I'm a Web Developer, how do I get better at design?
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May 3rd, 2013, 02:15 AM
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Okay, before you question my opinions, I do this for a living and have qualifications from W3Schools in 3 languages, on top of studying this as my major. But if you want to be a web developer, you need to actually be able to design. There's no two ways about it, a client is
rarely going to come to you with a design already at hand. Reason being, people don't want to pay two different designers to work on their site, they want to have one person to do it all. So what I'd recommend is studying the the most important parts of web design, you can't actually go into a design blind and say "yeah that looks good". There's at least 9 important principals you need to consider. Most of which are seen
. Don't bother learning to code full websites until you learn the elements of design required to do them.
Knowing the code is all well and good, but if you don't know how to use it, there's no point. Pretty much everything in the tutorial I linked above is to do with the design and not the code. Coding a website (overly complex ones aside) is only about 20% of the importance. The ability to use CSS/HTML is commonplace nowadays on the web, however the ability to design is much more sought after. Start with that page, look up some other tutorials on Google for design advice.
Thanks for the link, there is just so much crap that has to be taken into account when designing. If you ask me its more complicated than programming. Atleast in programming you have a goal, you know what you have to do and you have a few ways to get thre, or sometimes you just have the direct way. Either way picking up this design stuff is going to be harder than I thought. I wish I had the money to take a good design course..
I really dont understand how people can expect you to do both. The programming on a site can get pretty complicated, then they want you to design their site too? SMH.. oh well I'll get this.
: I am reading some articles that made me realize I'm going about the design process all wrong, my main problem is im trying to rush/force it..
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