Designing for the Web

Author: Mark Boulton

Designing for the web is different than designing for any other medium. The breadth of skills required is sometimes daunting.

The depth of experience required, seemingly unobtainable. Yet, the medium attracts designers from all spheres of design practice: from engineering and architecture, to product and graphic design.

I regularly receive emails from students and budding designers asking for my opinions and advice on how they can get started in this industry.

‘How can I get my first job?’, ‘What skills do you think I need to land my dream job?’, ‘If I want to be a web designer, what should I study at school?’. Where do you start? Maybe you’re a developer who needs to improve the quality of your design. Maybe you’re a print designer who wants a change. Firstly, before making a decision on what course to attend in school, or what software package you need to learn, I believe you need a solid grasp of what the web is today, where it came from and where it might be heading.

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