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    thanks for your contributions i am very gratefull.

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    First,you'd better learn html and css to get basic skill of web page design.Do not use the tool such as dreamweaver.Notepad is ok,and it can be great help since you are a beginer.Then choose your favrite envrionment,I mean windows or linux.For windows,asp and asp.net is you good choice.For linux,you'd better start from php.Hope it can help you.
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    Learn HTML & CSS and also you can design it in Dream Weaver software.....

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    You know what? Check out w3schools....they explain the basics of html and css pretty well.
    Once you've gone through that, buy a couple of O'Reilly books on the same topic to give you a better understanding of the field.

    Php should then be a cakewalk!

    It wouldn't be wise to start using Dreamweaver right away (you're likely to get completely muddled up)- its better if you know at least those three languages initially before trying other stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by Superstar143 View Post
    I wanted this information,Thank you all of you for this information
    can you provide anyone ,which site teaching step by step web desing?
    As far as i'm aware, this is the best one out there : http://w3schools.com/

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    First understand how website works, what files needed in a website, which files you need to be in a pictures. Then learn about html part which is very very important.
    You can use Frontpage to understand the basic layout designs then move to dreameweaver to make one. Dreamweaver is really easy once you get a better grasp of it..


    Good luck!

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    Making themes from scratch , coding them etc can be a daunting task , i find that using a CMS script as one or two others have mentioned.

    Joomla
    Wordpress

    etc

    Then simply downloading a theme to your liking or even making your own.

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    In my opinion,tutorials and books are fine for basics,but i got bored of the book i bought (Sams Teach Yourself HTML and CSS in 24 Hours 7th Edition) and got bored before i reached half of the book,then i downloaded a template and started looking at the code and i figured some things out,and then just start working on a site,and you will learn as you go,and it will keep you motivated,same way for any programming language,because reading programming books has to be the most boring thing in the world,its just important that you know the basics,after you do,just dig in

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    Here's an alternative angle, from my experience. I haven't really read books on HTML or CSS nor web design (which can, as some say, be boring). Instead I learned solely through practice.

    I usually started with an existing theme for a CMS (like Drupal) which is close to what I want my site to look like and then went to its CSS and HTML and edited it. If I didn't know how to do something myself I just googled it. In addition to that I also learned by reading the CSS and HTML that's already there.

    After some time of doing this I started being able to do my own CSS and eventually even my own templates if I wanted to so I usually start with a basic template (or framework template) nowadays and totally transform it into the look, feel and function I want.

    That's pretty much how I learned everything online, by learning as I go just enough I need to know to create something I want. :P

    That said, CSS, HTML and PHP (which you'll need to a lesser extent) are the coding part. Before you do that you can literally draw a web site in a program like photoshop or what I use: inkscape and gimp (which are free, but pretty good). You just basically get creative about it. This can also be mastered with some practice and the best way to start is probably to just start, download Inkscape and start playing with it.

    After drawing a web site you have a visual guideline. If you're starting with a template you can then choose one which is close to that look, but with not too much cruft so it's easy to customize, and then modify it to match your drawn design.

    EDIT: Another thing to keep in mind is that before you start designing any site you need to know its purpose, structure etc. and have a kind of "vision" for what it's gonna be. This would guide the structure and style of your design.

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by memenode View Post
    Here's an alternative angle, from my experience. I haven't really read books on HTML or CSS nor web design (which can, as some say, be boring). Instead I learned solely through practice.

    I usually started with an existing theme for a CMS (like Drupal) which is close to what I want my site to look like and then went to its CSS and HTML and edited it. If I didn't know how to do something myself I just googled it. In addition to that I also learned by reading the CSS and HTML that's already there.

    After some time of doing this I started being able to do my own CSS and eventually even my own templates if I wanted to so I usually start with a basic template (or framework template) nowadays and totally transform it into the look, feel and function I want.

    That's pretty much how I learned everything online, by learning as I go just enough I need to know to create something I want. :P

    That said, CSS, HTML and PHP (which you'll need to a lesser extent) are the coding part. Before you do that you can literally draw a web site in a program like photoshop or what I use: inkscape and gimp (which are free, but pretty good). You just basically get creative about it. This can also be mastered with some practice and the best way to start is probably to just start, download Inkscape and start playing with it.

    After drawing a web site you have a visual guideline. If you're starting with a template you can then choose one which is close to that look, but with not too much cruft so it's easy to customize, and then modify it to match your drawn design.

    EDIT: Another thing to keep in mind is that before you start designing any site you need to know its purpose, structure etc. and have a kind of "vision" for what it's gonna be. This would guide the structure and style of your design.

    Cheers
    Agreed,this is a very good thought on learning anything really,not just online.
    When you learn something by theory alone,it tends to get boring in a few hours max. and unless you have some sort of hyper-motivation you will give up and wont learn it.In my experience the best way to learn anything is just to dig in.Start working a personal website,do a project,you just need to show some initiative and if you do it long enough,you will master it slowly,this is the slow way,but you will learn your own way and you will know what you are doing...So much from my box of wisdom

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