DIY Web Design: My first day of school

I’m starting to get the hang of designer language, now it’s time for me to figure out exactly what I need to be successful.

Typically, with a DIY project I  turn to Pinterest, but for web design I thought it would be good to broaden my horizons (and my Google search skills). So I sat down with my coffee and my laptop and thankfully, I didn’t have to search too far to find websites made for people like me, on the hunt for some helpful information about DIY web design.

I know what people say “It takes money to make money” but frankly right now I don’t have the extra money to spend. So thanks to the web design gods,  I found an article that was particularly helpful in the blog of a Long Island Website Design Agency called Huemor.

The article breaks down the free resources into categories of basically everything I need to get started with for my web design project. It’s pretty easy to find whatever you’re looking for. I know that I’ll find myself going back to this article throughout my time as a “web designer in training” to take full advantage of this long list of free resources.

If you’re as excited as I am about free things here’s the link to 111 Free Online Design Resources.

Taking a break from learning about different fonts and Photoshop, I thought it would be interesting to look up other things about web design. I found this great article 20 Graphic Designers You Should Know.

There’s some pretty interesting stories on here about successful designers and if you’re looking for inspiration I suggest you start here.

Another article I think would be helpful for up-and-coming web designers is an older article by Smashing Magazine, known for it’s creative web design tidbits. This one fits that bill: Fun Approach to Creating More Successful Websites. Although it is a few years old this article shows how to add some fun into your websites. Who doesn’t like to have a little more fun?

With the help of only a few articles I already know way more than I did yesterday. Every day that I do more research about web design I feel more and more confident to start an internship. Now I need to begin my search.

One last thing before I go! My apartment is pretty small and I’m looking for some good ideas about how to turn my little space into a workspace without breaking the bank, or my neck. I’d love any ideas you might have.

Check out this video about making home offices!