Many creatively-inclined, computer savvy individuals have discovered that web design courses are precisely what they are looking for. The careers that accompany this sort of training are flexible, interesting, and generally pay well.
Those who choose to getthis type of degree will discover that they have numerous options for getting the proper training from community college courses to four-year degrees. All of these methods have their pros and cons and you should make your choice regarding which to invest based on lifestyle and personal choice.
Most design degrees are associates or bachelor level and require one to four years to complete. However, master’s level degrees and less intensive certification programs are also available for learners. Basic computer skills are a requirement for most any of these courses and the curriculum consists of understanding things like HTML and e-commerce. Upon graduation, web design students ought to be completely capable of producing a website of several pages, from scratch.
Since almost every company and important person on the planet maintains or plans to create a website, the job outlook for this type of work should remain pretty good for quite a while. The work is flexible, as many people in this profession are independent contractors, who have the capacity to make their own schedules and greatly control their personal workload.
Multiple specifics exist when it comes to degree concentration, with many options being highly focused on the art of designing a website. Additional classes that are beneficial for web designers are the ones that are focused on advertising. The standard program will include a bit of it all, from the technical to the creative.
If you decide that one of the many different types of web design courses available to students today is the right path for your education it is smart to apply early. This is a highly sought after field and though there are many programs out there, in schools where restrictions are set on attendance these types of classes often fill up quite fast. With committed study you can be well on the path to a highly successful, lucrative career in anywhere from one to four years. No matter how far software creators advance programs designed to create websites automatically, nothing will ever surpass the quality that a well-trained web designer can offer a business owner and with that in mind this job is expected to remain popular well into the foreseeable future.
Implemented a way to ‘lock in’ a theme as per Blake R’s suggestion. thanks!
Comments added below picture for those which need to give credit to others (not taken by ChapmanPhotography/me)
Validate XHTML / CSS links temporarily removed. I feel like I’m cheating…but the primary xhtml validation site has been acting up (for me?) lately. The CSS would validate…but I coded my CSS (stylesheet) in php. The php relies on information from the actual page…but when CSS is validated, it doesn’t reference the ‘parent’ page(s). So, it doesn’t validate because I have variables coded via php into the CSS. If I put the XHTML link back up, I’ll probably make a static stylesheet and link to that to make the site validate successfully. Sorry if you don’t speak code…I just wasted your time.
We do IT, so you don’t have to.
This is my website. It’s not quite complete. The links on the left and main links on the navbar work. The sub links, however, do not.
*Tutorials and software are randomly pulled from a table so they are different each time.
*Brief software reviews for lots of free (for personal use and some for other) software
*Picture + color scheme is also randomized per page load. They can be randomized by hitting ‘F5’ on the keyboard or the reload button on your browser. The available themes can be manually specified by using the left and right arrows at the top right of the page.
Next on the list are
*delete a few of the ‘themes’ that I don’t care for
*add some more tutorials
*add full sub-page (/computerwork/maintenance/) content <–currently only the summaries in the main computer work page exist
i’m more of a web programmer/web engineer (i think of web design as the graphical/aesthetic part, which i do but don’t feel as comfortable with), so it’s still somewhat simplistic…but it has my wife’s stamp of approval.
i’d love to hear any feedback concerning the content, themes, site-layout, usability, or anything else relative to the site. oh, i’ve purchased ‘chapmanit.com’ and am just waiting on pointing the domain to the current residence.
the lookatme reference was from veggie tales. pretty funny stuff.
Potential Change (from visitor feedback — Thanks!)
*various picture/theme approval/dislike (Amanda B)
*theme selection text should wrap around upon reaching last avail theme (Amanda B)
*allow theme selection to persist across site visit (Blake R)