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Discussion in 'Training & Development' started by burdie, Sep 20, 2007.

  1. burdie

    burdie New Member

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    Hi guys, I have decided to go down the home study route after your advice, so can you tell me which areas to study for a career in Web Design?
     
  2. Alex Wright

    Alex Wright Megabyte Poster

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    Hi burdie,

    If you're interested in a career in Web design then your best bet is to get CIW certified. Certified Internet Web Professional (CIW) is the world's largest Web design certification program. All of their certification pathways and exam information can be viewed here:

    http://www.ciwcertified.com/certifications/program.asp

    Best method of study is self-study. You can progress at your own pace and if halfway through the course you discover that Web design just isn't for you then you would have saved yourself thousands of pounds that you would of spent had you gone with a training provider.

    CIW self-study kits can be bought here:

    http://www.ciwcertified.com/training/selfstudy.asp

    Good luck fella! :D

    Alex
     
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  3. BosonMichael
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    Learn how to build Web sites, then build some. Build up enough so that you can have a sizable e-portfolio, then go looking for work. It's as simple as that. :)
     
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  4. Alex Wright

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    I concur,

    Small businesses with little money are always looking for people to build them a website. Ask family members of friends if they're in need of one. Never know, you may even make yourself a little money! :D
     
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  5. Fluid

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    hehehe well im after a website and be willing to pay if your interested just send me a message ;) good luck!
     
  6. stuPeas

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    I agree with Mike. You COULD do a CIW or similar, but employers want to see portfolios.
    The topics you need are:
    CSS.
    XHTML.
    At least one scripting language (JavaScript, Jscript, VBScript, etc).
    PHP.
    At least on server side language (Perl, etc).
    Basic Network Fundamentals.

    That should keep you busy for now.

    Get yourself signed up to some web design forums (SitePoint, Dev Shed, Webmaster Forums, etc) and read their "getting started" pages.

    Hope this helps. :D
     
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  7. tripwire45
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    What sort of experience do you have? If you've never built a website before, you might want to start out with the basics and learn html and css before anything else.

    I taught myself web design using this book:

    http://www.amazon.com/Sams-Teach-Yo...957735?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1190556041&sr=1-19

    That said, there are many good books on beginning web design to choose from. Another one that I reviewed for CF is this one:

    http://www.amazon.com/HTML-Dog-Best...4957735?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1190556022&sr=1-7

    Here's my review:

    http://www.certforums.co.uk/forums/thread14016.html
     
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  8. eternalangel

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    Learn how to build Web sites, then build some. Build up enough so that you can have a sizable e-portfolio, then go looking for work. It's as simple as that.
    i agree
    do some work wor experience then work on your jack jones
     
  9. burdie

    burdie New Member

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    Guys Ive got the sams teach yourself html and xhtml book but its an older version (2001) will this matter?
     

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