How do I get started designing?

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Hi all!

Im new to the website design and things and i really want to get into it. I have knowledge of HTML and Dreamweaver. I just wanted to know how to get started really and how would be the best way to go about it?

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Your best bet is going to Google and typing "Introduction to HTML", "Basic HTML Tutorial" "Beginner HTML Tutorla" and such, and hitting search...

There's one that used to be up called the Ezy HTML Tutorial which was absolutely great, and I recommended it to people all the time. I can't remember the exact URL off-hand, but if it's still online, a quick Google search for it should bring it up.
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The best possible thing you can do is to create endless layout after endless layout. Practice DOES make perfect.
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Hi Dave, welcome to OZZU!
The best things you can do is to get into school for it, read, try the things you read about, and keep reading. Other than that joining an online community was a great step in learning the fundementals of web design.

Here's a few topics I suggest reading up on.(Other than HTML)

XML (eXtensible Markup Language ) A universal format for data
on the Web.

CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) A simple mechanism for adding style (e.g. fonts, colors, spacing) to Web documents.

W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) Leading orginization on web standards.http://www.w3.org/

Be assured others here on ozzu will show you some more (I diddn't want to hog the spotlight :lol:)
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I'd suggest that you start by creating a personal website (that's how I started)

Keep updating it and adding new features as you learn them! You can host fyour site for free at http://geocities.com or http://freewebs.com

~ Cazpian the 11th
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Thanks for all your replys so far, it IS much appreciated if you could keep them coming because i would like to know how to know everything if that makes sense? :?

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:lol: When I first started out I was just like you, I wanted to know how to do EVERYTHING. I found out real quick thats pretty much impossible. Webdesign is like a recipe, would you rather add spices a little at a time tasting as you go along, or just throw a bunch of spices you've heard of in and hope it tastes good?
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Tomo wrote:
Thanks for all your replys so far, it IS much appreciated if you could keep them coming because i would like to know how to know everything if that makes sense? :?

Tomo


Well Tomo, -- here is the key -- make this website your life for at least the next year or so:

http://www.w3.org
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And keep posting questions here! Learn by reading, doing, and asking.

Once you design your first website, you can post it under "Website Reviews".
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ATNO/TW wrote:
Well Tomo, -- here is the key -- make this website your life for at least the next year or so:

http://www.w3.org

And after that...

http://www.php.net
http://www.mysql.com

For another year or so.
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CazpianXI wrote:
And keep posting questions here! Learn by reading, doing, and asking.


Exactly! Remember, the only dumb question is the one that isn't asked (athough IH8Purple is attempting to prove that theory incorrect :mrgreen:)
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Me again,

Ive bin tryin to find out how to make my own forums :?: Do i need a special prog. or what tools do i have to use :?:

Also if im being cheeky tel me too shut up but ive bin told i should ask so....... how do i design 'sumat' that will let me have users that can log on and logout like limited access stuff?
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All you need is a programming language (eg php, perl, jsp) and a database (eg mysql, postgresql). If you've got both, you can build whatever you like.
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Axe wrote:
Exactly! Remember, the only dumb question is the one that isn't asked (athough IH8Purple is attempting to prove that theory incorrect :mrgreen:)

:lol:

Yer mean :-]
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:mrgreen:
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Me again with another question LOL

how do i make a webpage that will fit all screen resolutions?

Cheers once again

Tomo
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Use percentages rather than actual pixels in layout.
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AAAHHHH....

Nice one mate cheers.

Can anyone recommend some cheap web hosters for me?
AND
Does anyone know where i can find tutorials on how to make databases and link them to my webpages?

Thank you Once Again

Tomo
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for the web host question, i think there is a whole forum on it: http://www.ozzu.com/forum11.html

as for the database question, it depends on which programming language you want to use
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funny how when web design is mentioned no one even touches the actual design part of web design. coding can be a big deal if you want it to but the actual design is also a big part.

for me i like to get my inspiration by looking thought this part of this site:
http://designs.deviantart.com/web/

it gives me lots of ideas. then i put them though photoshop and then do the code.

to answer your other two questions:
http://www.phpbb.com/ is the free forum many people like to use and as i'm sure you know you will need someone to host it for you. now with hosting the biggest, cheapest host is not always the way to go. i recommend you look though this site as many members on here sell web hosting.

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