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jhun
jhun
2,805 Points

Steps in Becoming a Web Designer

I'm a new member here and hoping to be one of the successful web design students of treehouse.

I am taking the step by step training on Become a Web Designer Learning Adventure

http://teamtreehouse.com/learning-adventures/become-a-web-designer

Am I following the right direction?

What do I need to learn in the library to become a web designer?

What does it take to become a great web designer?

What are the skills that I need to master?

Thanks.

4 Answers

John Locke
John Locke
15,479 Points

Hi, Jhun. Opinions may differ, but I would say that the first steps towards becoming a good web designer would be understanding the foundations of design itself. I would review the Aesthetics of Design group, along with the HTML and CSS blocks early on. Learn by doing. Build something simple, then build something more complex. Start small, keep pushing yourself. Learn about grids and typography, study things like contrast and color.

The biggest thing is to build things often, and don't fear imperfection.

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

The biggest thing is to build things often, and don't fear imperfection.

A big :+1: for this advice, I do this by using by building little demos using codepen.io.

I suggest everyone learning web design do the same and create their own little collection of CSS experiments.

jhun
jhun
2,805 Points

Thanks John. I'll follow your advice.

jhun
jhun
2,805 Points

Thanks James. I'll create an account on codepen to practice what I learned on treehouse.