Learning to Be a Professional Web Designer

Web designers and developers are often highly sought after, and their career is often very well paid!  It is not that easy to become a web designer or developer though; there are lots of skills and knowledge to be gained beforehand.  Here are some of the steps involved in becoming a designer.

One of the first things you can do to begin learning web design is take a look at a broad range of sites and make a note of how they are laid out, what sort of effects are used and how menus are laid out.  This research will help you to create your own ideas later.

Having the right tools at your disposal is important – a good way to learn about graphics on websites is through using programmes like Adobe Illustrator.  Many web designers sketch out their ideas using vector graphics programmes such as this!

There are a range of skills you would need to become a web designer, including:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • PHP
  • SQL
  • Bootstrap

There are a whole range of websites which offer online learning in these skills, so you can learn them at your own pace and in your own time.