The 9 Skills You Need to Become a Web Designer in 2019 - Skillcrush.pdf

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Take Our FREE 3-Minute Quiz to Find Out If a Career in Tech Is Right for You! Our quick and easy quiz will help you pinpoint exactly how to get started in tech, in hardly any time at all. Email GET IT! Skillcrush needs the contact information you provide to us to contact you about our products and services. You may unsubscribe from these communications at anytime. For information on how to unsubscribe, as well as our privacy practices and commitment to protecting your privacy, check out our Privacy Policy. Web designer . Is it just us, or does that have a nice ring to it? And it’s not just a catchy title learning web design can lead to an exciting and fascinating career, especially for a creative problem-solver like you. THE ONLINE CODING & DESIGN SCHOOL WITH A skillcrush BLOG IS TECH RIGHT FOR YOU? Take a few minutes to ±nd out! SIGN ME UP
But just the idea of getting started in web design can be overwhelming. Maybe you’re secretly thinking: what do web designers do? Or maybe even: what is web design? (Yes, we were there at one point, too!) As you consider whether web design is the right career path for you, you need some answers to the big questions: What do you really need to know? Should you learn to code? What tools do you need to have? How about managing clients? Don’t worry! Getting started designing websites is more easy than you might imagine. Just start with these web and visual design skills and you’ll soon be on your way. (Psst! You can learn ALL the skills listed below in Skillcrush’s Web Designer Blueprint , an entirely online program designed to take you from zero to web designer in 3 months ±at. We’ve also got a Visual Designer program that covers everything from color theory and typography to becoming a Photoshop master. It’s the perfect digital course for creative types.) How to Learn Web Design: Tech Skills 101 First, let’s go over the technical side of becoming a web designer. All those strange acronyms and terms can seem intimidating, but they’re actually pretty easy (and super fun!) once you get to know them. 1. VISUAL DESIGN It might seems obvious that you need design knowledge to be a web designer, but visual design focuses on digital products, so it might be di²erent than what you expect. In this case, design principles are what determine the look and feel of a site. They can range from proportions to typography, to grid systems, to color theory. In other words: visual design is your chance to dig into creating mood boards and type hierarchy and experimenting with web fonts and color palettes.

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