20 years old and truly passionate and motivated to grasp as much knowledge in regards with this field. Whether it be freelancing during the summer or working on personal projects on the side, my drive to get better and succeed is more than present. Currently studying in Graphic & Web Design (GWD) at John Abbott College and looking for a place to stage during the winter 2019 semester.
Currently looking for a place to stage and potentially given a full-time job afterward. As a young creative and competitive individual it is important to let potential employers know where I am heading in the near future. Always looking for opportunities no matter what they may be, I will be enrolling into University for the 2019 fall semester as I am a student-athlete. With that said I am willing to withdraw from University before starting If I am offered a full-time job that interests me greatly.
Hi there, my name is Aziza Abbasi and I am nineteen years old. I enjoy creating multiple works of art such as illustrated portraits, tattoo designs, general design patterns, digital/physical artwork and more. I savor abstract forms of art and exploring controversial topics and ideas. My goal in the near future is to integrate myself into a creative work atmosphere and build a secure work ethic. I am interested in art direction, illustration and print designs, to mention a few. I plan on working a part-time job during the summer. As well as dipping a bigger hand into freelancing by increasing my current client list in order to expand my resumé.
Web Designer — Probably went to school for graphic design. This role has mostly been replaced by UI design since the rise of appreciation for good user experience.
UX Designer — Often a researcher that brings the site to the stage of wireframes and prototypes.
UI Designer — Designs the look and feel of the site, often creating an advanced prototype.
Although it starts off mostly talking about Computer Science students, the discussion of design and interactivity careers is very good. It’s an important read for soon-to-be graduates interested in web careers.
Soon you will be meeting teams of people. All of them with very different responsibilities and skills. This article helps differentiate the forest from the trees.
The internet, and the World Wide Web are based on plain text.
Everything on the web is plain text: .html, .css and .js files. (Pictures, audio and video aren’t in plain text of course – but they were added on the web much later.) To be a productive web designer, you need to be able to efficiently edit text files – and even several ones at once.
For years, and even decades, computer networks were criss-crossed by typing commands in Terminals and using text-only tools like FTP for transferring files or various text editors (from nano to Vim and Emacs) to create and edit them.
The moment you choose to get into web design and development, you choose to enter a universe of endless connections in between machines scattered across the globe.
There is you at your computer, and then there is everything else on the internet. By definition, the rest of the internet is “remote” to you dear reader of this post.
So, once again by definition, web design is a career where all the important stuff happens on other machines – on “remote web servers” usually – and being able to connect to such a machine to create and edit files and folders as well as manage transfers of data from machine to machine is a valuable skill.
The most efficient tool for logging into any remote computer is the CLI (“command-line interface“) which you gain access to when you start an application called the Terminal.
This is an old video I posted many years ago to my own web site. It is – I believe – the most popular post I have ever created. At last count, the video has over twenty-five thousand hits. I had the step-by-step written tutorial on my site back then and I lost track of how many times it was the most popular thing on my web site each month.
This is a beginner’s tutorial on how to create a valid HTML 5 template that uses PHP includes (“require” actually) that assembles the code on the server. This gives designers the opportunity to build a theme (or “skin”) that can manage the look of an entire web site – large or small.
This type of coding is a stepping-stone exercise in between coding HTML by hand and having a fully dynamic database-driven site, such as WordPress, or a custom content management system (“CMS”).
The screenshots in this tutorial were created on both an iMac (macOS 10.13.6) and a Ubuntu 18.04 Linux machine. When you configuring your instance of Virtualbox the appearance of the interface and the location of some controls may be different. The functionality remains the same on every platform (macOS, Windows or Linux).
Please note that Linux is a case-sensitive filesystem. This means that “file.html” and “File.html” (different capitalization of the letter F) are understood by the computer as two different files!
So, in web design, please standardize your file or folder naming to:
lowercase letter and/or numbers only
periods reserved for use as the last character before the file name extension ex: .html, .css, etc.