Web Designing As An Online Job
How to become an online web designer
Undeniably, there is a growing market for online web designing today. If you are a web designer and you are considering freelance work online, then it is now time to narrow down your options clearly. The market for web designing continues to grow as long as there are companies who need web designers in creating a front for traditional businesses or services.
Aside from having business as potential clients, online web designers can also rely on the billions of existing web pages in the Internet because these sites will need to be designed, built and maintained later on.
If you're planning to do freelance web designing, then you should gain knowledge and experience you need to become one. The first thing you need to consider is getting educated about the field. Today, there are many colleges and universities that offer multimedia courses and degrees. By enrolling in one of these educational institutions, you can learn different disciplines needed in order to become an expert in the field of online web designing.
Secondly, you need to reassesses the skills you need to be able to become a successful online web designer. Most online web designers agree that to be able to become a competent web designer, you should be able to complete a web site on your own. By doing this, you will have the knowledge in designing the layout of your client’s site while designing the elements that involve the use of Photoshop and Illustrator (Adobe) or Fireworks and Freehand (Macromedia).
Also, to be able to become a successful online web designer, you need to understand aspects such as design and image optimization in order to give good download, make the site easy to use, make it more search engine friendly and most importantly, to make it cross browser compliant. You will also need to have a good knowledge of HTML as well as an editor to be able to create a page.
If you're just new in the industry of online web designing, you might be using Microsoft Front Page but most online web designers say that newbies should veer away from using it because it has a lot of proprietary codes that are oftentimes non-cross browser compliant.
Macromedia's Dreamweaver is the advisable option in creating a site because it will save you time and energy when compared to hand coding. Aside from that, it is also quite important for you to understand the HTML behind the design. Aside from Dreamweaver, Adobe Photoshop 5.5 with Imageready 2.0, web designers who want to get online jobs should have knowledge on using Illustrator 9.0, and Flash 4 because these can also help you create better web sites.
By Pete Almonte