Imagine Yourself As A Professional Web Designer With HTML Certification...
Try to name one well known business that doesn't successfully promote itself on the web! With the growth of the internet and its popularity worldwide, pretty much every business needs to be online. Websites serve a number of different purposes - they allow potential clients to find suppliers, learn about products and in some cases make online purchases. As customers, our first port of call when we're looking to make a purchase is very often a search on Google, Bing or Yahoo to find a suitable website.
Obviously more websites creates a need for more talented and skilled people to design and build them. Maybe you fancy yourself as a web designer. To learn your trade and become certified you can train part-time at home on your computer, or part or full-time at college with a group of others.
When you look at the range of trainers who are advertising, don't rush through them too quickly. Get a feel for the quality of the training itself, and how you'd fit the different study methods into your current lifestyle.
An ideal training course should give you a good level of expertise in various web design skills. First of all though you need to be familiar with the fact that there are web developers as well as web designers.
If you want to get involved in web development work, you'll have to learn how to create software programs to take care of the back end functions like product availability checks and secure encryption etc. We're talking here about preparing for web design careers, which are more focused on all the visual aspects of a website.
Innovative and Original
If you're innovative and artistic you could well be suited to web design. You'll also need to get on well with people, and be able to build good client relationships. The client usually starts with some thoughts on how they'd like the designer to put their site together. You then have to bring those wishes to life, with an interesting, artistic and appropriate site that is easy for the user to find their way around. Plus professional designers can help their clients by showing them the sort of effects they can have in relation to the amount they spend.
Expert Training Programs...
Look for training in various Adobe packages - most professional courses will offer this. A number of Adobe certifications are available, and their packages are currently the most widely used in industry.
The most useful packages to learn are Adobe Dreamweaver Creative Suite 4 and Adobe Flash Creative Suite 4. You may come across colleges still using CS3 versions, but CS4 is now standard and is preferable. Dreamweaver will give you the ability to create exciting and innovative designs for web pages.
However, if you add Flash to your Dreamweaver skills you'll be able to bring those pages to life. A web design student couldn't ask for two better packages to work with.
To gain employment as a web designer, you must build a sample portfolio of your designs as you work through your training course. Future employers will want to take a look at what you can do before offering you a position. It may not be necessary to become commercially certified if you're intending to go freelance. However if professional certifications are important to you, there are two choices. The first is Adobe Certified Expert in Dreamweaver or Flash and the second is Adobe Certified Professional in Dreamweaver or Flash.
Beat The Competition
It's not uncommon for web students to think they know enough when they've grasped the fundamentals of design. As well as learning how to use the Adobe tools, find a course that will teach you supplemental web design skills as well. To start building up your skill set, look for a lesson in HTML and CSS to learn how the created code works. To understand any level of interactive functionality, you'll also need to have a grasp of extended HTML and PHP programming.
Thirdly, look for some teaching on your course about e-commerce websites and how they work. And then you should seek out training that covers an understanding of SEO (Search Engine Optimisation). The internet is a crowded place - which is why it's so important to learn the art of featuring highly on Google and co. With so many new sites going online each day, only the well optimised ones will see the light of day.
There are a stunning amount of openings for talented and creative web designers. Why not get involved yourself by finding out about re-training opportunities today? As the flexibility of the internet and speed of delivery continues to improve, so too is the way web sites are being built. People who get involved and excited by these changes will be in cutting-edge work for the rest of their careers.