Web design began as a disciplined aptitude back in 1989 as the computer designers reached for greater usability for everyday life. At that time, design was relegated to the use of symbols and stokes of the tab key to produce an informational site about the World Wide Web, also known as www. Although the concept of the design was envisioned twenty years earlier, technology needed time to catch the vision. Web design can be attributed to Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of the first website. This text-only site made history and that history continues to evolve at a rapid pace.
This brings us to the present day – creating and designing the contemporary website. First, an aspiring web designer needs to know what is most important to understand before beginning. With so much to learn in this field, it would take much more than this brief synopsis to make you a master designer, but here are some suggestions. “How to” begins with seeing. Seeing something inspires a task that must be hands on. So, TUTORIALS should be your first approach. Try a few, but don’t overwhelm yourself with so many that you become confused. As you watch the tutorial, make note of the capabilities and implementation that suits your desired vision.
After watching the actual design through steps and graphics, it’s time to learn a new language or two. That language is HTML and it is the foundation for your designs creation. The other is CSS, which gives your design the style that you have constructed in your mind. Once you understand the basic concept of HTML, the following step is to learn what is involved in the language. The most important facets are Elements, Tags, and attributes. These determine the information and the ‘where’ and ‘how’ they will be placed and seen. Research and patience is the key here.
There are many ways to learn web design, and you will have to choose the path that you’re most comfortable with. You can always fall back on classes and schooling and procure a degree or even just engross yourself in reading any and everything about the topic. Interactive instruction is helpful because you can participate and create an image of completion in your mind with each step. Although there is a style of comprehension suitable for each individual, a fusion of each type will keep the mind interested and motivated.