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Developing a quality design for your website is important if you want to create a professional image. Keep reading to learn more about web design and the common mistakes you should avoid.

Design Elements

A design that is not up to date will not create a positive image for your website. Web design trends evolve regularly and your visitors will notice that your site is not up to date right away if your design corresponds to trends that are a couple of years old. Subscribe to some newsletters or blogs on web design so you can learn about the latest trends. Try creating a brand new design for your site every two years and do not hesitate to make small changes when needed. You should also work on learning new languages you can use to improve your designs, such as Java Script or Flash.

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Your design elements should not be included in your HTML pages. Updating your site and adding new pages will be much easier if you use a CSS sheet. You can easily learn how to use CSS within less than a month. Create your CSS sheet to define your design elements and connect this sheet to your HTML pages. You will then be able to update your design by making a few changes to a single CSS sheet instead of changing all your pages. Using CSS should also help you be more consistent and have all your pages look the same. You can learn CSS thanks to online tutorials or simply read a book on this topic.

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Do not forget about search engine optimization when creating a design for your website. A properly optimized design will help search engine spiders analyze your content. You should use a very simple design and keep your design elements in a CSS sheet. Using pictures for your design can confuse search engine spiders. If you have an image for your background, remove it and set a simple color for the background of your site. Do not use a banner for your header since you can use this space to describe your entire page with a title tag and some strong keywords.

Html Pages

Never use set values for your design elements. You might be tempted to choose set values for your different elements if you have a hard time with aligning them but remember that the set values you choose might not look good under a different resolution. It is best to choose some percentages to define the size and position of your different elements so your design can be properly displayed under different resolutions. Look at your design with different devices and resolutions to make sure it can be properly displayed.

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Avoid these common web design mistakes and take the time to learn more on this topic so you can create a quality design for your website. Do not hesitate to hire a professional web designer if you have a hard time with creating the design you want for your site.


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    • Pindiespace
    • December 31, 2013
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    What Is The Embodied Energy Of A Web Page? Since “sustainable web design” and “sustainable virtual design” may become important for the web, game, and virtual world industries, I am interested in defining sustainability in the virtual space.

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      • Admin
      • December 31, 2013
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      It depends on what you mean by “sustainable”, so I will answer it in 2 totally different ways.

      “Sustainable” as in “sustainable energy/environmental issues”: This really has to do with your host. If you pay a bit more you can find “green hosts” that generate at least a portion of the power from renewable sources and try to minimize their carbon footprint.

      “Sustainable” as in “long-lasting and low rate of redesign”: This has to do with staying *far* away from trends. We have to keep in mind that marques and blink tags were once the hot, “in” thing. After that, Java applets were. And then sites stuffed with Flash content. All of these look amateur by today’s standards. While no one has a crystal ball, minimalism, semantic code, HTML5 and general web standards can go a long way towards creating a site that will require little redesigning in the foreseeable future.

      I hope this helps. If I didn’t hit what you were talking about at all, please add more info.

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    • Soso
    • January 11, 2014
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    I Would Love To Have A Career In Graphic Design, Is It Extremely Competitive? Are their qualifications I could add to a degree in graphic design to make me more employable? How about variations of graphic designer which are less competitive?

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      Some facts about graphic designers
      * About 25 percent are self-employed; many do freelance work in addition to holding a salaried job in design or in another occupation.
      * A bachelor's degree is required for most entry-level positions; however, an associate degree may be sufficient for some technical positions.
      * Job seekers are expected to face keen competition; individuals with a bachelor's degree and knowledge of computer design software, particularly those with Web site design and animation experience will have the best opportunities.

      Other qualifications that might be needed…

      In addition to postsecondary training in graphic design, creativity, communication, and problem-solving skills are crucial. Graphic designers must be creative and able to communicate their ideas visually, verbally, and in writing. They also must have an eye for details. Designers show employers these traits by putting together a portfolio--a collection of examples of a person's best work. A good portfolio often is the deciding factor in getting a job.

      Because consumer tastes can change quickly, designers also need to be well read, open to new ideas and influences, and quick to react to changing trends. The ability to work independently and under pressure are equally important traits. People in this field need self-discipline to start projects on their own, to budget their time, and to meet deadlines and production schedules. Good business sense and sales ability also are important, especially for those who freelance or run their own firms.

      Advanced qualifications:
      Beginning graphic designers usually receive on-the-job training and normally need 1 to 3 years of training before they can advance to higher positions. Experienced graphic designers in large firms may advance to chief designer, art or creative director, or other supervisory positions. Some designers leave the occupation to become teachers in design schools or in colleges and universities. Many faculty members continue to consult privately or operate small design studios to complement their classroom activities. Some experienced designers open their own firms or choose to specialize in one area of graphic design.

      Employment:
      Graphic designers held about 261,000 jobs in 2006. Most graphic designers worked in specialized design services; advertising and related services; printing and related support activities; or newspaper, periodical, book, and directory publishers. Other designers produced computer graphics for computer systems design firms or motion picture production firms. A small number of designers also worked in engineering services or for management, scientific, and technical consulting firms.

      About 25 percent of designers were self-employed. Many did freelance work--full time or part time--in addition to holding a salaried job in design or in another occupation.

      Job Outlook:
      Employment of graphic designers is expected grow about as fast as average. Keen competition for jobs is expected; individuals with a bachelor's degree and knowledge of computer design software, particularly those with Web site design and animation experience will have the best opportunities.

      My boyfriend is in school right now for graphic design and his classes are challenging but he enjoys every minute. I know that if you want to be a graphic designer you HAVE to be good at what you do because there is always someone out there who can do better. I hope this helps.

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    • Willow
    • January 23, 2014
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    How Can I Get Paid To Be A Graphic Designer? I’m into my fifth month of school for Web graphic Design. When it comes to beginner designer, I’m actually below that. Is there a way, I can learn more about graphic design and still make money online doing it?

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      Graphic design is a very broad field. My advise to you is continue learning in school and try to do as many tutorials (online) that you can do. Read about new things happening in web design and the right software being used. You have to dedicate time to your profession and always stay on top of new technology and trends. Freelancing is a good way to get started in graphic design and to make some money. There are many sites, just google freelance graphic design. Develop your creative mind first and then work on your software skills. For me concept is the key to graphic design or any design. Hope this helps.

      http://www.freelancedesigners.com/

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    • Demond Bivins
    • January 24, 2014
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    What Is Your Typical Day As Or Front End Web Developer/ Back-end Web Developer/ Web Developer? I curious about this becuase I’m interested in being a web developer after I graduate from college and I want to make sure I got the right career this time. Please share your expierence here with good details. Only web developers answer Please!!

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      Hey buddy,

      I just graduated from college like 3 weeks ago and just started my first full time job as a front end web developer recently. I am going to tell you how the typical day for me has been so far in my career as a web developer. Please note that the typical day for web developers varies from company to company.

      My typical day consists usually fixing front end bugs (HTML, CSS, Javascript errors, testing (A/B Split Testing), unit testing, UX tests to test the usability of mobile or websites, meetings and special projects. In fact, I was just assigned to a huge project at my company today that will launch in late April in fact. I would say overall, I spend most of my time doing filling out ticket requests to fix front end bugs and updating the websites. I work for a large retail corporation, so I have to update the code bases often. Keep in mind that my day job is Front End Web Developer, but I also have back end knowledge (PHP, MYSQL, Java, etc.). I can’t do the back end stuff at my company because the back end is done in ASP.NET and I am not an asp.net developer. I have no design skills at all, at my company, we have a creative team that does the designing.

      As far as school goes, college only teaches you the basics. When you graduate, please do not think you know everything like many students do, because you don’t. The real world is different from school work. So far for me, the work is easier and more repetitious, but the workload is heavy. In college you do not learn about the how projects have a budget, production and development environments, soft skills and working with large teams. My biggest suggestion to you is do internships, paid or unpaid. I did two unpaid ones in college and that was enough for me to get a full time job. Also network your yourself and create a good resume. Your college should have a career center that can help with that.

      As far as the job market for web developers, it’s hot right now. I had companies from all over blowing up phone when they found out I was on the market. They are still calling me right now, even though I have a job. If you have experience through internships, you should have no issues finding a job in web development. The pay is generally good too :).

      Ok, I am going to motivate you a little. I hated college so much. I was broke and depressed everyday. People bullied me and I tried to commit suicide twice. My post college life has been amazing. I have a nice car now and recently bought a brand new beautiful luxury apartment. I can come to work and leave when I want as long as I don’t miss meetings. I can wear shorts and flip flops to work if I wanted too. My bosses are super laid back and easy going. So, being a web developer pays off after you get that first job.

      The longer you work in the industry, the more money you make. Most developers that I know do not have advanced degrees. You normally only need an associates or bachelors degree in computer science, information technology, information systems or some other related tech degree. At one time, you did not need a degree, now most companies require it. You could always work for yourself (freelancing) if finding a job at a company does not work out. Honestly though, getting into the industry is not terribly hard since we don’t need certifications, any formal exams or advance degrees. Please make sure you keep up with the latest trends in the industry. Just because you graduate college, does not mean you stop learning. You NEVER stop learning in this field. Make sure you create a portfolio of your work. I developed a PHP website by hand using HTML5, CSS3, JQuery/Ajax, PHP/MYSQL and JSON and put all my web dev projects from my internships and school on the website. My large portfolio and my two internships wowed employers. I was a complete loner in college, so I had free time to work on my career while the other students were out drinking and partying.

      Finally and most importantly, HAVE FUN. Seriously, if you are in this field because you want to make money, you will probably will be miserable. I spend my free time programming personal projects for fun. Web development is a hot field now and job growth is expected over the next several years. Well, think that is all. Good luck my friend. If you have questions, feel free to ask.

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    • Mindtank
    • January 26, 2014
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    What’s The Best Way To Get Into The Graphic Design Industry? I have an Associate’s Degree in Graphic Design and I want to know what my options are.

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      Hi! I’m glad you asked, because I am a librraian and I get hundreds of career questions each month. The best place to find salry, qualifications, and working condition information is the U.S. Department of labor’s Occupational Outlook Handbook.

      Here is what the 2006-2007 handbook says about graphic designers:

      “A bachelor's degree is required for most entry-level and advanced graphic design positions; although some entry-level technical positions may only require an associate degree. In addition to postsecondary training in graphic design, creativity, and communication and problem-solving skills are crucial. Graphic designers also need to be familiar with computer graphics and design software. A good portfolio--a collection of examples of a person's best work--often is the deciding factor in getting a job.

      Bachelor's of fine arts degree programs in graphic design are offered at many colleges, universities, and private design schools. The curriculum includes studio art, principles of design, computerized design, commercial graphics production, printing techniques, and Web site design. In addition to design courses, a liberal arts education or a program that includes courses in art history, writing, psychology, sociology, foreign languages and cultural studies, marketing, and business are useful in helping designers work effectively with the content of their work. Graphic designers must effectively communicate complex subjects to a variety of audiences. Increasingly, clients rely on graphic designers to develop the content and the context of the message in addition to performing technical layout work.

      Associate degrees and certificates in graphic design also are available from 2- and 3-year professional schools. These programs usually focus on the technical aspects of graphic design and include very few liberal arts courses. Graduates of 2-year programs normally qualify as assistants to graphic designers or for positions requiring technical skills only. Individuals who wish to pursue a career in graphic design--and who already possess a bachelor's degree in another field--can complete a 2-year or 3-year program in graphic design to learn the technical requirements.

      The National Association of Schools of Art and Design accredits about 250 postsecondary institutions with programs in art and design. Most of these schools award a degree in graphic design. Many schools do not allow formal entry into a bachelor's degree program until a student has successfully finished a year of basic art and design courses. Applicants may be required to submit sketches and other examples of their artistic ability.

      Increasingly, employers expect new graphic designers to be familiar with computer graphics and design software. Graphic designers must continually keep up to date with the development of new and updated software, usually either on their own or through software training programs.

      Graphic designers also must be creative and able to communicate their ideas in writing, visually, and verbally. Because consumer tastes can change quickly, designers need to be well read, open to new ideas and influences, and quick to react to changing trends. Problem-solving skills, paying attention to detail, and the ability to work independently and under pressure also are important traits. People in this field need self-discipline to start projects on their own, to budget their time, and to meet deadlines and production schedules. Good business sense and sales ability also are important, especially for those who freelance or run their own business.

      Beginning graphic designers usually receive on-the-job training and normally need 1 to 3 years of training before they can advance to higher level positions. Experienced graphic designers in large firms may advance to chief designer, art or creative director, or other supervisory positions. Some designers leave the occupation to become teachers in design schools or in colleges and universities. Many faculty members continue to consult privately or operate small design studios to complement their classroom activities. Some experienced designers open their own firms or choose to specialize in one area of graphic design.”

      Also:”Among the five design occupations, graphic designers are expected to have the most new jobs through 2014; however, job seekers are expected to face keen competition for available positions.”

      Click here for complete information: http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos090.htm

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    • I am THAT cat.
    • January 30, 2014
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    What Are The Latest Design Styles For Websites? I like the design of Yahoo answers, esnips.

    Is there a name for this style? Where can I find samples of design styles for websites

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      Web 2.0, most start up web companies can be recognized by this type of web design. The use of light colors, gradients, javascript (to interact with the server in realtime), simple fonts, round edges, very user interactive, and friendly.

      Many online services follow this trend religiously to please users.

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    • Deviant_lycan
    • February 7, 2014
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    If I Want To Major In Web Design, Is An Associates Degree At A Community College Or Devry University Better?

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      Either is good. Web design is really a matter of keeping up with the latest software and marketing trends.

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    • Doug
    • February 11, 2014
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    How Does Math Relate To Graphic Design? I am in college, and an assignment from my math teacher is we have to write an essay on how math relates to our major. I am a Graphic Design (Game Art) major, and I know Geometry deals with my major. It deals with shapes, perimeter, area, and in some cases volume. However, I need two forms of relation, so I have one of the two, and these are the other related topics listed below.

    Finance
    Probability
    Statistics
    Algebra

    I would think maybe Algebra, in terms of How much? or How many? etc.

    What do you think I should choose as my secondary relation? What details can you provide to help?

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      • Admin
      • February 11, 2014
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      The web page (below) describes: Math Formulas Used by Graphic Designers

      Graphic design math applies to dimensions, spaces, shapes, forms, and layouts. M.C. Escher, arguably history’s most prominent graphic artist, is noted for the complex mathematical aspects of his work. At a minimum, today’s practitioners should be conversant in basic arithmetic, geometry, and layout principles. Advanced math applications relate to geometry and Fractals; familiarity with computer-design software packages is also essential.

      Job Description
      The graphic design job description is wide-ranging. A Bureau of Labor Statistics report defines it as those who “…plan, analyze, and create visual solutions to communications problems.” The same report goes on to state that “Graphic designers prepare sketches or layouts—by hand or with the aid of a computer—to illustrate their vision for the design.” Educational requirements vary from the entry-level associate’s degree to the more advanced bachelor’s designations.

      Applications
      Graphic artists are frequently required to put forth their design solutions on paper. For that reason, most practitioners assemble portfolios of their work for review by clients. Professional assignments include new designs for wallpaper, websites, logos, corporate reports. Advanced designs have begun to appear in the realm of environmentally efficient, natural design. For example, Pax Enterprises founder Jay Harman has used the Fibonacci math principle to develop a quieter and more energy efficient exhaust fan.

      Examples
      A publishing project will require a calculation of the book’s spine width. The formula reads thusly: “Total page count divided by paper thickness.” A more precise mathematical spine width formula is: “page count/2 x paper gram weight x paper volume /1000 – rounded up to nearest whole number.” So a 100-page book using paper which is 80 gsm with a volume of 1.8 would require a spine width of 8 mm.(Reference 3,formats and presentation,magazine). If metric standards are unfamiliar to the client, then a calculation into inches (where 1 millimeter = 0.0393700787 inch) is also required. In this case, the conversion amounts to 0.315 inches.

      An image layout project requires an understanding of resolution calculations. Pixels per inch(ppi) applies to the quality of digital images; higher numbers correspond to higher-quality images. A computer monitor containing 1024 pixels going from left to right and 12 inches of actual screen space contains 85 ppi or 1024 pixels divided by 12 inches. A monitor with twice the resolution (170 ppi) or image quality occupying the same 12 inches of screen space would be inferred as 2048 pixels (170 ppi times 12 inches).

      Trends
      Fierce competition and outsourcing cloud the future prospects of graphic designers. Knowledge of computer design software enhances employment prospects, and a bachelor’s degree is slowly becoming the minimum standard of acceptance. Applicants in possession of a bachelor’s degree, business management and marketing skills are favorably positioned to carve out careers in the communications strategies field.

      Considerations
      Graphic arts is a competitive industry in which advancement depends upon higher levels of education and experience. Despite the prevalence of computers and design software, designers are still expected to grasp fundamental math principles and concepts and their proper application to the solution of design problems.

      Read more: http://www.ehow.com/about_5625549_math-formulas-used-graphic-designers.html#ixzz2fGfn9Jor

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    • Shine
    • February 23, 2014
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    Web Designing For Career? Hi,
    I am Elbee, i’m 17 and looking forward to go for web designing as my career option in the future.
    Can someone please tell me whether it is a good career option ?
    I mean, can a web designer earn a good living for himself ?

    And one more thing that i wanted to ask was,
    There are various computer institutes teaching people HTML,XHTML,Flash etc here in India. After their students graduate, it is these computer institutes only who fetch clients and jobs for them.

    But i have learnt all this stuff all alone, so u think i will be able to attract clients if my skills are worth it?
    And can some1 please suggest some good ways to spread the name too ?

    A professional advise would be more helpful and also if you are an Indian, you will be able to better understand me…

    But still i would also like to knw what do the people overseas think about this ?

    And how can i attract international clients and deal with ppl overseas ?
    Thanks a lot for taking out your time to read this…

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      • Admin
      • February 23, 2014
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      Web Designing field is really lucrative business and the career in this will be great in future. All that you need to do is be uptodate with the current trend and technical skills in demand as far as web designing is related.

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    • Laine
    • February 28, 2014
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    Online Degree In Web Design? I’m looking for an online degree in web design. I’ll consider a BS although I would prefer a BFA or BA. I’m currently in my second year in the Academy of Art’s graphic design program but have been thinking of switching my major to focus more on web stuff. I love AAU but it’s so expensive and I’m already about $30,000 in debt(and haven’t even finished my AA yet!) so I’m looking for other options. Does anyone know of any good, accredited schools where I can get my whole degree online? My husband is in the navy and we move every couple of years so going to school on campus is not an option. I’ve looked around at purely “online colleges” but haven’t been very impressed. I want to graduate with the ability to work in both web and print, with knowledge of HTML, CSS, Flash, and the adobe creative suite. Am I being too picky? I really love AAU’s graphic design program and was going to just switch to their web design program but I’d rather not graduate $130,000 in debt for a bachelor’s!

    Any first hand experience would be very beneficial! I wouldn’t even mind sticking with a degree focussed on graphic design as long as there were coding classes.

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      • Admin
      • February 28, 2014
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      The main problem would be trying this online. The online study gives you flexibility, but costs you credibility. There have been widespread reports of students cheating by hiring an impostor to take online courses. As a result, ANY online program is considered questionable-even if from a legit college. There is a growing trend for well respected colleges to code transcripts and degrees to indicate whether the study was online, blended, or actual classroom based.
      If actual classroom attendnace is not an option right now, then you may want to wait until it is. If you can complete the 2 years of gen ed requirements for a bachelors degree first, then attend a university for the final 2 years of a bachelors degree, then that would be a good option.
      You don’t want to waste time and money on an online program that will not be well accepted. Paying $30,000 for an associates degree sounds very expensive when compared to a public community college that will have legit college credits that will be far more accepted and at a much lower cost. You may want to visit a public community college to sit down and talk to an adviser about your goals in detail.

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    • Fdgdfg Dfgdfg
    • March 1, 2014
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    Can Anyone Recommend A Good Web Designer Course? There are so many courses and options I’m very confused. Basically I want to study a web designer/developers course but to an advanced level or a level which is widely recognised by companies. I’ve been looking online and many companies have similar requirements such as:

    Experience of HTML, XML, CSS, C#, .NET, SQL and ASP is required. Knowledge of DHTML, XHTML, Javascript, NUnit, Dreamweaver, Flash, Photoshop, Windows, VSS, .Net Nuke and IIS.

    There are so many courses out there I just don’t know which ones are best for this kind of work. Also many courses are Microsoft Certified but I don’t know what that means. Can anyone give me some advice or point me in the right direction? Thanks.

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      So many questions…!

      There is a big difference between web development and web design. “Design” is simpler and creates static webpages with images or blog posts, etc. “Developer” is more complex and involves accessing data on a server and/or allowing people to securely login to websites with username / password information. Most large companies need developers, not designers and developers usually get paid more. Developers make web applications, designers make webpages.

      If you want to do web development, you need to choose one of two main directions: php or asp.net. Php is a “free” language, meaning you can download several programs that allow you to make php web applications for free. Asp.net is a Microsoft product, so you have to buy Visual Studio to program in it. Visual Studio isn’t cheap. It’s tough to say which language is best… large industrial-sized companies lean towards asp.net because they trust Microsoft products and are wary of “free” things like php. They probably also use SQL Server (a database language) to house their data and SQL Server integrates best with asp.net. Smaller companies may trend towards php because it is free and integrates easily with MySQL, which is also free. There is a “free” version of Visual Studio called “Visual Studio Express,” but it has some limitations and big differences compared to the paid version, and most large companies use the full paid version. “Express” might be OK to start learning on, though and it IS free…

      If you want to go the “big” business route, you should start by getting Visual Studio and trying some FREE online resources to make sure this is what you want to do with your life:

      http://www.w3schools.com/ASPNET/default.asp
      http://www.aspfree.com/c/a/ASP.NET-Code/ASPNET-Basics-part-1-Nothing-But-Net/

      Don’t pay for a course (they’re usually not cheap) until you’re sure you want to learn asp.net. “Microsoft Certified” doesn’t really mean anything except that you pay more and get a pretty certificate when you complete the course. Some businesses will like that you took Microsoft Certified courses, but you won’t be “certified” by MS in asp.net until you take many, MANY courses AND pass their certification tests (also not cheap!). Overall, a programmer with good examples of their work and non-MS certified courses under their belt could easily do better in the job market than someone who took MS certified courses but sucks at programming. Asp.net is also further divided into Visual Basic and C#. Visual Basic is a more “conversational” language and therefor a little easier to learn. C# is supposed to be more powerful, but for web development, you won’t notice much difference between the two. And just so you don’t sound silly doing all this stuff, C# is pronounced see-sharp and SQL is generally pronounced see-quell.

      To be a well-rounded web developer, you’ll need asp.net, SQL Server, CSS, HTML, XML, JavaScript and AJAX. You can learn everything you need to know about CSS, HTML and JavaScript for free with various online tutorials. IIS is used on web servers to host or “serve” web applications, and you probably won’t need to know too much about it – there will usually be someone else at most large companies who actually does server management for the programmers. And don’t confuse asp.net with “classic” asp, which is not the same. Plain ol’ classic asp is on the way out and nowadays most classic asp jobs involve converting asp applications to asp.net.

      Flash and Photoshop aren’t that important to developers at most large companies. Designers who specialize in those will be brought-in to handle that stuff. VSS is a program that works with Visual Studio to maintain code and do subversions, or “back-ups” of the source code (a big “undo” button). .Net Nuke is a bunch of pre-made .net components, and isn’t used by most large companies. Dreamweaver is a joke to most web developers because it sucks at making server/database connections, the code it creates is garbled and too long and it’s really only good for making “pretty” webpages for blogs, etc.

      Try to get as much free help as you can to start and only pay for courses once you know for sure this is your direction in life. That’s a lot of info, but this is not easy stuff, so good luck!

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    • Jesyka
    • March 6, 2014
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    Web, Graphic, Or Video Game Design? Which of these jobs is more in demand and more rewarding? Any other advice regaurding them? TY!

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      From Google trends, it does seem there is more demand for web design and graphic design. Game design is generally more niche but still with good demand too, just less than the above two. Also it will require more specialization.

      As to more rewarding, it is upto you and best is to try your hand at all three atleast as a beginner to understand the differences. As a thumbrule, if you like creating websites, then go for Web design; if you like creating images or the print media in general go for graphic design and if you are more into gaming, then video game design might be more appealing.

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    • ♥ana♥
    • March 13, 2014
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    What Are Some Good Schools Or Programs That I Can Get A Degree In Web Design? I dont want to have to go through Computer Science cause of all the math and phys classes… are there any good schools in the riverside area-Moreno valley, San bernardino, Hemet, Redlands…etc? dosent matter if there private

    p.s. :
    ohhh also if there any for multimedia?

    thnx ?

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      Here is a list of good web design schools which is a good start for you http://web-design-schools.net/search-by-school/

      When you enroll in a web design program, you will learn about graphics, multimedia applications and web design. The three main aspects of web development are content, programming and design. Depending on your field of focus, you can learn computer languages like HTML, SQL and PHP. You may also choose to learn how to use software such as Photoshop and Dreamweaver. Another growing trend worthy of study is web video technology. Video is now a major part of almost all leading websites.

      Due to the rate of change and innovation in the field of technology, it's not realistic to think you can learn it all. A good web design program however will provide you a solid foundation you can build upon when learning new skills long after you have received your degree. Web design is a very dynamic field and the learning process will continue as long as you are active in the profession.

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    • Eat Moar Chikin
    • May 21, 2014
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    How Do I Start Focusing On Web Design For Phones? I am an entry level web designer, and I always read on job descriptions that they are looking for developers that can create websites that not only look good on a computer, but also good on a phone. At least that is how I understand it. Does anyone know how I can get started on web development for mobile phones?

    Thanks

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      You are a web designer and you are looking for web design for mobile phones as you said there are jobs for web developers for mobile phones.

      First of all check with yourself that you are good with standard website design (for desktops, PCs); if you are good then you move to mobile web design. W3C has set of web design standards for mobile websites and you need to adhere to those. Some useful links I found are:

      http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/01/13/mobile-web-design-trends-2009/
      http://slodive.com/web-development/a-roundup-of-15-mobile-web-design-tutorials/
      http://komunitasweb.com/2009/03/29-tutorials-to-help-you-build-your-mobile-site/

      Also, you can search in Google “mobile website design tutorial” and you can find good links to resources on the web.

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    • Varun g
    • June 3, 2014
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    Does Web Advertising & Web Designing Can Be Included In IT Sector ?

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      Yes of course. With web advertising and designing there is no IT field. May be i’l say that these two are the back bone for current IT trend.

      Web design is the skill of creating presentations of content (usually hypertext or hypermedia) that is delivered to an end-user through the World Wide Web, by way of a Web browser or other Web-enabled software like Internet television clients, microblogging clients and RSS readers.

      The intent of web design,is to create a web site--a collection of electronic files that reside on a web server/servers and present content and interactive features/interfaces to the end user in form of Web pages once requested. Such elements as text, bit-mapped images (GIFs, JPEGs), forms can be placed on the page using HTML/XHTML/XML tags. Displaying more complex media (vector graphics, animations, videos, sounds) requires plug-ins such as Flash, QuickTime, Java run-time environment, etc. Plug-ins are also embedded into web page by using HTML/XHTML tags.

      Improvements in browsers’ compliance with W3C standards prompted a widespread acceptance and usage of XHTML/XML in conjunction with Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to position and manipulate web page elements and objects. Latest standards and proposals aim at leading to browsers’ ability to deliver a wide variety of media and accessibility options to the client possibly without employing plug-ins.

      Typically web pages are classified as static or dynamic.

      Static pages don't change content and layout with every request unless a human (web master/programmer) manually updates the page.

      Dynamic pages adapt their content and/or appearance depending on end-user's input/interaction or changes in the computing environment (user, time, database modifications, etc.) Content can be changed on the client side (end-user’s computer) by using client-side scripting languages (JavaScript, JScript, Actionscript, etc.) to alter DOM elements (DHTML). Dynamic content is often compiled on the server utilizing server-side scripting languages (Perl, PHP, ASP, JSP, ColdFusion, etc.). Both approaches are usually used in complex applications.

      With growing specialization in the information technology field there is a strong tendency to draw a clear line between web design and web development.

      Web design is a kind of graphic design intended for development and styling of objects of the Internet’s information environment to provide them with high-end consumer features and aesthetic qualities. The offered definition separates web design from web programming, emphasizing the functional features of a web site, as well as positioning web design as a kind of graphic design.[2]

      The process of designing web pages, web sites, web applications or multimedia for the Web may utilize multiple disciplines, such as animation, authoring, communication design, corporate identity, graphic design, human-computer interaction, information architecture, interaction design, marketing, photography, search engine optimization and typography.

      * Markup languages (such as HTML, XHTML and XML)
      * Style sheet languages (such as CSS and XSL)
      * Client-side scripting (such as JavaScript)
      * Server-side scripting (such as PHP and ASP)
      * Database technologies (such as MySQL and PostgreSQL)
      * Multimedia technologies (such as Flash and Silverlight)

      Web pages and web sites can be static pages, or can be programmed to be dynamic pages that automatically adapt content or visual appearance depending on a variety of factors, such as input from the end-user, input from the Webmaster or changes in the computing environment (such as the site’s associated database having been modified).

      With growing specialization within communication design and information technology fields, there is a strong tendency to draw a clear line between web design specifically for web pages and web development for the overall logistics of all web-based services.

      So If you are looking to find work from home in web designing and web advertising, you can start today by clicking the link given below.

      http://www.getafreelancer.com/affiliates/nanolab/

      This site is actually a marketplace where u can get and post works. I hope this will be more helpful.

      Make the best use of it…!!!

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