Web Design Trainings and Tutorials from Brisbane
Web design is a huge industry in Brisbane (and globally). We are in the middle of the digital age. Everyone and anyone want a website. But more than wanting a site, many Brisbane based businesses actually need an online presence. A good web design is vital to this end. Because of this, many people are looking to get their share of the pie and enrolling in website design trainings.
But what exactly should you pay attention to when you’re looking for web design Brisbane trainings and tutorials?
Well, for starters, you should know that web design is hard. Being a good web designer can’t be done in 24 hours. It might not even be possible to pull off in a week or a month. Tutorials promising to teach you all you need to know in a day or advertising to teach you the only thing you need to learn to be a successful web designer shouldn’t be believed. Web design has so many components. Our Brisbane based professionals are STILL learning about things they didn’t know previously, even the nice guys over at mangomattermedia.com!
Having said that, you might actually want to have a goal or a concrete project in mind when you start searching for trainings and tutorials. It will give you a good launching point to use the theories that you will learn. If you don’t really know where to start, then here’s a good project: a website that allows users to upload photos and leave comments. This means you have to learn to build the site with an admin section, manage the site and content and manage the users, too. I personally know a business owner that created his own website from scratch using tutorials. He runs a Brisbane based termite treatment company called Termite Byte, and specialises in everything related to pest control, like termite inspections, barriers, etc.
Your next step is to learn about programming. The ideal first language is Python. So look for training or tutorial on that. Python is recommended because it’s available on every platform, is well documented, can be used for small and large projects and has a great community to help newbies. It’s also free.
When you’re done with that, you need to learn how to transform data and display the result to the user. This means studying Structured Query Language or SQL.
If you’re already familiar with Python and SQL, you can start building web pages. Expect to read a lot while you’re learning web design. To build pages, you need to know HTML and CSS. It’s best to find a tutorial that covers both.
If you’re serious about learning web design, start by looking for tutorials and trainings covering the above (pay special attention to making sites mobile-friendly as that’s VERY important these days). When you can say you’ve mastered them (or at least can do them with some skill), then that’s the time you should look at more web design tricks.