Some of the most common questions asked may range from “what do you really need to know?” to “should you learn to code?”,“what tools do you need to have?”, etc.
Don’t overthink. Just start with these fundamental webs and visual design skills and you’ll soon be on your way!
1. Visual Design
Visual design focuses on design principles that determine the look and feel of a website. These may range from proportions to typography, grid systems, color theory, etc. When starting off, it is suggested to experiment with web fonts and color palettes. One can always learn by experimenting and eventually get an idea to develop holistic designs that soothe the end-user. Different kind of websites & banners needs different types of visual designs. It is a good practice to try out designing for different niches; this would help the designer choose themes, colors, and fonts much more quickly than a novice.
2. User Experience or UX
This refers to the end-user experience when they use a website. UX is about designing with a user-first perspective and must take care of what the user wants.
Practicing different designs taking into consideration the user can help a great deal.
3. Using Website Design Software Tools
Tools like Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator can help the designers create mock-ups, design assets (logos and images), and modify and enhance photos. Learn to use the tools more effectively by using different features. You may start out by trying out a few free Photoshop alternatives too!
4. HTML & CSS
If you want to start learning web design for free, HTML & CSS are great skills to start with. HTML is the coding language that is used to put content on a web page and give it structure, which means giving the shape of the word of headlines, paragraphs, footers, etc. It also includes how you structure the photos, videos, and graphics on a web page. On the other hand, CSS makes all the text and other content look good. With CSS, you can adjust the colors, fonts, background and much more!
Above are some of the fundamentals you can start off with. The more you practice, the quicker you’ll learn and the better your designs will be. Keep the end-user in mind and work your designs per their perspective!
Here’s a bonus tip – do what you love and love what you do!
Sophia is one of the top resources at Technisun Solutions Pty Ltd. She contributes towards the company’s content and digital marketing requirements. Technisun Solutions Pty Ltd. is one of the most renowned PHP Development Companies in Melbourne. Sophia enjoys DIY projects when not working on the computer!