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ZzlollasszZ
04-13-2005, 03:54 PM
Hi everyone

Im a newbie to all this, i have just got dreamweaver and im having problems getting started. Im interested in web design and cant wait to know all the ins and outs.Anybody any tips for just starting out.

Look forward to getting to know u all :D

gmcrone
04-13-2005, 09:13 PM
Welcome to the club ZzlollasszZ

We were all new at one time, so don't be shy about asking questions.

As to just starting out....well.... remember Dreamweaver is just a tool, it can't create websites without your input.

Start out by sitting down and going over the reason why the website you are designing is being put on the web in the first place.

Is it an ecommerce site, a personal page, a site for a musician, artist, etc.

Then figure out who is the user you are trying to get to come to this website, what are you offering them, what can be different and so forth.

Once you have this down pat, then you can start thinking about what type of layout is needed for your client. What type of colour scheme is needed or proper for this site and what type of navigation is needed.

Then you draw up a few sketches on paper to hone your layout.

Finally you can fire up the computer and start doing the actual layout, and testing your colour schemes and navigation ideas.

Your client should be giving you most of the content. Your job is to package it to fit your client and the audience you want to attract.

Mike...

domedia
04-14-2005, 01:25 AM
Welcome ZzlollasszZ B)
Very nice advice from gmrone indeed !