn something new all the time. Especially with Photoshop. It's a very complex, but powerful tool.

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I am currently learning. I just started and have about a week's worth of knowledge, but I'm looking forward to learning more

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i started with html by right clicking and hitting view source then copying the code and butchering it to figure out what certain things did and how i could control them. i dont have the patience for books even though i have a php/mysql/apache book a c++ book and two java books, i mainly use them for reference.

after html i got into php/mysql and css by my friend and i having to make a final project for one of my classes 2 years ago, then this past year i took a c++ class and a qbasic class. this year im taking a j# and a c# class.

but i made websites for myself and have had the opertunity to make several for money courtesy of craigslist.

i started when i was 12 and im just shy of 18 now. can't wait to know what the future holds.

-drew

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I amde my first site in I think 1998or 1999. I used notepad offline. First I hit view source on an already built site and cut/pasted the whole thing on my notepad offline and began messing with it to learn how the tags worked. Eventually I could make my own, including http://www.aaronsfreebies.com which appears rouph around the edges but was my first site designed from scratch. Now I am building slightly better looking sites. It is an exciting process.

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I am self taught and started with Yahoo site builder then moved on to Notepad and finally to DW

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Im self-taught as well. There are so many resources online that help!

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w3schools was a big help for html.

As for server-side programming, I was able to learn on my own by doing most a social networking website (am I allowed to post a link on here?). The site took 4 months to develop and was quite large with quite a bit of functionality.

I recently graduated with a BSc in Computer Science, and I thought I really enjoyed the aspects of machine learning, information retrieval and such topics. So I scoured the .edu websites looking for course projects (both undergrad and graduate) and try to do them. I ended up learning python in a week, and learning lisp right now (although that's taking a lot longer than I expected).

Anyway, yeah.. for those of you out there that want to learn. Always pick something that you think you cannot achieve. Say a site that's a little "too big" for you... whatever skill level you're at now, you're bound to improve if you keep an open mind and keep feeding your willingness to learn and take risks.

(admins/mods: may I talk about my newest project (and include a link) here? if not please edit the following out, I'm really sorry for the bother.)

My current project is a social bookmarking service for deals that you find online. I've built it with the intention of it working on almost any product page you can find on the web (anything that has a product title of some sort, and a price). The site allows you to store these good deals in one convenient location where you can organize and tag accordingly. Think of it as a virtual shopping cart that transcends all websites, kinda. The link for my site Dealclips, if I may post on here, is http://dealclips.com

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sol90;208527 wrote: I ended up learning python in a week, and learning lisp right now (although that's taking a lot longer than I expected).

That's cool. Common Lisp? I started with CL around this time last year, and it's now my primary choice for suitable projects that I work on. If you want to discuss Lisp (especially web-related CL or Scheme, but also Emacs), feel free to start a thread or PM me. Smiling

sol90;208527 wrote: (admins/mods: may I talk about my newest project (and include a link) here? if not please edit the following out, I'm really sorry for the bother.)

I think all your links show up in your signature anyway. Wink

So as not to hijack this thread... how did I learn web design? I began some time around the turn of the century, learning the basics by scouring tutorial sites. My initial motivation came from seeing someone at high school fail to fix a bit of broken HTML. While it's been self-study for the most part, I'd say I was taught by a variety of sources (TWF in particular!).

I first found FrontPage98 installed on the high school computers before I started with HTML. I didn't really know what it was for until nearly a year later, and then I thought it was the best program ever... for a couple of days.

Smiling

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Great question. I got volunteered by one of my co-workers at IBM,
to take over a web site on the company's intranet. That was 10 years ago.
I've never been certified for web mastering nor have I taken any classes for things such as web design, javascript use, HTML, or shopping carts...

I'm pretty much an old hacker from the 1980's and have probably developed some bad habits over the years. That's why I came here. I want to sharpen my skills and trade ideas with other web masters. I currently manage 5 web sites and get paid for only two.. I may need help making THAT better too!
I look forward to the discussions here. I hope I can contribute something as often as possible. With my lack of education, it will be difficult.. but that's the challenge I made for myself.. so.. hello everyone!

shobuz99

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I guess everyone here started off pretty much the same. I remember I had jus bought my first computer and had made an online friend: this really nerdy, though quite good-looking girl and she had made her own webpage. I thought it was the coolest thing someone could have!!

Next thing I know, I'm on Geocities creating my first webpage. HTML came easily enough.

I missed out on the Netscape Composer (still knoe people who use it though). I received one of these promotional CD's that come with some magazine I can't even remember, and on that CD was this awesome HTML editor called Allaire Homesite (I think it was version 3 or something). It was awesome!! Pure code, no extra junk.

I still make all my website using HomeSite!!

Guys.. glad to be here. Anything anyone might need, I'll be more than plasead to pitch in with whatever. Greetings to all from Chile. Smiling

Manuel López A
WebMaster / IT Specialist

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I probably the one know least about the website tech in this forum. I’m a medical student and prior to that and still my main focus is on hardware aspect of the IT industry. When I get into medical school I happened to joint an institution, which for doctors. I was randomly asked to develop a website for that institution. I could not say “no” then they will think I don’t know much about computers., so I said yes.

I kind of knew where to start reading and I got many friends who are into web development.. I gave it a crack, harassed my mates over msn, fixed the website, it was crap. This all happened 5yrs ago.
Learned html by online tutorials, utilized java scripts to spice it up. I would laugh at my first website now, well u need to start your work some where.

Now I host about 10 websites, using CMS to spice my sites. Still keeping my interest with the hardware development and study my medical books just before my exams and when I fed up with my PC.

My advice to newbies is
You need to start somewhere, so do not put down by comments by others.
Most of the excellent Webmaster made a crap website when they were new to this.
Keep updating your self and do not stop your learning just with website related work, everything that you learn in relation to PC will help you some where along the lines.
Learning my problem solving is the best way to come up. If you do not have any problems try to solve others.

Cool guys, I let u all breath now.

Rajan Kailainathan

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I first got into web design about 96. I was doing graphic design for some time and then I borrowed a HTML book from a friend who had to learn it in college.

I learned and memorized some of the tags and messed around building some basic sites with just text links and very few graphics.

I got into it more at work by helping build my company's website with GoLive and Flash. I started to really get into Photoshop and building cool interfaces and graphics.

So basiclly I am self taught. I just learned basic HTML and used existing Photoshop knowledge.

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Hi to all in the forum. Just joined as I need to improve my skills more. I learned web design some years ago (2000 maybe) after realising I hated my engineering job and wanted to change. I learned HTML using one of those Learn HTML in 24 Hours Books, and it worked great. Of course, after that I moved on to Javascript and that was about it for a couple of years. I decided to jack my job in and go back to University to study a MSc in Computing. This taught me PHP and MySQL. Last year I setup my own business and am now quite experienced in online development. I use Open Source software mainly.

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I learned off the www and still have much to learn I still work html old shcool..

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from a net magzine

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Wow some of you guys learned your stuff before I was born... Well if you must know, I'm still rather young if that wasn't a given, but I played a 'game' I'm sure we have all heard of called Neopets! There are things called guilds where you could design your own layouts and such, I basically started from there. I think the best help site I used when I was learning HTML and such was http://lissaexplains.com "HTML website for kids." Which what I was/am so yea! Here I am with my own domain now... Time flys I guess... I still feel very young surrounded by you people >_>

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What i did first was to read an html tutorial. A long one....
Then started using frontpage but never looking at the code it produced, with time i learned most of the html elements and starting to code websites with notepad.
Then learned some basic photoshop without tutorials or help from other people, it took me about 10 hours to discover how layers, selections, and other tools work Sticking out tongue. I remember i woke up one day and decided to learn ps, i was on comp from 9 am to about 6pm that day, just testing tools Sticking out tongue

Then read php tutorials, but never really made any complex script so i forgot almost everything.
I learned CSS watching the stylesheet files of templates or other websites and the formatting they produced. Sometimes checking for elements or properties at w3schools.com

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I couldnt stand computers at school and college, mind you the computers were a bit prehistoric and not many of them when I was there.

I used to work as a salesman for a car sales magazine and I got the chance to sell Glass's Traderdesk which is a web solution for car deals in the UK.

I then moved to Spain and began selling a Real estate software solution for estate agents. From there I learnt how to put the webkits in, I started working for a real estate company inputting links alday everyday - and I quickly learnt html, php abit of .asp - like you I am completely lost with javascript but there is so much to learn and copy as well on script sites that its so easy to get what you need. Sites like this that you can learn from others and pick up tips to help you improve, improve, improve.

I have been doing this for a few years now and I cant see myself going back to sales...

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I am self taught. Homesite was my first web design software

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Haven't even started yet Mad At the moment i am studying the first year of college but i am doing the wrong course Mad which is a very lower level course then what i wanted... This year in june when i finish the first year of college i am thinking of moving to Northern Cyprus and start studying in University.

I may be in the wrong forum to talk about this but i wonder if you members can help me? I still cant chose if i should be a Webmaster or a Technician Roll eyes Maybe i should find the advantages and disadvantages...

I spend 65% of my life working with my computers
20% reading books about HTML and computers vs. vs.
5% searching for a job Laughing out loud
5% going out with mates
5% eating crisps Laughing out loud

By the way i am still at the age of 16 (Female) Smiling

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Hi Davsan, this is what I did after college (when I was in college I didn't really feel my Course is right for me, but I finished it anyway) Try and do it for yourself, it might work for you (it worked 100% of the time)

First before you sleep, put a piece of paper and a pen ready beside you. Consciously remember that when you wake up the first thing you should do is write. Then when you wake up, write the top ten things you want to really do, or loved doing, you'll see that the first one you write is the difficult one since thats the one you should be doing on the first place... your fall-back is number 2 and 3 respectively.

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You are right, i am planing to finish my course too. I will do what you said but i can tell you that the first thing i will write every single morning will be "to be a web designer". However i am always a little bit confuesed about it Smiling

Thank you for your reply... Wink

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Pursuing a dream is not a walk in the park, always remember that the greater dreams always have the greatest struggle, but since you are doing what you love to do (that means even if you dont get paid for it, you will still do it anyway), everything else will follow, like money or success... It's already a success when youre doing what you love doing...

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Like alot of you I am completely self taught. It started about 1997 and has been a 10 year journey through books, forums and tutorial sites.

I tend to learn new skills on a need to know basis and learn fastest when i'm ripping apart and modifying others examples.

In 2000 I discovered the wonders of open source php projects such as oscommerce and since then my time has been mailny devoted to developing commercial e-commerce soultions.

I am always on the lookout to expand my knowledge which is why I come here Smiling

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I too use Macromedia Dreamweaver MX to design my websites. I am not an expert, but still knows the do's and don'ts. I've not even explored the Macromedia Dreamweaver MX fully except the basic tools.

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I didn't know a thing about html but I found the [View Source] button - took it from there really - found a page a liked - saw what it did - then modified it until I'd learned enough html to make them from scratch.

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I started playing with geocities back in 1999 I thought it was so cool to build a page that can be seen by the whole world. I didn't really understand the code behind the page,but i was happy to have created something.
Few months later I come across a book called "HTML for Dummys" and it explained HTML so clearly, and have been building websotes since.
now for php
in most cases I can understand what the code is doing but so far have been unable to write anything in it. I would love to be able to write/create a simple php/mysql script. Can anyone recommend any newbie friendly PHP tutorial site?

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web design and compter work sortof came natural to me. at age 6 i was your regular computer wiz, and age 8 i started programming in rpg toolkit and my sister got me an aol homepage and i wondered how to make a login sytem. age 9 i userd lissaexplains.com to make a login form that would email me the persons desired username and info. obviously it didnt work as a login. age 11 i got my first subdomain and used it for pretty much nothing until me and my friend tried making a gaming website with the site builder. I knew so much for my age at the tme and we had a site displaying a few digital pictures of us playing halo. during my whole life there was something burning to create, to make a functional site. age 12 i figured out key aspects in the web world. what a dns is. what a webhost is. ftp, html. i still knew now php. age 13 i started building a site i had brainstormed over the summer, wellcanyousing.com (currently being redone) i went into it knowing no php at all, but slowly i learned and created a sucessful site until my host cut and run (why i have to redo the site) i also went in not knowing what a query was or even how to use $array['username']. i started using flash when i was 9 and by age 13 i created the audio player widgets for my site aswell as a webcam input and audio input tools to be used on the new site. I am now 14 and working on nationalization of my product in localized communities around the world. i have big expectations for myself.

i love to create and web design is like a window that i can output all of my artwork. i'm not good at drawing (well not as good as most artists) but i am very ccreative. php programming is like creating a world. i love figuring things out and its exiting. i love programming. i hide my skills from my friends cuz i'm afraid of.... you know. i love skateboarding and do that with my friends. when i get home i let my mind wander and i create. but none of my friends know of my skill and nither do my parents... i plan on teling them when i hit big. i beleive god gave me this gift for a reason and i see my self slowly rising to the top. and when you are on top of the world... you can do anything...

sorry but i needed to post my life story somewhere...

-ajp

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OMG, wcys, what a brilliant story! To have found your passion in life at such a young age! I envy you. I didn't discover my love for computers until my thirties. You're going to do great things in life and I hope you keep us updated.

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I am self taught HTML. I would like to know more about PHP though. I have got 5 websites on the go at the moment and hoping to increase. I enjoy doing educational websites and my main one gets used by a lot of educational institutions, i know this because i keep finding links to my website on school sites and referenced to from wikipedia. I hope my other sites will catch up one day.

I use DW8 and fireworks mostly.

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I did a couple of courses 10 years + ago and I also taught my self certain things of web design.

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I started out with the wysiwyg builders and added custom codes in paragraphs to start, then changed to html and started out with editing simple areas of already made templates.

I want to know some php too, what's the easiest way to learn that?

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Well...

I used to have a friend that would constantly make me practice my html and css....i thought it was stupid at first but then i realized its potential...

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Although I had a lot of technical and programming knowledge, I'd never seen the internet or web, until a friend offered me a job building web pages as a contractor. I was thrown into the deep end.

I picked up things pretty quick. I got the idea of editing HTML using a text editor, then for a while I used hotdog. Later down the track I would use Netscape Communicator, or try anything I could find, but I usually end up with a text editor at some stage. I thought HTML was trivial to learn, and so most of my time was working with graphics programs such as Adobe Photoshop, but I'd also try loads of graphics editing programs, mostly free, to make the images I needed.

But in summary, I was well and truly churning out web pages after about a week on the job.

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I´ve been teaching myself web design for a year now. It´s fun and I really enjoy it.

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Been a graphic designer for over 25 years. Company I worked for as an art director was a textile manufacturer that went out of business and job went overseas. However, that allowed me to return to school and finish my degree. While I was there I took a Certified Internet Webmaster courses from Prosoft Corporation. Since then, I knew I needed to be in web design, and have been doing it ever since (about 4 - 5 years now). Now when I want to learn something I basically self teach - I buy all the books I can (through the company I currently work for Smiling ), and I subscribe to Lynda's Online Training Library, and of course visit a lot of Webmaster forums. I started learning web design using Dreamweaver and currently use Dreamweaver CS3, but I wish I had started learning by hand coding. I've learned hand coding now, but when I'm in a rush, I still turn on Dreamweaver. Never used FrontPage as my Instructor I had in the web courses told me that FrontPage wrote too much unnecessary code - don't know if it's true, but that's what she said, so I've stayed away from it.

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well you people ahve got so much more than me, i feel shy posting about my knowledge:D

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i tought myself everything i know. i have spent years on the net cus im disabled and cant walk, so ive put all of those years to good use, and tought myself web design, graphic design and now teaching myself seo and internet marketing.

Kind Regards,
Andy MacDonald

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shoot... I got started back in 95-96 doing basic html in notepad for assignments in my html class in highschool. from there I went to an online college for dreamweave and internet marketing. Besides that I have learned everything off a website called w3schools and I have created over 100 websites (mostly for friends and family and family friends)

:jump:

Brian(Webdesigner/SEO)

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trial & error, lots of patience, google and coffe worked for me.
adobe CS3 helps aswell

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yes you got it right, i second to that...

self taught and experience really helps a lot too.

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I learned everything on my own.That's why my site is soooo simple...That's the best i can do..

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I learned from my partner who is self taught:D

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Self taught HTML - started with Frontpage, then moved into Dreamweaver. Have recently gotten into Flash and PHP.

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Mostly self-taught, apart from some basic html when I left the forces.
It's the best way, paying someone to teach you is usually bs unless it's tricky server biz or the like.

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Largely self -taught. I did take some classes, but found that learning on my own is much more fun.

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I haven't learned web desing so well yet.. But I'm looking tutorials on net and training to come better.. I wish I will be able to design my websites myself in future...

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Trial and Error

Many trials. Many errors.

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I took classes to learn web designing ..... it took me around 6 months learn most of it ... ut i m still learning.

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I realized that websites = alot of money so I taught myself.

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I learnt about web design by taking a course at the local college. HTML coding leading into Front Page, my interest grew from there and I recently learnt CSS using various sites including www.htmldog.com

My next venture will be to increase these skills and hopefully develop new ones in some scripting languages.

Caf-Phil

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I was self taught through massive trials and errors - but the learning never stops lol

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I'm not really any good even though I run 13 websites. What I did was just take existing software and edit it through trial and error. If you constantly screw around with things your bound to get something that looks at least acceptable. Smiling

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My first experience was with dreamviewer and a thick book. And about 2 month to learn basic tags.

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I start learning from my friends during working in office. I have no opportunities to have time for web design class.

If I want to know how each programming language and web design code work, I will join forums and just try those codes myself.

And I have learned from a lot of websites which are designed in the good level of web design as well as view its source code.

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Hi,
I use Dreamweaver for creating a website.It is the easier and efficent tool.You can take help from www.w3schools.com.

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Started as graphic designer and later to web design. I am still doing and maintaining this business. Its going good and trying to make more better.

Thanks

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back in 1996 computers appeared in the NY Pubic Library that were connected to the internet, I think using Netscape 2.

My 6 year old daughter liked looking at the web sites about Sailor Moon (anybody remember that anime/cartoon? -- how bout Biker Mice From Mars?)

I saved a web page about Lou Reed and brought it home to show my wife, and when I opened it on my IBM PS2 (6MB hard drive, I think 128kb RAM) all I saw was code - because I did not know I needed a browser, and I did not know the image files were separate.

Soon I got a GeoCities account (remember way before GC was acquired by Yahoo, when you picked out a virtual street address looking at a rendition of a subdivision? I picked www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Lakes/6131/ which still works. I maintained a free site there for over 10 years and did just about everything you can do without php and a database.

I used a couple of wysiwyg editors but I soon learned that to really do stuff you have to hand code. I have always been interested in dynamic sites - my first web page loaded three pages in a meta http refresh slideshow and soon I was exploring dynamic javascript techniques a little before dhtml was in common use.

And php/mysql? I had just decided to seek freelance projects and I answered a gig on Craigslist about changing the colors of a dating web site. I looked at the source of the page and decided it would be a simple css job. Then I got access to the files and there were like a hundred little php files and I had to edit the inline styles on almost every single one to apply the new styles. But six years later (and we ditched E-MatchMaker for Webscribble WebDate) that guy is still my client..

Flash too - I was doing some php work on a photographer's gallery and he asked me to make some changes in the Flash part of his site so I did. This client has also been with me for about 5 years..

In the 80s I decided to be a sound engineer after completing a 2 year studio program in college, more music composition oriented than sound engineering, but I picked up basic techniques. I joined a film sound studio as a messenger and worked my way up to union sound engineer recording Foleys for films like Scarface, Rumblefish, Blood Simple, Silkwood etc. Then I also taught my self to edit film sound by working on sound design for an independent film that was shot without sound ALL the sound had to go in post The Way It Is by Eric Mitchell. Eventually I joined a small editing company and worked on Elvis 56, My Demon Lover and some projects with Robert Altman. I also learned video engineering and became General Manager of a video company that supplied equipment to Pee Wee's Playhouse.

I'm just a DIY kind of guy - never afraid to learn something new.

Ironically, after all this experience, I was recently recruited for a Senior Web Developer position at Time/Warner but the senior recruiter was leery of the fact that I am self-taught and self-employed; "This won't work" he said...

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Well i am still learning really but what i have learnt so far has been self taught pretty much and forums like this one are also very helpful on those occasions when i find myself stuck on a particular problem.

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This is a fascinating topic. Interesting the hear everyone's stories.

I started by designing a few personal sites and two sites for businesses and figured that I could probably do it for a living. I had several years' prior coding experience in FoxPro, Access, SQL Server, VB, and dBase before getting into Web design. I watched so many schlubs making so much money during the late 90's - I figured that if they could do it, I could do it to. So, 9 years later, I'm still at it.

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dont remember how I got interested in it, but i looked at a web site, and then bought a "HTML 4.0 for Dummies" book, then "Javascript", and learned a lot (or a little) of CSS, and voila!

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I'm not really sure at how i got interested in web design. I think it was in 2002 when my dad asked me to make a website for our farm. I had an older cousin that had an html version 4.0 book (it didn't help much though)

Then I found www.davesite.com and it helped me learn by doing also w3schools helped to using the same type of system. Then I picked up css. I don't quite get javascript but I can figure out php, though I am still learning it. These forums help a lot too. Smiling

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To build a site, well that takes a lot longer - mostly due to the complexities of plugins, sytlesheets, databases and the like. But given that some sites are just a few basic pages, say a month.

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You can also try some of the online html tutorials.

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I learned web designing by just uploading tutorials through the internet.
Now, I am teaching web designing in one of the centers of Infomatics.

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I learned mostly through books and ebooks. I really want to take some classes just to keep me focused though.

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Hello,
I learn it with help of internet and discuss with book , i think institute is not useful to learn it its your persnol efforts what you want?

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when i started it, there was internet but was not so powerful. i learned it myself with the help of a designing expert. i did oapy him a huge chunk of money to learn. then i started taking up small works and after an year or so i was on my own

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Learning how to design a website around 1993 has not been too easy than today, but I do learn that at that time. It is now fun all the way, difficult at first but easier as you progress.

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Interesting question first I learnt web design as module in my degree. but my design was a piece of crap. Later on after doing lot of bad designs I could do some good designs. I think web design is not hard but it takes time for you to create a good design.

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Please search on the internet, everything is available on the internet.See the other websites coding.

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Busy wrote:
Most of us come to places like this looking for information to fix a problem or to learn more ...

How did you learn/find out about HTML/Web design?
What did you search for when trying to learn more?
How did you find frontpage (if you use it)?

and any other insights into todays newbies.
Don't worry there is no test on friday Laughing out loud am just curious if things change over the years.

Me, I discovered webpages when I was doing photography, a client wanted to post my pics on his webpage (made with frontpage), I had never been interested in websites before. I thought to myself, man that site sucks, I could do better. So I put my money where my thoughts were and designed myself a website - complete with animations, coloured backgrounds, comic sans text ... all the bad things lol. I had made a website in notepad that held together but wanted more, so I found websites I liked and looked at the source, trimmed it all down into sections and found out which bit did what and why. I probably did it all in the wrong order but a while later then I started looking for tutorials but all of them (well most) explained using capitals in tags, to me it looked wrong or ugly so kept coding in lowercase. Switching to XHTML wasn't a problem as i prided myself on clean code (back then, get lazy these days).
Back then validation was mentioned in one in ten tutorials, but bobby (508, wai ..) were around and mentioned a bit more. A lot of the tutorials were to advanced for a complete newbie even with the basic knowledge and all the minor ones were repeats of the very basic stuff.
I picked up php and css quite easily but javascript i could never get into, weird i know.

I learn html and css from w3schools and www.cssplay.co.uk
What did you search for when trying to learn more?
I search code samples, and design samples and from google i find cssplay!
It is a good site for css designers!

Now I am java programmer - i learn java from a book and with the help of a good friend which is teamleader at a software company!

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Can anyone recommend any newbie friendly PHP tutorial site?

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W3schools have great tutorials here: http://www.w3schools.com/PHP/DEfaULT.asP

PHP.net also has a great manual, found here, and a great function reference.

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I have some knowledge and I taught myself that over the years, I would like to learn more so would be interested in any recommended tutorials that you guys have Smiling

Never Trust a Dog with Orange Eyebrows

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Self study.. All you need is the push to learn new things plus some reliable resources.

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I have been skimming through the posts here. And I found out that I'm not alone in getting into liking web design for unorthodox (if not, down-right weird) reasons.

I just wanted a voice and thought the web was cool, so when I was 8 I did one of the "AOL Hometown" things... yeah...

Later on I got some free hosting and starting making websites with Microsoft Excel (yes, I know.). Then I "moved up" to Microsoft Publisher before starting to do some exploring on the internet.

I came across the W3C and adobe.com, and things just snowballed from there. Today I am in school in the Web Development Technology program (and ten years older).

-Jared

No more wrath.

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I started in 2001 back in high school when I took an elective class in basic website coding. Basic HTML coding in manipulating text, images, links, tables, and frames sparked my interest to try making my own personal website at the time, just for fun. I was able to do that, though without any prior knowledge in CSS, I had a hard time formatting everything because if I wanted to create multiple pages with the same layout and styles, I would have to copy and paste all the coding from the previous pages and change each one accordingly.

So then later I found out about CSS and decided to learn about it during my early years of college. Busy as I was with classes, I couldn't exactly devote so much time to learning as much as I wanted to. But after idling for some time, my passion in website design and development has once again ignited, and I'm willing to learn all that I can to hone my skills in this aspect and eventually create a personal online portfolio to post up my design work. Hence, this is why I joined this website, and I will be checking back every once in a while to follow the discussions or to read up on some articles to assist me in my learning.

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I learned with just raw code and Windows notepad.

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I learned web design since 2004, my brother helped me a lot:)

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I learned web design by teaching myself html and making different websites as a kid. As I got older I started reading books and taking classes to learn other languages.

Henry, Service Steel

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Books started with sams 24 hours then just bought more and more books. Find it easier that way then if you come stuck with a particular issue look online, but at least you get the basics from going through a structured book.

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I learn web design since I was study in my colledge, for about 7 years ago.

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I owe it to my friends and also self study.

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I learn web design online with tutorial on HTML and CSS, there is lot of website that provide good tutorial on HTML and CSS...

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I was trained form local Institution around 9 years ago. I learned HTML at that time with Dreamweaver. And rest from various tutorial and forums.

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I am a new learner, I love to learn HTML,CSS,JAVAScript....n I joined this site to learn more things...

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A friend helped me to learn HTML,CSS and PhotoShop.
He told me what tools to use and everything.

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I am designing my first project in dreamweaver, and now I am using Microsoft Visual Studio.

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I first learned web design (or html) from writing for a roleplay game, known as Efed. As a child my cousin and I would write fake wrestling scanarios with marquee text, images and such.

Whereas my cousin focused on detail of wrestler, my posts where of a style and looked great. Once that website shut down, i started my own efed which was great. I then had to learn how to create a good website, i used a lot of iframes!!. The free hosting went offline, so i thought I cba with that.

So I created a entertainment website in html, was a big hit. So I purchased a PHP Script to help me run the site (which is where I started to learn php).. But getting back to topic, I learnt how to design websites Bit by Bit, putting bits of code together by copying other websites....

Later I followed tutorials and created my own, I was stubborn to move to css but once I got the hang of it. The designs started to look and behave a lot better.

... More detail in my biography, once im the webs version of Bill Gates.

PHP_Adam
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I started off as a newbie not long ago and now I am a webmaster for a web design firm in Lansing, MI. I love it! Smiling

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I originally made websites using Microsoft Word. However, when I got Dreamweaver I visually developed web pages, and then looked back at the code. This helped me to learn how to create web pages.

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I learn the web design from web design course. And I also visit a lot of resources to learn web design.

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i learned it from w3schools.com ... and practising a lot Sticking out tongue

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Self learning, and some from google, my best friend. It's always experience.

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Busy wrote:
Most of us come to places like this looking for information to fix a problem or to learn more ...

How did you learn/find out about HTML/Web design?
What did you search for when trying to learn more?
How did you find frontpage (if you use it)?

and any other insights into todays newbies.
Don't worry there is no test on friday Laughing out loud am just curious if things change over the years.

Me, I discovered webpages when I was doing photography, a client wanted to post my pics on his webpage (made with frontpage), I had never been interested in websites before. I thought to myself, man that site sucks, I could do better. So I put my money where my thoughts were and designed myself a website - complete with animations, coloured backgrounds, comic sans text ... all the bad things lol. I had made a website in notepad that held together but wanted more, so I found websites I liked and looked at the source, trimmed it all down into sections and found out which bit did what and why. I probably did it all in the wrong order but a while later then I started looking for tutorials but all of them (well most) explained using capitals in tags, to me it looked wrong or ugly so kept coding in lowercase. Switching to XHTML wasn't a problem as i prided myself on clean code (back then, get lazy these days).
Back then validation was mentioned in one in ten tutorials, but bobby (508, wai ..) were around and mentioned a bit more. A lot of the tutorials were to advanced for a complete newbie even with the basic knowledge and all the minor ones were repeats of the very basic stuff.
I picked up php and css quite easily but javascript i could never get into, weird i know.


i learn web designing from different online webmasters e-books and online learning sources and i have not taken any special course on it but i know developing all kinds of stuff using asp.net and php and I am planning to learn Python.
Thanks.

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I learned basic web design from school and the rest was up to me.
I read so many tutorials and online and It was a great help.
I also joined different webmaster forums in order to gain more tips and techniques from WebDevs and graphic artist.

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kanonfire wrote:
I learned basic web design from school and the rest was up to me.
I read so many tutorials and online and It was a great help.
I also joined different webmaster forums in order to gain more tips and techniques from WebDevs and graphic artist.

yup! i agreee, webmaster forums are really agreat way to learn things! it has indeed helped me!

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For beginner http://www.w3schools.com is a very good site. I started learning from this site.

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When I was in High School I am not really interested in computers, I am more on sketching and drawing cartoon characters then one of my friends told me that I can put my drawings in computer and create an animation just like some of the animated movies. Then I decided to study how to make a design in computer, at first it was really hard to understand, at that time I am also becoming a College student. I really want to learn about computers now, so I decided to take a Computer Science course then later on I shifted to IT course. I learned there in school and so far I am now working as a php, asp and java programmer. This link also really helps http://www.w3schools.com.

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I have learned of web designing while I was still in college. Even then, I knew that web designing will have a huge part in the Internet industry which is the reason why I started attending tutorial classes regarding it. I want to expand my horizon in it since I know that its worth it.

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I was a prolific illustrator. I wanted to show off my illustrations to some clients. I couldn't afford to pay any web developer back then in 2002. Actually I didn't even know if somebody would care to help me publish my works. First I joined geocities, tripod, cjb and .tk. I was not satisfied, of course.

I learned all those flash, HTML, CSS myself. I even created my own simple CMS only to find that I just wasted my time when there were actually a lot of good CMS on earth. I started to learn mambo, wordpress, joomla and finally fallen in love with drupal.

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I learned web design on my own, just through online tutorials and forums.

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I found W3schools.com the other day whilst using stumbleupon.
I had a quick look around and its a very well made and thought out site, I especially like way it has built in functionality that lets you enter hrml code then view it as a browser would display it at the click of a button. Great site.

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yes!!
W3schools.com is really great site Smiling

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Ive recently started to design my own stuff, usually I used pre-made styles, but the way I learned was to experiment. I had to learn a little html, php, and CSS. The basics are what are really needed, but after that I just put stuff together and experimented.

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I first started when I was in college, I enrolled frfo an IT course and was so ineterested with web designing.

Then I become more intersted when I decided that I want my own site, I first started with blogsites and mainly blogging. Now I am into photography, so I wanted my own site to share my writing ang photography.

Takes the stress out of my system.

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I have always dabbled in web design but never learnt it properly until now.
I started off with frontpage and HTML hard coding and played around with that but was never really any good. Then I discovered Dreamweaver but at first I found it hard to use but I kept going. I then picked up the Lynda training series and learnt more about Dreamweaver and especially css. I realised whether I liked it or not I had to learn CSS.

I then got into Photoshop, flash and other Adobe products. What I find it that if I don’t know how to do something the answer is out there somewhere – usually on the internet. It can take some looking but you can find it. I have never bought a book to teach my how to do any web technique. There are so many different ways of doing things – a book will only show you the way the author would do i. Use the net and find lots of different ways. I come across new techniques and learn them mainly by using online resources or tutorials like Lynda.

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I started with notepad and then discovered HTML editors. I still use Dreamweaver (I'm more graphic orientated). I've built around 50 websites over the past 5 years - all static though with a couple of Flash sites.

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I found many useful tips and tricks on the internet to help take me past the basics. There are some truly excellent sites out there. {{ link removed by moderators }}

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I think it was version 3 had just been released with a shiny new "Composer" tool. It was advertised that now anyone could make a webpage quickly and easily with Netscape Composer. Cool, I thought, so I gave it a try. My site was also filled with hideous patterned backgrounds and cheesy stock graphics and all that. It didn't take me long to get fed up with the limitations of Composer and start digging around in the code myself.

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I started learning most of what I know just by viewing source code.

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I learned HTML by reading online tutorials. I read a tutorial named "So You Wanna Learn HTML". It was easy to understand.

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it's good thread to see our past:)
Dear when i was young i had passion about website designing. i go to a college i learn 1st of all graphic designing, Corel Draw,Adobe Photoshop, after that i admissioned to Falsh mx and Dreamweaver classes. now I'm a professional website designer:)
i used the front page when i was a kid:) it's 90s fashion using front page for websites.
Thank you

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I like W3 but I need more step by step instruction from start to finish.

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I am a self taught web designer, I grabbed a book from the local library and started working through it! I've payed for help online over the years for bigger projects. But generally Ill havea crack at anything!

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W3Schools is where i learn website designing, I was also have no knowledge of how to design a website but i learn many things from w3schools.com. You can also learn much from there also will be better to use Dreamweaver

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u can learn web designing from many sites that are available on the net like w3schools.com etc.

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I learned web design from just editing free templates I had downloaded and stuff. Also tizag and w3schools were both really helpful.

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i was in college and had no idea of webdesigning..yes i used to use websites like yahoo etc.. but in college i installed DSL for my self for downloading etc..and started spending time alot on DSL thats where i started visiting forums for rapidshare or mediafire links of movies games..but in college i had a friend , i was very inspired of him he was too much in to his gamings and HD videos and Knowledge..i mostly use to spend time with him in college talking about latest games and latest technologies..through him i found out that one of my other classfellow is doing webhosting and earning alot from there then i asked my friend that what is webhosting i even didnt knew what actually is hosting..that friends of mine just gave me summary cuz he also didnt knew much about webhosting or designing..he was gamer and good information provider but not a designer..so i started doing chit chat with my other classfellow the one who used to do hosting,, he seems to real good guy..and almost was most silent student of class..in the begining of days i thought he is just a dull person..but really after having some talking with him..i found out how dull i am..i have no knowledge..ok forgot to tell he was the guy who used to bring rapidshare premium accounts for my friend gamer one. So i started spending some time with him..he told me how did he earned his first income by writing an article. and now he is earning Rs 70,000 + per month..i was really amazed got really intrested to get my self in to this feild.. i started searching google how to make websites etc started learning html then came to dreamweaver..didnt even knew..what dream weaver is.. he just gave me hint to use dreamweaver for making websites...and there i went bought cd of dw..didnt knew how use but trying to do something..
made site now how to upload? dont know searched google found servers..etc etc..and uploaded site..my first server i guess was of yahoo geocities..
i got more and more intrest in this feild started installing and running my own forums.. editing forum templates..started installing and running social networking sites..hence getting intrests more more..and now im here posting in this field about my self...i know no one likes reading other ppls whole..no one gives a damn..but was feeling writing..so typed it..hehe..

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I guess most of my experience was self taught. I was never artistically skilled at anything until I started to experiment in photoshop and I practiced, practiced, practiced Sticking out tongue Now I make web designs and forum templates all the time, some for fun and some for money. I really enjoyed business and media art classes that explored web design more Smiling

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Honestly, while I learned a lot about database design, web design and project management via my degrees, as far as web programming skills, I’m pretty much self taught. I have lots of O’Reilly books that I use for reference when I need to know a specific function or such. I like the W3Schools tutorials and {links removed} a lot but they can be pretty basic. I learned my ASP by hiring a consultant to teach me and if your director can come up with the cash this is a great way to learn. Individual instruction while working on a specific project. Frankly it doesn’t get better than this

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Truthfully, I think that learning web design is one of the toughest aspects of internet marketing So I jump at any article conveying strategies to improve my skills as a web designer.

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Learning web designing is the most difficult art in field of web application development. I personally think to succeed in web designing, you must be a good designer by birth. 50% designing is your built in quality that is inherited in you from your family and 50% is the thing you learn in schools, colleges, universities etc.

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I learned web design from the internet and books. A friend got me turned on to it but I learned most of it myself.

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I started 12yrs ago, My best teacher name is Youtube, Yes youtube, I want to thank everyone who puts tutorial as on youtube.
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I first learned Frontpage in school about 12 years ago, then did Diploma course on web design using Dreaweaver. Later I did php, asp, java. Now I am trying to learn jquery.

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I am still learning and not yet a mastered the web designing. I'm a dentist ... yeah funny hahah but started an interes in designing my own picture, then became my hobby. Now i want more. I've met lots of designers then starting to ask them to teach m and learning more from online friends Smiling

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My first post on here as a reply to a great thread!

I used dreamweaver 1.2 in 1998ish & purchased a book to show me the way. Built a site which is still live now. After a couple of weeks I realized I had to learn HTML.
It's fantastic the way things have moved on & empowered people!

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In the beginning I started to learn html which I learned quite easily. Then I started to learn javascript which was little tough but I actually had fun learning it. Then I jumped to dreamweaver and all I was learning it day and night. I am not that great design but still I can make good ones.

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i also will like to learn i got dreamweaver

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I learn web design through web design inspiration from other sites and through actual experience. I like graphic designs and it is my talents and through that I improved that.

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I learnt it myself. First i started reading ebook about Frontpage 2003, then i switched to Dreamweaver 8, and then to Notepad++.

I still design my site in Dreamweaver because it saves me lot of time, then i move on to Notepadpp for the rest handwork (like php, js, CSS changes and Optimization).

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I learned mostly myself and took a few classes. Most of the classes I had were programming and DB stuff but I pretty much am self taught at graphic design.

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I started to learn web design when I was hired in an IT company. Through that I started learning with a small HTML introductory course and tutorials. After that, I learnt mostly from looking at HTML source code and talking to colleagues. After a few years, books and web builder sites started to appear. My interaction design education taught me to think conceptually and I translated that to website design.

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I started by using FrontPage, just as a hobby. I tought myself everything about computers anyway and this seemed like a natural progression. I quickly found it combined my love of design and creativity with my love of all things computer related.
Then I moved on to creating a site for a business. Now I create sites for my own business needs and run communities too.

There's always a lot more to learn, which is something I love about building websites.

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I learned with my own interest using search engine, there are many tutorial and dummies are there. First it is difficult to learn after some days it is very interesting. Then i learn java script and flash. Now i am very confident in design.
Using search engine we can learn everything .

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I started learning HTML in my early school days. I started web programming with ASP.NET and learned HTML with it also. I got lot of information from internet but not from books.

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As far as I can remember, we were taught how to build simple webpage through notepad (hardcode) during my school years and learned a lot on my first job exposing myself to frontpage until i moved to dreamweaver. I used to look for tutorials online and of course google is the best search engine to find quality sites that provides good tutorials.

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I learned in small bits, and now design a range of websites, from extremely basic to semi-full featured. Still not perfect though.

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I am still learning and not yet a mastered the web designing. I'm a dentist ... yeah funny hahah but started an interes in designing my own picture, then became my hobby. Now i want more. I've met lots of designers then starting to ask them to teach m and learning more from online friends

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I learn it online and some from the books.

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You can search ebooks in Google and also some site teach us online.

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I have two friends which succeeded in web designing
So they were my first teachers in this area
After finishing a two-year courses of web designing, I uderstand how profitable this profession may be

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You can try a website call EHow. There are lots of resources on web designs.

Same time, yes..you can use Youtube as a guide.

To get started, you can try the website design software first. Can try Frontpage Or Dreamweaver. They have the tutorial how to use their software.

Cheers !
Vince

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For live help you can also visit astrodesigner.com, that is good website, me too had take the help of that web designer.

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Whatever skill level you're at now, you're bound to improve continuously at every stage of life just by learning related books and articles and applying them, if you keep an open mind and keep feeding your willingness to learn and take risks you do better than that.

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well design learning is concerned with developing too, a developer can learn it well i was working in developing some time, and i learned a lot about designing... there are different things in design, that it can be SEO perspective, the is the most important thing now a days,.. it should look professional, understandable, more easy to users and shouldn't have much flashing.

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If you really want to learn web designing the best way to study the tutorials from w3 school, and take help of web designer or start learning and working on dreamweaver

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I learned it by myself Smiling
yeah... It started two year ago..
First, i search on internet about how to make a website and found an answer: Dreamweaver.
so, i was look for 'Dreamweaver' book on the book store and learn it step by step.. Smiling
It need lots of time to learn it, of course..
and now I have had two website:
B2B online marketplace and a Social Networking..

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well I learned web design from the trial and error experiences , i liked the w3schools for the tutorials

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I am a self taught web programmer. I am a B.Com student and I did my graduation with Commerce but in the year 2006 I was bedridden due to an accident for 2 yrs so all the day I was getting bored by sleeping in the bed, so I have given little interest in Internet and then started leaning about Blogging and gradually I have worked with Blogger's blogspot and started customizing the templates and then started designing its templates from the scratch.

After getting well and completing my graduation I have Joined NIIT and then did a course on Software development and from that day I have started learning different things. Till now I have learned many things and still in the process to learn new things.

Right Now I am developing WordPress Themes, Plugins, Graphics Designing, Software Development (Windows Based), SEO, SEM etc....

Thanks

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I learned it from "Arena Animation".

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Basically I am a SEO Consultant but I was very much inspired from my colleague who was a web designer. I started to learn from him in the break time and finally I learned enough.

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learning-by-doing

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I started the same way you are, by a teacher myself. I bought many books and have lots of research online to learn the basics. So I learned on the job. I found people who needed websites done and I made them. If I am on something I do not know how, I took out my book or turn to Google and find out how. I think that is the best way to learn. I was not very good at first, but now it is almost 10 years later and I have my own business creating websites. The practical application is still the best teacher.

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I am completely self taught. I started working on a personal website, learning HTML and other Web-related things by trial and error. Finally, I made a work of a small company I worked for, so have some freelance Web site design, when the company was under after 9 / 11 Now I am still working on web pages personal and do all the work for the site of the company I am currently employed.

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I personally started when yahoo geocities first launched and used the templates.

Since then i moved to webspace provided by my ISP and now run a network of sites all run from dedicated servers.

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You can get tutorials from internet otherwise you shuold have knowledge about css, photoshop, coral draw.

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Lots of ebooks of designing for a new web site are available just refer to online ebooks such as wowebooks.com, computeronlinebook.com or either amazon.com for further details.

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I learned web design through ebooks and CBT's and online tutorials.
I knew the graphics and designing in different tools so it didn't take me long to learn web design.

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I am a self taught web programmer , i started to learn html & css from books and forums in the net then i found w3school.com web site , it was very useful for me
you can try it if you want to learn any programing language .

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Trial and error mostly...I started messing around with preset themes and templates. Once you get used to modding them it becomes easier to start from scratch

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Get a server on your own PC (WAMP for Windows - LAMP for Linux) Just do a Google search for WAMP or LAMP.

Then you can create and view as many websites as you like on your own PC without having to pay for hosting whilst you learn. Then when you've got a site you like and you know how it works THEN you pay for hosting and registration.

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Hey guys! Any tips for newbies and starters like me?

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Mostly video tutorials.

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Practice makes it perfect. Video tutorials also helps and tips from master web designers. Never cease to study the art. Every year there is a new software, so you have to continue studying and continue to practice and never be contented.

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m still a junior and on a learning stage now as i started learning from online tutorials available on w3 skool and also learning from various designing blogs

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i am self taught using web resouces

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I first learned HTML back in the '91 then i started to learn PHP in '95. But i think there is always something to learn dosen't matter its HTML, PHP or C, C++ or other programming languages.

-clonepal

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Its taken a long time but i learn t web design by myself from youtube , tutorials and watching others do it. You catch on very quickly and its a lot of fun when you get into it.

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Hello, I 'm a beginner in web design, as a fresher right now I'm following only W3school and all information's getting online. Looking for a professional who can guide me and trained.
Thanks

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thank you all i learned so much

thnx

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I learned web design after a year of trial and errors. I learned many HTML tricks that I am now using on my website. My website can be admired at http://www.digitalundivide.com/

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Good post. Well for my side, I learned by trying using html and php. But I had to design just the webpage for a private, non forprofit organization. And the exact details did not matter. Would have been different of course, if my first job would have been to design a commerial site.

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I learned web design many years ago by trial and error. I was the only person at the firm who had half a clue about computers, so I did the website. FrontPage came free with Windows at that time, so I just played with that.

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Hi,

Learning website is not that hard but management your web design project is in fact the main job. You will learn by experience one day but if you have good management sense and to make your life easier you use the best management tool then surely you will meet success. Though, a lot software do exist for management and specifically for web project management but to me Synergist is the best one. Have anyone of you tried it?

- Stella.

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im self taught on MS frontpage about 8 years ago design isnt my strong point
yeah i know frontpage is noobish but still easy for creating tables and adding keywords and fast text editing as far as media goes it kinda sucks...i would like to learn more about adding flash players into my sites if anyone has a great idea im all ears

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I got started the same way you are, by teaching myself. I bought lots of books and did lots of research online to learn the basics. Then I learned by doing. I found people that needed websites done and I did them. If I came across something I didn't know how to do I would pull out my books or turn to Google and figure out how to do it. I think that's the best way to learn anything. I wasn't very good in the beginning, but now it's almost 10 years later and I have my own business creating websites. Practical application is always the best teacher.

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Now is the popular JAVA programming language, you can start from this study

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One solution, of course, is just hiring a good web design company and let them do the work of creating your site. If you sell a lot of products and require a complex design and shopping cart, then it is probably a good idea to let an expert do the initial work for you.

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Mostly self thought via the internet and friends.

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I learned by try and error - many tries and many errors to be honest. And it was a lot of fun!

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if you interested with it .you read more books about it .

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I learned my web design through free video tutorials on the internet. There's a lot of video tutorials that can change your life. So see for yourself, have a great day!

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I started learning it last year and still I am a learner.

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Well I would not say I am master of that but I used to edit some photos of celebrities for my client, while doing this I gained lot much knowledge of handling various photshop tools. It was really entertaining work for me.

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I learnt web designing on my own through the internet Smiling

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Hey, I WebDesigns and what I did was make some tutorials. There are those that show how to add some effects to text or how to make fire or ice - thse are good to find out what photoshop can do but (for examnple) and find tutorials as "interface design "Practice, practice, practice ...

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I learned simple html from the web document, A Beginner's Guide To HTML. I also did what many other people did which was to copy the code of pages I liked. I then becaame part of artnetweb which was a loose artists collaborative and website, one of the first to come out of New York City.

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I learned this stuff by doing practice .I feel proud that I learn these thing by himself .If any one try it may be he/she feel uncomfortable in the beginning but after some error you learn lot .

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I learn more simple, will read more, self-study design check material

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i was using notepad in my school day to do some html coding after that i move to Microsoft frontpage then Macromedia dream weaver.
for newbie w3school is best place to learn any web language

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Hello, everyone
I'm a new webmaster and know less about web design.
But i know its an efficient skill when i manage my small games site with my partner.
I just found here a great place to learn more and i will go further under your suggestions.
Thanks all very much.

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Hi, To learn Web Design you have to start it from basic of HTML and you can also find some tutorials online which are best to learn web designing.

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Learned web designing on my own. When I was a first timer, I used to copy other people's design. But in time, with much practice and determination, I have created my own style.

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How did I learn? I guess by downloading scripts from other people and playing around with them until I created something that resembled a website. I am far from being a complete professional, but I think I've come a long way.

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What skills will help you make web sites that actually work?

Here’s my list of the most important web design skills that anyone who wants to make good web sites should at least try to learn:

* Marketing
* Branding & positioning
* Traffic generation
* Information architecture
* Graphic design
* Production
* Accessibility & usability
* Copywriting

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i just learn web design in this year,when i dont know,i just search the problem from the google,usually can solve the problem.

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Well it's difficult to tell. I was using internet from 8-9 years ago and got interested in web technology. After that I started learning HTML online by reading helpful tutorials. I also used W3School regularly. Then I learned CSS, PHP, MySQL etc.

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Web design can be very important to learn if you are considering doing business online. Also, You can join personal classes for Web design.

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I started with w3schools and learn web designing.

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I actually got into web designing when i was in school. At first html, Css, and java scripts bore me to death but when I made a succesful and running program that's when it hit me. I love the satisfaction you get when you make something work on your own or with advice from others but still you were the one doing all the work.

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I'm an artist naturally.

So, I simply put together things I like until I'm satisfied.

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I am still learning. Smiling I like W3Schools and other comparable sites. Sometimes I would pick the brains of people from Digital Point as well. I also more recently found a really awesome article at About.com describing step by step how to do a basic three-column CSS layout. It doesn't have all the attributes such as body bg but it's a start. Right now I'm probably going to use that layout and find ways to expand on it without messing up the cross-browser functionality.

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I learned basic web design from school and after i looked at our finished project i was so amazed that i got hooked. I admit that i'm not really good in designing but i am perfecting my skills and learning more tricks of the trade to further promote my website designing skill.

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I started learning web design and coding when I was frustrated with some of the easy website builders. I didn't always like the way my sites would turn out and I was tired of using templates. I am still somewhat of a novice though because I only learn on my spare time.

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Wow! Great discussion on started topic, I found a lot of information on topic here. Thanks to start it.

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Humm. great tips, I have a friend (girl)and she is very much interested to learn. I suggest her to w3school also I had learn from there, yes she is good in Photoshop.

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I have learned web design by dreamweaver

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Learned it by myself. Have had exams in Java and programming on University.

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I don't even know why it occurred to me to do that but for some reason I was able to figure out HTML and how it worked on my own. Then I mostly consulted coding references a lot and read site like webmonkey and web pages that suck to figure out how to do things.

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I dont even know why it occurred to me to do that but for some reason I was able to figure out HTML and how it worked on my own. Then I mostly consulted coding references a lot and read site like webmonkey and web pages that suck to figure out how to do things.

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I was always eager to know how website works, what's working at the back end of a website. So I started noticing the source of a webpage, hence I built a passion of website development.

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I am very passionate about web design and i am starting learning it from myself whenever i stuck in web designing, i solved that issue with the help of my friends who are in this field and now i am an expert in web designer.

Web design is the creation of websites. This includes the information architecture, user interface, site structure, navigation, layout, colors, fonts, and imagery. All of these are combined with the principles of design to create a website that meets the goals of the owner and designer.

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Hi, it was just through a love of computers and creation of my sites that I saw I had knack to it and it is just my thing, I love creating and designing websites and would not change it for the world! It is my passion, work and life and I even dream it sometimes Smiling

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How did you learn Photoshop? Design and Graphics book I would also recommend sitepoints 101 Photoshop tips for web designers

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edysonjack wrote:
How did you learn Photoshop? Design and Graphics book I would also recommend sitepoints 101 Photoshop tips for web designers

I can share some best tips for website designing i think its very helpful to all web designer because Web design is a best way to introduce your website and it is good to develop your business.If we have to introduce our website we have to make some attractive design to our site.There are some tips for web design,You have to do research the keywords and than navigate to friendly Search engine,You can also use some best website images for making good design.I think its very useful for you.

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These was such nice discussion going on here. Well, I am new here in these forum and the same in this discussion. The information shared here are all so useful and informative. I am planning of developing my own website so can you guys guide me how to I start building a website and what the factors do I need to kept in mind to make website attractive.

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I have learned HTML, CSS, JavaScript and PHP at my home. No teacher teach me. I have learned it from w3schools.com. It is a very good tutorial site about those subject. And I am using xamp for php coding. Xamp also work on Ubuntu12.04.

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I started messing around with raw html coding years ago my early efforts where very amatuerish (natch) - some say they still are.
Being a telecoms engineer, building websites gives me a creative outlet usually denied to people with soldering irons.

My tip for beginners is to learn with raw code - raw code pages are usually mean and lean - loading much faster than bloaty front page sites.
Another thing I learn from was pulling free templates apart to see how they work. Seeing a strange bit of css in a site and working out what it does and how it does it gave me an insight.

All these years later, I've now learnt enough to know next to nothing.

Gaspode

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At some point I made a decision becoming a Personal computer Science major. Right after weeks in the development class, I began teaching personally Javascript, then this month or two after, Perl. It is often any roller coaster since that time.

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I do not know why my little traffic should be done to improve traffic

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I had great difficulty learning sedign web, but maybe now there is enlightenment

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I had joined an design institute in the start but it wasnt much helpful and so i started doing practice on my own websites by using Dreamweaver and now i can do changes even by using notepad. Dreamweaver is very helpful for newbies are still on a learning stage and its faster for experienced persons. Then i started learning Photoshop by editing my own pics

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I learned the basics on HTML & CSS on youtube. A channel called "The New Boston". They have tutorials on most programming languages and other tutorials. Really easy to understand and learn from.

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I was working in the office of an elected official and was asked to oversee the redesign of her website and then to handle updating of the site once it was launched. In working with the web designer on this site, I became very interested in web design as a way to give myself a creative outlet while providing a communication tool for my clients.

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Good old dreamweaver and google!

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Well, how did I learn web design?

It was a part of my syllabus. I learnt it in my masters. Though I knew basic web design before as well, but most of the web design I learnt in my masters.

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I started to learn web designing through the university and also through the help of tutorial site. There are so many of good educational institute available there you can join good web designing course. You can also use tutorial site to learn web design by yourself.

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hi every one

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I do not have their own websites, if you want to learn it, only to the professional learning.

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Just try to learn through some tutorials..It greatly helps you..Try to create some own designs using dreamweaver and get tips from the seniors!

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I'm not an expert at web designing. But I learnt it from my friend who is a software engineer plus a web design expert.

I found web designing really interesting. Unfortunately couldn't give much time to web design because of my busy professional life, but looking forward to start learning it again.

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Learnt it in college. It was a part of my syllabus.

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