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sheldyn
02-22-2008, 12:12 PM
Hi, may i ask what seems to me a dumb question( excuse my ignorance),
apart from HTML and Dreamweaver, can i just use Indesign or Illustrator to design a website. As a Designer i use both Illustrator/Indesign for the majority of my work (Print work) Both allow me great flexibility with Type and Layout design. Is it the HTML thing.

mangofreak
02-22-2008, 02:27 PM
If you are well versed in InDesign why not use it. The one thing I find many designers do not realize that print media is different than web media.
When designing for web be aware of limitations, other than that have fun with it.

domedia
02-22-2008, 02:28 PM
I think most people use either Photoshop or Fireworks to create web graphics, although any software the can slice graphics will do I guess.
Is it the HTML thing. What?

domedia
02-22-2008, 02:33 PM
The one thing I find many designers do not realize that print media is different than web media. Very true. The amount of print designers falling right on their face when starting web design is amazing..
Zeldman wrote some books on transitioning from print to web:
http://www.dreamweaverclub.com/books/0735710732/Taking_Your_Talent_to_the_Web_Making_the_Transitio n_from_Graphic_Design_to_Web_Design.html
http://www.dreamweaverclub.com/books/0321385551/Designing_with_Web_Standards_2nd_Edition.html

sheldyn
02-23-2008, 09:21 AM
Thank's for the response. The book recomendation is excellent, have started reading (Taking Your Talent to The Web).Looking forward in being a member and making a transition from print to Web.

d a v e
02-23-2008, 11:07 AM
remember though don't use any of the (x)html exported from indesign - or if you do then check it all against the validator http://validator.w3.org/ - and don't slice it all up into tables with graphics in :(

sheldyn
02-24-2008, 09:53 AM
Am i better off learning HTML from it's begining and having that grounding knowledge then building on that ,or are apps like Dreamweaver all designers really need to know. Personally i have to understand something totally before i can begin to use it and then create something from it. Are there any recommendations for easy begginer tutorials in learning HTML. Many thank's.
Are we that advanced now that all we need to know is how to use Dreamweaver as the HTML is written for us, in that case why learn HTML etc..

domedia
02-24-2008, 09:26 PM
If you want to do this professionally, you most likely have to learn HTML. I've never seen a job posting not requiring knowledge of the language as a requirement.