What Do I Need to Learn?
This one’s a big question. The short answer is “not everything.” A more accurate
answer depends on where you are starting and what you want to do.
As mentioned earlier, the term “web design” has become a catch-all for a
process that actually encompasses a number of different disciplines, from
graphic design to serious programming. We’ll take a look at each of them.
If you are designing a small web site on your own, you will need to wear
many hats. The good news is that you probably won’t notice. Consider that
the day-to-day upkeep of your household requires you to be part-time chef,
housecleaner, accountant, diplomat, gardener, and construction worker—but
to you it’s just the stuff you do around the house. In the same way, as a solo
web designer, you’ll be part-time graphic designer, writer, producer, and information
architect, but to you, it’ll just feel like “making web pages.” Nothing
to worry about............