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midnight_fantasy On January 13, 2008




Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
#1New Post! Sep 05, 2007 @ 19:28:44
I want to do a web design course, but don't know which one to go for. Have any of you done one if so which ones and were they any good?

Could you recommend any to me?
Pete On March 28, 2012
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Central Scotland, United Kingd
#2New Post! Sep 05, 2007 @ 19:31:18
I have done one. just look at your nearest college's or ones that you are willing to travell to, and see what ones is the best
stumblinthrulife On April 16, 2008

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Lake Saint Louis, Missouri
#3New Post! Sep 05, 2007 @ 19:37:12
Best advice I can give is to know exactly what you want before you go in. Do you want a course that focusses on web design or do you want a course that will teach you HTML/XML? The two are completely different, and one doesn't lead to the other. I've seen websites made by people proficient in HTML which sucked ass, and sites made in dreamweaver by someone with limited HTML knowledge that were usable and attractive.

So in judging a course, always ask the question - how much time is spent on learning HTML, and how much time is spent on learning how to design a well crafted webpage.
midnight_fantasy On January 13, 2008




Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
#4New Post! Sep 05, 2007 @ 19:47:00
i'm more into the design than the html
stumblinthrulife On April 16, 2008

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Lake Saint Louis, Missouri
#5New Post! Sep 05, 2007 @ 19:48:21
@midnight_fantasy Said
i'm more into the design than the html


Then it's probably best to find a course using Macromedia Dreamweaver, and a design and ergonomics course. Together they should help you put together functional, usable, friendly webpages with a minimum of technical knowledge required.
midnight_fantasy On January 13, 2008




Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
#6New Post! Sep 05, 2007 @ 20:08:12
that helps me quite a bit, thank you
ciweb On July 10, 2008




Kent, United Kingdom
#7New Post! Sep 30, 2007 @ 23:38:47
I am in a course provided by Skills Train, in their CIW course, they don't just teach you html, but perl, javascript, how to build a site and use dreamweaver, frontpage, aswell as systems admin and so forth. also including what to look t and consider when designing a site

That is if you can fork out ?2750 (?75 p/m)
oreo_man On March 12, 2009




North Vancouver, Canada
#8New Post! Sep 30, 2007 @ 23:51:28
I learned on my own and then I took a small course on flash animation and then took one on dreamweaver, photoshop, flash, ext. And courses are the best. You get to experience things for you're self and if you have trouble you can talk to the teacher and you'll understand things much better.
ciweb On July 10, 2008




Kent, United Kingdom
#9New Post! Oct 01, 2007 @ 09:05:50
Agreed oreo.

I started learning on my own, for about a year, but because it was on my own it was difficult.

When you learn on courses you pay more attention and are given practical exercises.

Be warned though, even xhtml/css can take years to 'master'
smoothwebdesign On August 01, 2008




swansea, United Kingdom
#11New Post! Aug 01, 2008 @ 09:40:20
Hey, it depends on your ability, mean i had a good understanding of computers and thought stuff it might aswell do somthing with computers, so i did!

I got my own web design company now. My advice to you is to learn with dreamweaver MX because its the best around(or cs3) and learn graphic design loads of people i know say its about html and coding which is a big part of it, but not a all of it. With dreamweaver its very much like drawing. You would need to understand photoshop cs3 or similar drawing kit. With websites now(web 2.0 style) half the battle is graphic design. If you need advice Message me.
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