I'm Looking Into It

I need to learn from scratch but I don't have and can't afford a program for it. I do know the basics though. I thought it could be good to design a family website for practice. If I'm any good maybe I can earn a little from designing them or putting ads on them.

 

Who knows? Maybe eventually it will get me off the dole.

outofphase outofphase
26-30, F
3 Responses Mar 12, 2010

I have a friend who makes money from designing websites. We've all gotta start somewhere.<br />
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I'm an IT student and will be doing website design next year but only if I can get off welfare (the type I'm on in the UK is known as Jobseekers - it sucks). See how desperate I am? How the heck am I supposed to make a living if people wont employ me? I was thinking adsense at first if I can design a good enough site, not much money and slow but I can build up.<br />
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I'm getting mixed responses on and off the internet for this kind of thing. I need to start now. I do want to do it for fun too though.<br />
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Thankyou for the advice.

Yeah you can download entire CSS templates from cssportal.com.<br />
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I started with basic HTML years and years ago but now I'm left behind with all this CSS, Java and stuff. But, it's all pretty neat to play with.<br />
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I've done a few simple websites. Just start with something simple and keep adding stuff to it.<br />
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You won't learn anything using programs. They clutter up the code and hide what's going on from you. Download a nice notepad program - I use NoteTab Light - so you can work on multiple documents at one time - that's all you need to learn with.<br />
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There's also a lot of good tutorials on anything from HTML to Java, cgi, etc.<br />
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As far as making money, I've looked into it and it's hard because of all the competition from the guys that do it for a living. They have references, an online 'reputation' so to say, etc. Most of the work is gotten via freelance websites like eLance, etc and it's really hard to get a job on those sites because of all the indian freaks on there.<br />
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If you'd like to share some of your work I'd be interested and would help with anything I know.

Look around online. There are sites that offer design templates and lots of advice. Just let Google be your friend. Good luck!