Welcome to the Treehouse Community

Want to collaborate on code errors? Have bugs you need feedback on? Looking for an extra set of eyes on your latest project? Get support with fellow developers, designers, and programmers of all backgrounds and skill levels here with the Treehouse Community! While you're at it, check out some resources Treehouse students have shared here.

Looking to learn something new?

Treehouse offers a seven day free trial for new students. Get access to thousands of hours of content and join thousands of Treehouse students and alumni in the community today.

Start your free trial

General Discussion

Graphic Designer trying to learn web design

hey guys just wanted to know if you had any advice...

i'm a graphic designer who's trying to learn web design...i took some courses on WordPress but was too confused and now I've decided to give tree house a try.It's hard being a designer who's coming from the creative aspect & then to go into all this technical coding...i'm getting it...a little...but combining the two is where i find it difficult?

Any advice?Where should i start?

2 Answers

Paulo Aguiar
Paulo Aguiar
14,120 Points

Start on the 'become a web designer' course instead of front-end developer. if you can finish that and you still want to learn more, move to front-end development.

I understand you feeling :). I started with "become a web designer", it helped me quite a bit, but not enough to be able to "create" anything quickly. But that's because I wanted to make a whole site (dynamic, maintainable & cie directly). Well, I needed it to get a job. But in the end, I can start again from good basics for "designing".

I would recommend HTML and CSS Basics first, then try a simple website first. Something with 3 to 5 pages maximum, purely in HTML/CSS, there you can have a graphic approach (have a good understanding of markups, relationships with css...). Then I would recommend to learn Framework basics and Javascript, and try to redo the exact same design with a framework (it's just prefab codes to help you do the same thing quicker, more robust, and with good practice from experienced developpers).

And finally, take Javascript and JQuery courses, it will help with the framework, and enhance your site with some behaviours.

After that, you can take any course for more coding (PHP, Ruby, & cie).

I found it easier for a simple "transcription" from a graphic point of view to a website (at first, it's pages with text and images, and you add css to have a nice presentation, it's static however).