Monday, July 5, 2010

Taking A First Step In Web Design

Every web site needs a good web design and in fact there is so much competition of web design that people are ready to pay best price to make sure that their web sites are attractive as well as easy to use.
So if you have an eye for good design and you are comfortable with learning new technologies then you can make a good living designing websites for various clients.
To become a web designer you need to be able to know all these things:
1. You will need excellent communication skills in order to promote your website design
2. You will need to keep abreast of emerging web technologies and be able to implement them as
3. You should be able to demonstrate your skills with current web design software.
4. You should have some working knowledge of HTML, CSS, and a bit of scripting.
5. You should definitely be artistically inclined or know some people who can create great
6. And it obviously helps if you know Photoshop, Flash etc.

If you can tick all the boxes and are confident that you have the knowledge of all these things, then one of the first things you will need to plan your own website to get you started in the web design business. If you can put together some client testimonials these will definitely increase your conversions.
You will require a good content for your web pages. You can either hire and SEO Company to increase your search engine visibility or you can spend your time (some months) to optimizing your website.
If you open your own web Design Company or you are a freelancer than you will also need to consider the more mundane housekeeping items, such as:
1. Local advertising and marketing (formulating a marketing strategy).
2. Stationery pack including letterheads, compliment slips etc.
3. Setting up a business bank account.
Now, to the important stuff - what do your clients expect from you as a web designer?
1. Great designing abilities.
2. Ability to create pleasing color themes.
3. Writing W3C compliant code and possibly no errors.
4. Knowledge of manipulating graphics and images * Working knowledge of JavaScript and other
Scripting languages.
5. Exceptional service.
6. Transparent communication.

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