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But just the idea of getting started in web design can be overwhelming. Maybe you’resecretly thinking: what do web designers do? Or maybe even: what is web design? (Yes, wewere there at one point, too!)As you consider whether web design is the right career path for you, you need someanswers 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. Juststart 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, anentirely 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 andtypography to becoming a Photoshop master. It’s the perfect digital course for creativetypes.)How to Learn Web Design: Tech Skills 101First, let’s go over the technical side of becoming a web designer. All those strangeacronyms and terms can seem intimidating, but they’re actually pretty easy (and superfun!) once you get to know them.1. VISUAL DESIGNIt might seems obvious that you need design knowledge to be a web designer, but visualdesign focuses on digital products, so it might be di²erent than what you expect. In thiscase, design principles are what determine the look and feel of a site. They can rangefrom proportions to typography, to grid systems, to color theory. In other words: visualdesign is your chance to dig into creating mood boards and type hierarchy andexperimenting with web fonts and color palettes.