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How-to-build-websites.com is designed for total beginners … and for people who use apps like Dreamweaver and other wysiwyg apps (wysiwyg stands for: “What You See Is What You Get”) … and now want to learn what’s going on ‘behind the scenes’.
To really understand web design, you need to learn HTML hand-coding; it’s easier than you think!
Why learning HTML and CSS makes sense.
Web design apps like Dreamweaver are fine, but if you want to be able to build modern responsive HTML5 based websites, then these apps will get in the way of you learning (because you have to learn the app on top of the code) … and will actually slow you down!
Learning to build your web sites using HTML will give you far better control over the process, and ultimately your web sites. On top of that, you will have a far deeper understanding of the web, and as a result you will create better websites quicker – much quicker.
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September 26, 2016
This is a sponsored post from a turn-key website builder. Stefan
Snooze and you will lose! Why you need a website
There are many things to think about every day. You get caught between solving issues, taking things to places, delegating tasks, planning ahead, dealing with family, friends, coworkers… Sometimes it seems just too much to handle. Yet, when you think it can’t get worse, the digital world comes creeping in with its own demands: emails, websites, social media, marketing…
In a hurry to make things more comfortable and to clear your head, your brain goes on survival mode and takes care of the most important tasks. When that seems to have taken most of your time, you are still left with other demands banging in our head. Among them, there is a special thought that has probably been with you for a while now and you know that sooner or later you will have to surrender to it. That’s right: a website.
September 25, 2016
I’ve been creating web design courses since 2003, and in that time I’ve learned the key elements of a great web design course:
1. A teacher who knows how to teach! Unfortunately, many courses out there don’t have that.
2. Instant feedback for the student.
3. A teacher who has a lot of real world web design experience.
1. A teacher who knows how to teach!
Teaching is a skill. People go to school for years to learn how to teach. And of course, there is always natural talent and ability. The problem today is that the Web is filled with the casual nerd trying to make a buck, by creating a course on some coding language or another.
September 22, 2016
What level of skill do you need to start taking on web design and development gigs?
My focus in this article is to help people get their freelancing career up and running. That said, for both freelancing and employment, it is important that you have a strong portfolio site that you can use to demonstrate your web design and development skills.
How to get your first clients?
Word of mouth is probably the easiest way to get clients. But to get that first one, you will likely have to offer up your skills for free. Ask friends, family or the small business down the street, if they need any web development work done. First offer to do it at student prices, or if they don’t accept that, since you are new, do it for free!
…. The key is to get some real credits to your name. Once you’ve done one or two small free or nearly free jobs, you will have a much easier time securing good paying jobs. Small business owners tend to know other small business owners and that’s where your referrals can come in. Ask your first few clients, if they can refer you to people they know.