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Web Design - Whats the next step?

Discussion in 'Web Development & Web Hosting' started by Hally, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. Hally

    Hally Bit Poster

    What would be the next recommended step for developing Web Design Skills?

    I have a good knowledge of HTML and can use software packages such as Flash and Dreamweaver to a reasonable level!

    Any particular software package or programming languages that would be a good natural next step?
    Certifications: CIW Web Foundations Associate, CIW Web Design Specialist, A+ Certification
  2. shadowwebs

    shadowwebs Megabyte Poster

    personally I would recommended PHP and MySQL with this so that you can move away from static pages through HTML and in to more dynamic pages where the website will manage itself.
    Certifications: compTIA A+, Apple Certified Technical Coordinator 10.10 (OS X Yosemite, Server and Support)
  3. ade1982

    ade1982 Megabyte Poster

    I would say Javascript and/or CSS, and definitely HTML5, as Flash is a dying tech.
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2012
  4. SimonV

    SimonV Petabyte Poster Administrator

    Code Academy has some great free tutorials to get you started on learning to code. What path you choose depends on where you want to be in the future.
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2012
    Certifications: MOS Master 2003, CompTIA A+, MCSA:M, MCSE
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  5. dmarsh

    dmarsh Terabyte Poster

    HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, JQuery, JSON, REST, Node.js, Knockout.js.

    As you get more into server side development there is a lot of choice, can't go too far wrong with learning some SQL or Linux skills.

    I'd probably go for Ruby over PHP, but there is lot choice here for server side languages and frameworks. You have DART, GO, Clojure, Scala, TypeScript, Java, .NET, list is endless.

    Of course none of this really relates to Web Design, it relates to web development.

    You can do a fair amount of Web Design work with just photoshop, notepad and pencil and paper.
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2012
  6. Hally

    Hally Bit Poster

    Cheers, loads to look over here. Should keep me out of trouble for a while
    Certifications: CIW Web Foundations Associate, CIW Web Design Specialist, A+ Certification

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