What next for web design?
November 29, 2012 8:12 AM Subscribe
How best can I get on a good track to grow and learn as a web designer? I've been using Codecademy
, but I'd like to branch out.
Over the past few years I've tried my hand at web design a few times, only ever using HTML, CSS, and the most basic jQuery. Each time I've really enjoyed it. I love looking at raw code in Notepad++ and trying to figure out why it works. But inevitably I'll finish a project or hit a wall and drop out of it for a while.
I started powering through the lessons on Codecademy last week and it's been great to get back into it. But I'll run out of material pretty soon, and I'd love to hear how others have learned.
What other languages should I try and study? I think my long-term goal is to learn how to design a beautiful, functional front-end, and then build a bare-bones CMS to easily maintain and update a personal blog. I know I could do this with a blogging tool, but I'd much rather learn how to build it myself, even if it is a huge time commitment.
Any tips for other resources, personal stories about learning web development, and ideas for simple projects to practice would be awesome. Thanks for reading!