Fundamentals of Web Design

If you are an aspiring web designer, you have to learn the basics of web design first. As with any other skills, sports and other fields, getting the fundamentals first is an essential thing, but this is an important step for you to pave your way to becoming an expert web designer. There are several skills included in the field of web design and I recommend that you learn all of them, even at their very basics. At the end of this post, I will provide you some tips in which to learn at minimum and which to master. Okay, let us begin.

HTML and CSS

These two languages are the fundamentals of web design, this is the core of web design and it is imperative that you have advanced knowledge in this two languages. Don’t worry because they are not as complex as programming languages and they are easy to learn.

HTML stands for Hypertext Markup Language and this is the foundation of websites. Think of a building being constructed, the building’s frames are HTML tags, they are the support and they lay the foundation of the website. HTML is made up of tags that usually come in pairs.

CSS stands for Cascading Stylesheets. If we go back to the concept of constructing a building, if HTML is the frame or foundation, CSS is the style, design and coating of the building. CSS are defined using selectors and properties, and you’ll usually use brackets to define multiple properties for a certain selector.

JavaScript

This is a scripting languages used to generate dynamic and responsive pages. You can say that JavaScript is more of a programming language and you’ll have to learn how to use variables, operates, Booleans and functions. It might be a bit more complex than HTML and CSS but learning JavaScript can create extremely lively websites that can provide a great user experience. Learning JavaScript isn’t much of a priority if you just want to become a web designer.

UX and UI Design

This two doesn’t require any codes but this requires critical thinking and the ability to choose something over the other. They will also require patience, as they could be a tiring and continuous process. UX stands for user experience and this essential in making your user’s experience at the best. A great UX will more likely result in satisfied audience that can be easily converted to sales. UI design on the other hand stands for user interface design. The goal of this one is to make sure that you are creating a beautiful user interface that is pleasant and easy to use for the end users. It also includes using responsive web design and easy navigation.