How can I learn the design side of web design?
July 31, 2011 6:09 AM Subscribe
Are there any good books/free online courses/tutorials for learning the basics of graphic design for web sites in particular?
posted by mccarty.tim to media & arts (8 answers total) 45 users marked this as a favorite
I took a class on HTML and CSS, and I like the idea of making web pages, but I feel like I lack the design chops to really make attractive and readable web sites.
Most design blogs I find are mostly long lists of things not to do, which I find very confusing when I'm trying to determine what I can do to make an aesthetically pleasing and usable site. I tried reading a bit of Don't Make Me Think, but it seems to be more usability than aesthetics oriented.
So, is there any way to improve my knowledge of this stuff without formal coursework in a school? I could take more multimedia design classes, but I am really full up on electives and kind of want to focus on core computer science coursework right now at school.