Jun 30
How Web Design Has Changed Since The 1990s
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The main difference between today’s websites and the early designs of the 1990s is not the absence of animated Gifs and moving text, it’s the change in what a website is designed to do.

In the early days of the internet a website was a one way communication tool. A user would visit a site and receive information without having the ability to communicate in return. Today websites are geared toward interaction, and the most successful designs are those that do the Read the rest of this entry »

May 10
Do I Need To Know HTML To Do Web Design?
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To do professional web design, you must know HTML. It’s possible to create a website with a WYSIWYG website builder for personal use, or for a simple business web presence but all professional website designers need to know the basics of HTML.

In a large web design firm, a person could specialize in design without knowing how to code but HTML and CSS are the foundation of all websites and every web designer should know how to code, even if it isn’t his or her primary job. A web designer who cannot Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 21
What Companies Look For In a Web Designer
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Web designers are in great demand since the Internet has matured.

Web designers fill a role in a website development team that is crucial. Not only do web designers create beautiful websites, they also ensure that they are usable by the intended audience, deliver the message and information quickly and clearly, and provide an easy to use navigation that is intuitive and seamless.

It is a very fun and challenging role which attracts many applicants, therefore competition will be fierce. Here are some of the things companies look for in a web designer.

Employers like to see experience with successful growth in your field. This doesn’t mean you cannot apply for a web designer’s position without years and years of experience.

What it does mean is that your resume should demonstrate that you have some knowledge in web design and that you have continued to grow in the field. This growth and experience could be simply volunteer jobs or freelance jobs.

It might be college projects in which you experiment visually or with coding.

Companies also like to see a portfolio of your work. The best work sample is your own website or web page with samples of your work. To build your own portfolio website, you will need good Internet service or even broadband service, such as CLEAR broadband.

Your portfolio will demonstrate how you organize your own site and portfolio samples. It will show off your aesthetic and your use of coding. A mobile site will be needed if you want to work doing mobile web design. Without an internet provider, it will be impossible to create your website. With design programs, you will have the ability to push your work live to millions of people around the world. Granted, they would need internet access in order to see so.

Good 4G Internet or wireless Internet will be needed for working on mobile devices. Make sure you have a good service provided for your wireless service.

Last thing you need is your service going down while working or even interviewing.

Make sure your work is up to date, using the latest in industry standards. It is also important to be up to date on the latest web design software. You may not use what companies are using, but it helps to know that a particular software is out there being used by the pros, rather than being oblivious about it.

The same goes for multi platform, multi browser knowledge. You must know what works and doesn’t work on the most most widely used computer platforms and browsers.

Having all these things lined up in your resume and portfolio will help lead to the position you want as a web designer. Networking is always great, so have fun out there and mingle and make friends. A great place to start networking is setup internet service like with Clear broadband internet.

Talk to colleagues and classmates about any openings and look for referrals. Line up great references as well. A web designer’s position is out there waiting for you. Look online for position openings. The opportunities are endless.

Sep 18
How Can I Tell My New Boss Their Website Is Terrible?
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Telling you new employer that their website is terrible is a tricky situation. If your new boss or his or her spouse designed the website. you could easily find yourself out of a job. Always check for a “Website design by” link at the bottom of the home page or casually ask co-workers who designed the company website before saying anything.

If your new boss has a website with confusing navigation or broken links, you might want to start out by mentioning how one of your family members attempted to Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 16
Will My Employer Pay For My Web Design Classes?
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If you are interested in taking web design classes but don’t have the funds to support that dream, you have to get creative with funding options. One of those options is to ask your employer to pay part or all of your class tuition. Whether or not they will agree to pay depends on a variety of factors, including:

  • The company’s need for employees with web design knowledge.
  • Company policy concerning tuition reimbursement or coverage.
  • Your position within the Read the rest of this entry »
Sep 14
What Skills Are Necessary To Be A Good Web Designer?
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Few computer-based jobs require as many skills as a web designer. In addition to designing a site, web designers are also tasked with the job of making that site functional. To become a good web designer, you’re going to need the following skills.

HTML and CSS

A basic understanding of HTML and CSS is required to become a professional web designer. Tutorials, classes, and newsletters are readily available online for those who want to improve their HTML and CSS skills.

Graphic Design

Web designers need to know how to effectively communicate their ideas.I found some Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 11
Do I Have To Go To School For Web Design?
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While some may argue that it is beneficial to attend school for web design, it is not essential. Web design can be learned in a classroom, but somebody with natural design talent can usually teach themselves and become just as successful, if not more successful than web designers who were schooled. No matter how much schooling one receives, without a natural knack for art and design, schooling is useless.

It might be easier for somebody with schooling to get jobs and interviews, but with Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 9
Is It Important For A Non-Profit To Have A Good Website?
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Having a great website is very important to any nonprofit organization. Nonprofit organizations depend not only on donations but on word of mouth and spreading the word about their organization. The best way to do this is with a website. The website is online there for has the ability to touch and inform millions of people all over the world. This is one of the best ways to connect with new people and new members as well as do much more. You can use the website Read the rest of this entry »