Introductory Information and General Learning Resources
General resources for learning web design
The sites listed below are excellent places to find loads of content aimed at people who are looking to learn more about web design and front end development. Much of the content is free but some of it is available for a membership fee, which may be worth the cost to save yourself some time in tracking down the right resources.
Resources to Learn HTML
HTML is of course one of the fundamental aspects of web design. There are a number of resources and tutorials out there that are aimed at beginners.
HTML and CSS – The VERY Basics (video)
Resources to Learn CSS
CSS (Cascading Style Sheet) coding will control the presentation of the website and should also be a major area of focus for beginners.
Using CSS 3 (video)
Typography is an important aspect of web design that impacts not only the look of a site, but also the readability and user experience.
Even an attractive website won’t be very effective if it is not usable. Creating user-friendly website should be a priority throughout the design process.
Like usability, accessibility is critical for the success of a website. If visitors cannot access the site and it’s content, it will be useless to them.
The resources provided here will teach you about the different types of layouts and some keys to creating effective layouts.
Color choices have a huge impact in web design. In this section you’ll find resources for learning the basics of color theory and color psychology, as well as some tips for using available resources to help with picking a color scheme.
The Design Process
Part of being an effective web designer is establishing a process for your design projects. In this section you’ll find some resources that teach various aspects of the design process.
Creating an Effective Mood Board (video)
One of the biggest frustrations for new web designers is dealing with browser inconsistencies. In this section you’ll find some information that will help you to understand browsers, as well as some resources for testing your websites.