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Posted by on Mar 5, 2015 in Design, Development, Programming |

Web Design 101

 

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Do you think you’ve got what it takes to be a web designer? Web design has became one of the most wanted job descriptions now days, and with the Internet integrating with every aspect of our lives, it’s non a thing to wander at. Web design is a complex set of skills, that, when disintegrated stop looking that scary and can become a pretty good and easy career choice. So, are you ready to join in on it? First you will need to know what web design is and what are the options for you.

Front end development – this section of the web design business is perfect for beginners and people new to programming and web development. In this branch you will be creating the very skeleton of the web site, make it from scratch, get the content, customize it and create the pages as you want them. Front end stands for the fact that all your business will be visible to the end user. The user will be looking at the page you put together, style you chose and functions you enabled. Technologies to know when working in front end are: >>HTML<<(w3c,npr.) – language that makes the very core of your page, as here you will introduce elements and content, making the first markup of the end result; CSS – will make your HTML shine, look better and let you manipulate things like colors, shapes and style; JavaScript – a little bit into coding, JS will enable you to give your page some extra abilities, make rolling pictures or allow dynamic content.

Flat design of business branding and development web pageBack end development – regarding the part of the job done behind the scene, code ninjas in this department need to be skillful already to begin with. It’s not that front enders are less skilled than back enders, but it is easier to start with front because the skills needed to start are less demanding. Back end programmers are the ones connecting your web site with the servers in the back, enabling them to process and do complex tasks like data base handling seen in public services or web stores. You will need to know all about mySQL and data bases in order to start here. Knowing the PHP language will also be very helpful if you plan on doing it for life, as those are the basic requirements for the business.

Design – last, but not least, if you are not into coding and have an eye for a pretty details, this could be just what you need. Design is a complex thing, including color theory and a lot of psychology, and there is a lot of little things you need to know and you can learn them on college or by simply observing, depending on your talent and skills. Design for web is a little different from classic design so if you are switching, there is a set of rules you will need to learn. You will be responsible for making the web page before it’s even started and choosing the right style and appearance for your web page.