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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hello web folks i just wonder how i got this web designing ...casually started learning but it is what made me a professional....i surfed web for several data for how to perform the actions individually and then started doing some the website and mostly YouTube was my favorite one among them.

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hello web folks i just wonder how i got this web designing ...casually started learning but it is what made me a professional....i surfed web for several data for how to perform the actions individually and then started doing some the website and mostly YouTube was my favorite one among them.

kiran is a web consultant for web designing companies in Mumbai and school management software free demo version.

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It was a part of my college syllabus. I enjoyed it actually, because it was my field of interest. I wanted to learn it.

And when you go to your field of interest, you really enjoy learning it.

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Hi web folks i was just trying hard to learn web designing when i was on the search one of my friend suggested w3schools then i gone through it and some videos on youtube now i great at desighning a site very easy.....

kiran is a web consultant for web designing companies in Mumbai and school management software free demo version.

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I start to learn web designing through college. In this day many of web design tutorial sites available that also make an easy way for self learning. There are so many of tutorial site available online that you can use to learn about web designing.

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I learnt it through online sites mainly from w3schools

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I'd like to learn web design from home. Is there any software that I can download that teaches how to design a web site.

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Well, learnt it from my university. I still remember those golden days when I was learning web designing.

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I'm not an expert at web designing. But learned few basics from my friend Smiling

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Learned it from my cousin. He is quite expert at it Smiling

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Learned from my university. Smiling

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Not an expert at web designing, but learned some basics from my friend

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I learned from an online tutorial call w3schools it was really helpful for me. It’s very helpful for a beginner and I use to read for tutorials.

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I learned starting about 5 or 6 years ago using Frontpage!
I still use it from time to time Laughing out loud

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I learned HTML and CSS in w3schools.com. It's good place to start HTML and CSS

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I've learned about we designing through free tutorials online and so far I love how things work in it, its not an easy way but when you see that your business is growing you can say that it's all worth it.

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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.

Hi Friend,

very nice post,
thanks for sharing this information , I am very happy to read your post because this information is very useful for me.
actually I am just start to take a training for designing and I hope you will help me for a best lesson to teach.

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Best way for a beginner to learn web design and Dreamweaver?

Several years ago I used to be into web design (back when it was basically just HTML) and I did a lot of the coding myself. It's a hobby I would like to get back into, no rush. I have noticed that things have significantly changed; CSS, Flash, XHTML, etc.

If you are a web designer in this day and age, how did you learn? I've seen the Lynda series out there, so that's an option. I would prefer to learn on my computer at home but I'm open to buy a nice book or two. I am just wondering what out there is effective and a good source of information for beginners, especially with using Dreamweaver. Like I said, I'd like ot combine the two in the same tutorial if possible.

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I didn't learn web designing, but I want to learn it. I believe that tutorial sites are the best way to learn web designing because it saves a lot of time and money as we don't need to travel any place to attend the classes.

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First i learn about HTML and Web Design from SEO tutorial and then tried myself been a web designer with websitelancers.com then it was incredible. I love it...

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My experience with web design began some 10 years ago in high school. I went to the circle of interests related to the latest technologies, where I met the first html tags Smiling What was my joy when I saw your first website. Now, I'm not act so strongly in the creation of websites, the more I use the ready-made solutions and slightly modifies them for search engines. I moved out in the SEO industry.

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I'm a college student and I took up BSIT. We studied the HTML when i was 2nd year. It is basic HTML and I really enjoy learning it, but we took the advance and im still learning it. It became hard to me.

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Initially i started with html and css, and for that w3 helped me a lot. Than i improvise my programming skills by learning "C", C helped me to understand and write Javascripts. But the most important thing is practice, as much as you practice your designing skill will improvise.

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I learned a lot from W3 Schools and its awesome

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I learnt web design on my own. When I purchased my first computer, I was interested in making a website for myself, so I taught myself html. Later, I learnt PHP and MySQL, all on my own.

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I learnt html on my own through reading tutorials and ebooks over the net. It feels good when you learn something new on your own. Smiling

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I taught myself web design by getting a couple introduction to HTML books from the public library to familiarize myself with the basics. Once you get comfortable with creating basic pages, you can take the extra step to create dynamic pages.

A great tool is dreamweaver which gives you a GUI based system to create pages. You do not need to know HTML to use this. Dreamweaver also has an excellent tutorial which you can use. Get a decent web design book for reference.

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I started learning from W3schools. When I was B.SC student then one of our web design teachers showed us some tutorials from W3schools. Then I learnt wordpress. However, I should admit that I am not a professional web designer. I don't have knowledge on CSS or Functions but I can modify a default wordpress, HTML theme. Smiling

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I was first used Microsoft Front Page.

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I've been working as a prepress Graphic designer, ever since 1997-1998 ...after a couple of years nearly 2001, some friends of mine asked me to do a Logo design for their Website. Then I've been doing many Graphics for other Web designers ...and at one point, I asked my self, Why can't I do web design too? So in 2004 I started to learn HTMl ...later I attended IT academy ... and here I am today.

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Personally I learnt from trial and error and through self education!

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Basically I started from blogger then eventually moved over to Wordpress.

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i learned by viewing source. lol
I learned with notepad Smiling 20 years ago. one language - html

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Well, I had support from my friends. Then I joined a class to learn more about code.

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Hi, everyone! In my case, I enroll in a small course that teaches such stuff and watching videos online and tutorial also helps a lot.

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I took a short course about webpage design 13 years ago. I forgot all about it until I had to use it last year when I landed a job in a website marketing company. Though I remember a few I'm still in the process recalling of everything and learning new tools about webpage design Smiling

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Hi guys! I think you should use divi theme provided by the wordpress which offers you the elegant, wonderful layout for your site designing without any programming skills.Your text to link...

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I started by using Microsoft Frontpage, then learn html and css. Then content management system - Joomla.

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Learning web designing is not a tough but how to stay updated with each and everything about trends in market is issue. If you are not aware about trends then you couldn't be able to design that meet your customers requirements.

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You can develop a website by using wordpress themes and plugins easily..without having much more technical skills

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simply i can say youtube is the best source to learn somthing new...yeppeee

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I have learnt web designing at home using YouTube videos and W3 School lessons.

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2017, now everyone is studying on video courses.

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My main sources were Codecademy and FreeCodeCamp. Smiling

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A traves de un curso.

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a traves de un curso en pingüino octonautas

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In college.

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I learn design by my self.. with searching google and sosial media forum like this... so I can build my web like wordpress ..

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I learned HTML from a book. HTML 3.01, probably about 1997 or so. I was babysitting and didn't have access to a computer, so I literally wrote my first HTML page with notebook paper. Typed it up when I got home and it worked great.

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I mainly prefer online courses and I am learning web design by making the templates from scratch, downloading them from w3school, and try to make them without using any framework.

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back 25 years ago - I learned barebones html and perl - view source was my friend, it taught me what others did, learned these languages the old school way, btw no google back then Smiling

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