I'm a bad graphic and and a not-so-bad programmer. I'd like to enter web designing world... the problem is: how can I start? I'd like that experts give me some suggestions about their favourite learning-path, book they think I should read, tools they think I have to use(Windows and Linux), their experience or simply anything they think is useful!!!

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Team up with a talented artistic person. If you have no talent for design, then you'll find it hard to succeed as a web designer. As you're a progarmmmer outside of the Internet world than learn HTML, CSS and Javascript, and position yourself as a front end developer.

good references to start from here: http://reference.sitepoint.com/

and learn about front end development here: http://dzineblog.com/2009/04/tutorials-psd-to-html.html

Answered over 8 years ago by Tony Crockford
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I learned a lot about HTML, JavaScript and CSS here: W3Schools, as for the graphic design you could always look at others people work to get a good idea about how they did it or browse the internet for tutorials on graphics and different methods on designing graphics. I use Gimp, but most of the experts use Photoshop, and I know there are tons of tutorials on designing graphics with Photoshop out there. Good Luck (:

Answered over 8 years ago by Ralph Stone
  • Interesting point: you use Gimp. I prefer it cause it is GPL licensed. Do you know any web resource for people who wants to learn GIMP applied on web design? Christian Cabizza over 8 years ago