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    How to design websites


    by asekokhai ·

    Dear Sir/Madam, I want to learn how to design websites. Please, I would appreciate your advice on how to begin. Thank you. Asekokhai Powell.

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      Reply To: How to design websites

      by kees_b ·

      In reply to How to design websites

      Designing a website starts with paper and pencil or ballpoint to sketch the screens to be made. Also, for sites with more than 1 simple page, a word processor is useful to describe the workings of the page and the internal links (like: “the contact button links to the contact page” or “after pressing remove the current line is removed”
      After that comes making it, and that very much depends on what the website should do and the tools you choose.

      For basic sites, find a website builder program or use a CMS (Content Management System) like WordPress or Wix, that handles most of the technology.

      Here is how to design and build your first site:
      1. In Notepad, make 1 line text file with the text “This is my first website.” (without quotes). Save it as index.txt.
      2. In Explorer rename it to index.htm and open it. It will open in your default browser.
      3. Done.

      To make it a real website, that other people can see also, find a hosting company, pay for a domain and a site and copy the file to your site, following the instructions of the hosting company. Then the whole world can see your first site.

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      website desgin

      by Jackben4100 ·

      In reply to How to design websites

      Begin with HTML and CSS basics, explore design principles, practice regularly, stay updated with industry trends, and build a portfolio.

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      by birdmantd ·

      In reply to How to design websites

      You will get helpful hints and tips here in this forum, but we can’t give you every step. You will need to experiment on your own or hire someone to do it for you. Sorry, it just isn’t something that can be explained through an internet forum.

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      How about a few courses?

      by kees_b ·

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      by alexbsr ·

      In reply to How to design websites

      When I saw it, I wonder how chatgpt will answer you 🙂
      Then I tried…
      If you are satisfied with the results, AI will have a hug impact to many online communities…
      The following is from chatgpt, just for fun.

      Understand the Basics: Familiarize yourself with the fundamentals of web design, including HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. These languages form the backbone of most websites.
      Choose Your Learning Path: Decide whether you prefer self-study or structured courses. There are numerous online resources, tutorials, and courses available for both approaches.
      Online Courses and Tutorials: Explore platforms like Udemy, Coursera, and Codecademy for comprehensive courses on web development. These platforms offer courses for beginners to advanced learners, covering everything from basic HTML to advanced JavaScript frameworks.
      Practice, Practice, Practice: The best way to learn web design is by doing. Start building your own websites or contribute to open-source projects. Experiment with different designs and techniques to hone your skills.
      Stay Updated: Web design is a constantly evolving field. Stay updated with the latest trends, tools, and technologies by following blogs, attending webinars, and participating in online communities like Stack Overflow and GitHub.
      Build Your Portfolio: Create a portfolio website to showcase your projects and skills. It will serve as a valuable tool when applying for jobs or freelance opportunities in the future.
      Seek Feedback: Don’t be afraid to seek feedback from peers, mentors, or online communities. Constructive criticism will help you improve and grow as a web designer.

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      The Design Phase

      by gutint ·

      In reply to How to design websites

      The design phase of a website mainly consists of three parts:

      1. Understand Requirements: Gather and understand the project requirements, including target audience, goals, and features needed.
      2. Create Wireframes/Prototypes: Design a basic layout (wireframe or prototype) using tools like Figma or Adobe XD. Include key elements such as navigation, content sections, and call-to-action buttons.
      3. Choose Design Elements: Select colors, fonts, and imagery that align with the brand and target audience. Ensure accessibility and readability.

      These three steps are not a fixed step-by-step guide but instead a complete interrelated process. A understanding of the combination of User Interface and User Experience is a crucial element of the design phase as well. Firstly start with a rough sketch/figma template and then move onto the frontend of the website. Which requires HTML/CSS.

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      by polljack492 ·

      In reply to How to design websites

      In today’s day and age, it is quite easy to design and build sites. Because of WordPress you can easily get your site up and running in no time. There are readily made themes and template available online which you can buy just by spending a few dollars.

      No need to learn coding and programming just pick and drop ready-made templates and edit them according to your needs. I have an experience of building and developing many sites on and I still do’nt know how to code!! Lol!

      Note: commercial link removed by moderator.

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      How to design websites

      by cassharper030 ·

      In reply to How to design websites

      earning web design is exciting! It’s a creative field that combines technology with visual communication. Here’s a roadmap to get you started:
      1. Define your goals and target audience.
      2. Learn about HTML, CSS, and JavaScript: These are the building blocks of websites. HTML provides structure, CSS styles the appearance, and JavaScript adds interactivity.
      3. Explore design principles: User Interface (UI) and User Experience (UX) and Color theory, typography, and layout.
      4. Pick up some tools (Website builders, Design tools): Wix, Squarespace, and WordPress are user-friendly platforms that don’t require coding knowledge. Tools like Canva or Adobe Photoshop can help you create graphics and edit images for your website.
      5. Practice and get inspired.

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