How do I become a web designer?
Many people that have asked that question are now making good money in rewarding careers building websites.
If you want to join them and combine your talent, hard work and creativity into a great career, there are some things you should do first.
Lots of people design blog pages and other websites for themselves or others by using templates or other software that can be found on the internet. The look of a website is vital to attracting and keeping users on the page. If it’s boring or hard to navigate, people will leave quickly. Explore some of these free hosting websites and design a few pages. Make some changes and see what works and what doesn’t. Stretch your creative muscles for what comes next.
A true web designer needs to know how things work behind the curtain. A program like Adobe Dreamweaver can be the next step in learning how to build your own website. It allows you to experiment and make changes in real-time to see what works and what doesn’t. Dreamweaver also introduces you to HTML, which is the building block language of websites. It will be difficult to be a successful web designer until you are very familiar with HTML. Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator are also good programs to experiment with to learn how to manipulate photographs and graphics effectively.