In my first year of university I was introduced to the world of web design, and I discovered that it's a lot of fun! I never thought I'd get into this aspect of the new media, but I thoroughly enjoyed creating my own webpage.
The site I created to be marked isn't live so here's an alternative, a screen shot of what the main page of my website looked like. You'll have to trust me when I promise you that all the links worked perfectly!
My new found love for creating and designing websites left me with an unforeseen problem - I don't have the option to take up a module on the subject next year. The good news is, web design is easily self-taught! There are various online resources that can be accessed for free. Let's have a look at some of them:
W3 Schools, HTML - While this site gets a bad rep from various sources , I found it useful to learn the basics of HTML. However, now that I'm moving on to the more advanced aspects of web design I shall be leaving it behind, as I am not sure I trust it due to all the criticism and bad publicity.
The New Boston, CSS - On this site you'll find video tutorials that are easy to follow. The voiceover explains every detail simply and at an apt pace, though he can be a little irratating at times. These videos are helping me to learn CSS.
I'll set aside some time each day to practice, and hopefully I'll be a pro before the 2012/13 academic year gets started!