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How hard is it to learn web designing?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by TheRallymethod, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. TheRallymethod

    TheRallymethod Junior Member

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    How hard is it to learn web designing? Because a month ago, I was trying to build a website using Adobe Dreamweaver, and that is by far the most difficult software ever. Probably, because I didn't know what I was doing... I pretty much know how to build a website using platforms like wordpress, weebly, and webs.com and sites such as. However, I want to learn the whole nine yards.... now where can I learn the basics and on up to Java script and Flash. Are there any tutorials or eBooks you all can recommend me? that's free? and will it be difficult and I am not looking to learn anything overnight, but how long do you think it would take to get everything down pack? are there any guides here on BlackHatWorld? Thanks in advance!
     
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    rettaibi Regular Member

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    Web design is very easy if you have a designers touch
    Watch this tutorial, Will take some time but will give you the conventions from a professional designer
    http://m.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDED5C745A1F3D60A
    Remove the m. I'm on mobile so It gave me the mobile url
    Good luck

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  4. ja3000

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    Sounds like you're more interested in web development than design. Most agencies doing this sort of work are going to have a designer put together a wireframe and a developer making everything functional. And if you've ever tried to read one of those "learn C in 21 days" books you know how easy it is to get bored and start skipping over stuff bc you figure you can just reference it later. My suggestion is to come up with a project that's going to motivate you. Find a site you think is cool and reverse engineer it. Figure out how it works and write your own code. Then if you truly want to be a javascript or flash guru, try freelancing to really sharpen your skills. Point is don't just say "I wanna learn javascript" or it's going to take you a lot longer.
     
  5. Moosey

    Moosey Senior Member

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    I'd recommend learning to work with Wordpress. Opportunities are pretty much endless, and you'll have an endless supply of themes and plugins to utilize.
     
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    Quite easy. Look up Lynda Tutorials on Youtube. Also, Tizag.com is a great resource for different types of coding learning.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TXq2JUBo8k Here is one on Dreamweaver
     
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    Don't use dreamweaver. Learn Wordpress, it's easy to grasp and it can do pretty much anything with some hacking.
     
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  8. TheRallymethod

    TheRallymethod Junior Member

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    Good suggestion... However, the thing is, I do not even know where to start. I have no money for any fancy software right now... I'm starting from scratch here that is why I'm looking for some tutorials and guides on how to at least get a root start on trying some things out.
     
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    TheRallymethod Junior Member

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    I was told that a lot of clients turn their noses up at wordpress themes and layouts because they feel that it looks too much like a typical platform... I mean, that was what I was told by a guy who is a web designer, he said it is best to learn how to code (raw). I didn't run with what he told me, but I kept it in my mind because I'm learning.
     
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    SmileAtmyWins BANNED BANNED

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    There are Lynda tutorials regarding editing/creating Wordpress themes within Dreamweaver as well. I'm not sure if I got that tutorial from BHW or not, but if not I'll upload it.

    Here's a tutorial on how to create a custome page.php template for wordpress using dreamweaver I found by doing a simple youtube search. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKhMpwXb_cc
     
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    Great find as always. In reference to my previous post, I basically typed it out without reading any of the replies, including your link to the dreamweaver tutorial, and in no way meant to discredit your post! :) sorry if it came across like that.
     
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    SmileAtmyWins BANNED BANNED

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    Oh, no, I don't take anything you say in an offensive way. We've spoken on several threads and know you're an information based poster, and don't intend on trolling for no reason. These are just discussions :).
     
  13. SPQR

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    DreamWeaver is crafted by the devil. Start by watching some basic YouTube videos, then move on to TheNewBoston's HTML5 series. The reason why I am recommending HTML5 is because it is growing in popularity. By the time you put in your "10,000 hours" learning an older variation of HTML, it will already be pretty much dead.
     
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    The latest version of Dreamweaver supports HTML 5 and CSS3 even though both of those languages are not done being developed by W3.
     
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    Well yeah. But Dreamweaver just has to many design flaws. It would be best just to download Notepad++ or Context and develop from scratch.
     
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    Which is exactly how I code. But that's not for beginners. Editing Wordpress theme files with Dreamweaver would give a new person to design a better learning experience than just downloading notepad ++. It also teaches them about cross browser compatibility. Which is also hard to grasp as a newbie, but that's just my two cents.
     
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    codecademy
     
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    Udemy
    Codeacademy
    TeamTreeHouse

    So many resources out there the world is your oyster bro
     
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    Just practice and don't give up. I've now started getting others to do my web design out of laziness, but it just takes time to get the hang of it.
     
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