If like me you are just starting out in Web Design and are at a loss of where to begin then look no further...I may just be able to help.
For us novices, the world of the wide web can be a little daunting. There’s a lot of technical jargon and also many aspects to web design, so finding a starting point amongst it all is no mean feat.
My first project therefore see’s me taring apart all of the information I have gathered and relaying it in the simplest terms possible to help others overcoming the initial hurdles of web design. It’s actually much simpler than you would have thought!
As I learn more I’ll add additional resources and extra chapters to my site, so keep an eye on my Blog, follow me on Twitter, and come back for another visit in the future.
I hope you find my site usefull!
The information provided on my site relates to the front-end part of web design. I have broken this down into the technical and design aspects.
The Technical part touches on basics of front-end code, tools required to write your code and other aspects to get your website up and running on the web.
The Design part does not include any info on design packages I am afraid but touches more on the best practices and theory of designing for the web which is fundamental to your pot of knowledge when it comes to web design.
On the left hand side of this page you will see a list of page links to what I beleive are the fundamental basics of Web Design. I've split this out into two sections "Technical" and "Design"to make it a little simpler. Here is a brief overview of each topic.
HTML "Hypertext Markup Language" is the building blocks of web design and is the findamental language/code used to display information on the web. If you want to be a web designer this will be the first thing you will need to get a basic understanding of. Dont worry the basics are really simple!
The basic tools of web design come in the form of "notepad", a text editor and a web editing tool called a "WYSIWYG" or "What you see is what you get" web editor. Here I will detail a bit about why and how they are used.
Although as you will find, creating beautiful Images has actually got nothing to do with Web Design, visual aids do help to make your sites alot more appealing on the eye. Here I have detailed some fundamental's that you will need to know that will allow you to spice up your sites with ease.
Well it does what is says on the tin. Here I have detailed a bit of info on how to get your sites up and running on to the World Wide Web.
CSS or "Cascading Style Sheets" has become a very popular tool for web designers due to it's ability to simplify and seperate the design of your web pages from it's content. It is another set of code that you insert or attach to your HTML file to style your HTML content. Having a single file that sets the design of your whole web site is a real benefit so here I will detail a little to get you started.