there’s so much to know!
I have come to the conclusion that above all else your foundation is that basically of front-end web development! HTML & CSS are the water and concrete mix to the whole thing.
Once you have that down, everything else falls into place rather it be the typography, color schemes, photoshop skills, user experience, accessibility, SEO, etc. those will fall into place when you need them to.
HTML (HyperText Markup Language); take that content and place it on a single web page. It is now expected for a web designer to know this code. With this, you now know how to create headlines, paragraphs, add images links and footers.
CSS (Cascading Style Sheet); take that HTML you just created, move it, colorize, style and adjust it to exactly to the image you have on the mock-up you’ve created. “Make it pretty!” This is where the design part really comes into play.
Other foundational skills include;
- Design Software (Adobe CC Suite, Balsamiq, WordPress, Sketch, etc.)
- Graphic Design (learning color schemes, typography, trends)
- SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
- UI/UX (User interface and experience – YouTube Link)
Regardless of what you want to do in web design, these are the must-knows to get your foot in the door!