How you can start Web Design Service in 2020-21?
So you want to become a web designer that’s awesome web design is such an amazing craft skill and profession but there seems to be no definitive guide around the web so in this video I’m going to try to bring together all the knowledge that I have and some of the resources in which you can go learn and build your web design skill hey everybody what’s up and welcome to another segment of designer mind in this week’s video I want to kind of take you step by step if you’re at zero if you want to become a web designer we want to learn all the skills necessary to be able to create amazing websites and even work with your client and do this professionally we’re going to talk about this in this video now this video is not about the business aspect of becoming a web designer finding your first clients and stuff like that I discussed those topics on in articles & web design.
Here I’m going to discuss how to build the skills and the craft of actually being able to design websites before you can go out and sell them to clients so let’s get started talking about that so I think the word or phrase web design is comprised of two actually things web and design so I want to get started and talking about design if you want to be a web designer you need to have the basic understanding concept and skills of a designer in general so you might want to start learning about what design is how do you get how or what are the best practices of design and I want to show a few resources which I think can get you up and running with that so one book which I really like is called universal principles of design and this is a book with a bunch of really short and small one-page chapters each of them is talking about a different concept it’s kind of like do and don’t and what works in design in general.
But it will really get you into the habit of understanding how to think as a designer so this is a really practical book which you can just go through and start understanding how to think like a designer what works what doesn’t what questions you should be asking yourself we really put you in the framework of what is design now the second thing which is very old you’ll need to work when no matter what design you’re going to be working on you’ll need to build some type of graphic skills because type is everywhere that’s the main way that we communicate to other people and basically web design is just another communication tool we’re trying to get a message across and we do that a lot using type and typography so you want to make sure that you understand how you work with type what’s the different between fonts how to choose the right sizes how to build a good grid – good books that I found useful when I just start got it started with design our thinking with type and the other one is a very classic grid systems by Joseph Muller brook Mont.
You’ll get all the links in the description for these books so those two books I think they’re really relevant to have kind of as reference always you can you know and it’s good to have a physical copy of them as well because you always want to refer back to them get inspiration get some ideas help you kind of think through solutions of how to structure type and layouts in your doesn’t matter if you’re doing a poster or a web design at the end of the day you’re still you have some information you need to think about how I put this information in front of other people those books will help you to think about how to build those kind of skills so those are basically I would say the books that will help you build up your design skill in general obviously there’s also kind of the visual communication aspect of it which is what does the visual that you’re putting in front of people whether it is a photograph whether it is illustration what does it communicate what message does it convey so there’s a lot of aspects into you know the visual aspect of visual communication I did not touch upon this I actually don’t know if there’s a really good resource covering that aspect I could not think about but I think that if you get into design using you know the principles of design and understanding type and layout you have you already have a lot assets and skill to take that into the world of the web so let’s move into the world of the web so one of the first things that you need to understand and I’m showing here an article it’s actually from 2011 but I just didn’t see anybody who wrote in a good article about the process of web design and obviously I’m trying to do that in the videos here and I did few segments on the process of web design so but this article that I’m showing you here this is an actual article from 2011 that I use when I basically got started covering you know a typical process of planning and doing the design so it’s kind of high-level but I still think that if you read it today in development and launching and post lunging I still think that you can get something out of it even if the tools of the trade have changed through the years a little bit the process as a process is something that is very much the same and I think that before you move on into a project okay you can still do some websites for yourself as you know personal experiment you might say but when you want to turn your web design into a professional into a profession that then necessarily means that you have to work with other people and you need a process for how to think about a project and I think this article will help you understand the each phase planning doing the design developing the website and what you need to do after you develop it and launch it and make sure that everything worked correctly.