So you want to try your hand at making web pages that actually look good, feel snazzy, and are a pleasure for people to use, but you’re not a web developer, or even a web designer? How do you get started?
Here’s how things fit together:
- HTML – Used to create the structure and content of a web page
- CSS – Provides style, color, and often some element positioning on web pages
Check out a few resources to get started:
- http://jquery.com – jQuery site with documentation, downloads, and most importantly plugins. The availability of very nice and free jQuery plugins is what makes it so valuable to learn.
- http://www.csszengarden.com – site that shows examples of just how different a web page can look purely by changing the CSS
The really great thing about learning these basic skills is that you can easily apply them to creating web pages in other, more powerful frameworks like ASP.Net, SharePoint, WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, and many others.
Ready to try your hand? Start with an existing template rather from a blank slate to make learning easier. Check out the free templates on DreamTemplate. You can start developing your skills with these. Happy webbing :-)