Nowadays there are many different ways to learn web design, and numerous approaches and skillsets that are involved. While there is no single ‘best’ way to get started, these tips will help put you on the right track and let you learn more effectively:
- Start with the basics
While it may be tempting to immediately jump into a WYSIWYG editor (such as Dreamweaver or Photoshop) and start designing, it is often best to learn the basics first. Finding out more about HTML and CSS in particular will help you to understand how websites and web design work – even if you don’t go too in-depth when learning about it.
- Play to your strengths
After you have a decent understanding of the basics, you should continue by playing to your strengths. If you have experience in graphic design or other art then WYSIWYG editors might help to jumpstart your experience. On the other hand if you have experience with code then learning CSS, JS, and other languages associated with web design might be an easier starting point.
- Structure vs. free learning
The main decision you may have to make is whether to follow a structured web design course (paid or free), or simply research and learn from various resources as and when you need to. That is really a matter of preference, and it is solely up to you to decide which approach you’d prefer. If you like having a structure that you can follow then go with it, but if you prefer being able to learn what you need to by yourself then that’s fine too.
If you find that some of the video lessons and guides available online are an excellent resource you could record and save them on your PC with Movavi Screen Capture. It is an easy-to-use screen recorder that will let you record screen video.
Rest assured it isn’t difficult to set it up, and you can immediately launch Movavi Screen Capture and draw a frame over the video using the mouse cursor. After that you need only press the record button and then stop and save it when it is done.
With the features in Movavi Screen Capture you can set the recording parameters to suit any requirements. That includes setting the frame rate, capture frame, audio source, and even choosing whether or not to record keyboard and mouse actions. In fact there is even a scheduler that will let you automatically start and stop the recording at a particular time.
Suffice to say Movavi Screen Capture will give you all the flexibility you need to save helpful web design guides, presentations, or even webinars for easy reference. If you think that would help, why not launch it right now and get started.