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12-02-2003, 12:34 PM
I OWN A STORE DOWN HERE IN FLORIDA & A FEW FRIENDS OF MINE ARE GRAPHIC DESIGNERS//WEB DESIGNERS & WEBSITE SAVY PEOPLE IN GENERAL.
I AM INTERESTED IN LEARNING ABOUT ALL THIS NEET WEB STUFF,, I WOULD APPRECIATE TO KNOW WHERE TO TURN...BOOKS TO READ FIRST...TUTORIALS FOR NON-COMPUTER MINDED PEOPLE
12-02-2003, 12:59 PM
It depends on what you want to learn Peter. Is there any specific area that interests you?
I suggest you have a browse of the forums, in particular read the top posts of each one to read what each topic encompasses.
If you want to learn website design, do you want to learn to hand code or use one of the simpler WYSIWYG editors (in other words you jsut move stuff around on a page)?
All this neat web stuff is a HUGE topic. Most of us experienced ones are still learning stuff. Baby steps my friend :-)
12-02-2003, 01:22 PM
Welcome Peter !
As Matauri has pointed out, we are all still learning.
A good place to learn is right here at WebProWorld !
There's a great group of people here and a great mix.
Some are new and trying to kick start their career like you and some are experienced with varying degrees of specialties.
No question is too simple, dumb or redundant. Ask away !!
12-02-2003, 07:34 PM
One good book I found is "Web Tricks & Techniques, Layout Fast Solutions for Hands On Design" by Elisabeth Heinicke. I found it at the Iowa State University Bookstore, but I am sure you can order it on line somewhere.
It shows a lot of different websites and then gives the information on how they were made. It also has some good general information on the use of tags. I think it is hard to find good web books that have examples of design and how the design was achieved. Anyway, you might want to add this book to your library.
12-02-2003, 08:43 PM
Just on books...
There are a series of books that are great step by step books, with mainly pictures instead of endless streams of computer jargon that only the experienced would know. They are the "Read Less-Learn More" series by Maran Graphics. They are simple to understand & show by example rather than instructions with only text. They were my first books I used.
You can find a range of their books here...