Beginner’s Guide: How to Learn Web Designing at Home

  • What is web design?
  • What skills do web designers need to have?
  • The basic five elements of web design
  • Best resources to learn web design at home

What is web design?

Many young or new designers often misunderstand the concept of web design. Web design refers to the design of websites that are displayed on the internet. It usually refers to the user experience aspects of website development rather than software development. Therefore, even someone without any technical knowledge can become a great web designer using platforms like Mockplus, Figma or Sketch. Of course, it would be great if you know some coding language (HTML, CSS, Java), but you can’t get yourself deep into front-end development, that’s not the core of web design. The core of web design is visual and interaction. It aims to solve the communication problems between users and web page information.

What skills do web designers need to have?

As young designers, you may feel confused about what skills to master when you start your career. In this part, we will explore the top skills that a young web designer must have. Now, let’s dive in.

  • To understand the basic coding language(HTML, CSS)
  • Be familiar with your company product and the user group

The five basic elements of web design

After you master all the skills above, it’s time to turn the page on that sketchbook and start your web design. Here are five basic design elements you’ll want to make sure you get it right.

  • Overall layout
  • Color scheme
  • Typography
  • Navigation
  • Content

Best resources to learn web design at home

As the novel coronavirus spread around the globe, we do not have many chances to study at school or work with others, but learning is a life thing, we can also learn from some professionals at home. In this part, we will share with you some of the best resources to learn web design.

Web design learning books

  1. HTML and CSS: Design and Build Websites

Web design online courses

  1. TreeHouse: Web Design Track

Top 5 web design blogs to follow

  1. Smashing Magazine

Coding resources for web designers

  1. W3Schools

Wrap up

Whether you are a beginning designer or a professional designer, you need to bear in mind that learning is the only way to achieve your goal. If you want to know about how to learn web design at home to hone your skills, above is all you have to know. You can build your design circle in there, but you can’t be a web designer by tooling around. Just take your time to learn and be a professional designer as you want. Wish you good luck.

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Vincent Xia

Vincent Xia

I love to share all things about UI/UX, Web design! e-Mail: vincent@jongde.com