Let me guess, you have heard the term “web designing” floating in the air or from your friend and want to know about it, right? If that is the case and you want to learn this web designing thing as well, you are at the right place. This post will provide you with information about web designing and how we give training on that subject. So, let’s dive in.

 

What is Web Designing?

Web Designing is a process of designing websites that appears on the internet. It usually refers to the user experience aspect of the website. Designing of websites generally involves tools like graphics software, text editors etc. and technologies like HTML, CSS, JavaScript etc. The process of web designing is carried out by a web designer, a professional having a creative mind and a good understanding of different aspects of website building.

 

Basics of Web Designing

Here, at Qrolic Technologies, we start training from scratch and gradually uplift trainee’s knowledge to the highest aspects of web designing while allowing her or him to grasp the information thoroughly on the subject. The first step of Web Designing is learning relevant technologies. Here is what we teach trainees on the first phase of Web Design Training:

 

Front-end Technologies

Front-end technologies refer to the languages and libraries used to create a website’s presentation layer. End users will interact with the elements made from front-end technologies. You will learn some of the most popular and widely used front-end technologies like –

 

HTML

HyperText Markup Language commonly known as HTML is the most popular markup language. This language defines the structure of the website. Your training will start with learning the newest version of this language HTML5.

 

CSS

Cascading Style Sheet is a style sheet language used to describe a presentation of an HTML document. CSS language is the most common style sheet language. This language gives HTML elements an

 

JavaScript 

Javascript is a client-side scripting language used to make web pages interactive. Web Designers implements animations, clickable buttons, popup menus, and much more on websites with Javascript language.

 

JQuery

JQuery is a framework of Javascript. This framework helps designers in HTML document traversing, event handling, animation, and AJAX interaction for faster web development.

 

SASS

Syntactically Awesome Stylesheet is an extension to CSS which helps web designers writing more flexible CSS styles. SASS includes various features such as variables, nested rules, mixins, inline imports, built-in functions to manipulate colour and other values, etc which are fully compatible with CSS syntax.

 

GitHub

GitHub is a website that offers cloud-based git repository hosting service. GitHub is immensely popular to Designers and developer community. This version control system makes it easier to collaborate with a team to develop an application.

 

BEM Model

Block, Element, Modifier methodology, commonly referred to as a BEM is a naming convention for classes in HTML and CSS. BEM makes your code scalable and reusable; thus, it helps to increase productivity.

 

Conversion of Images into HTML

After getting your hands dirty with all of the technologies mentioned above you will learn Conversion of mock sites into HTML documents.

 

A web designer should be familiar with working with various photo editing software. Mostly we work with mock sites and we create them with software like Photoshop, Illustrator, XD, Figma, etc. We prefer to design web pages with graphical software and converts them into HTML document afterwards. So, you will learn to convert –

 

PSD to HTML

PSD stands for Photoshop Document. It is a standard format Adobe Photoshop document.

 

Ai to HTML

Ai stands for Adobe Illustrator; it is a file type as well as a software to generate vector graphics.

 

XD to HTML

Adobe XD is a tool for designing vector-based graphics for web apps and mobile apps

 

Figma to HTML

Figma is an online vector graphics editor and prototyping tool for designing high-quality graphics.

 

JPG to HTML

JPG is the most common format of digital images. This format too can be used as a website mock file.

 

A web designer should be proficient in Content Management Systems too. At Qrolic you will learn two most popular CMS platforms that are –

 

Shopify

Shopify is an e-commerce platform that helps you to build an online store for your business. It provides a great collection of built-in themes. You can use these templates into your project as it is or with modification. To be able to modify Shopify themes you need to learn this technology.

 

WordPress

WordPress is an open-source Content Management System. It is written in PHP and paired with MySQL and MariaDB. WordPress is a versatile CMS designed for websites, blogs, e-commerce, portfolio, etc.

 

Now that you will know web designing tools, technologies and CMS platforms, you will be ready to get started on your journey as a web designer. So now you have to take some points into your consideration before start working on live projects.

 

Before you start working –

You need to have a strong understanding of the structure and flow of the website. Analysing a mock file will help you to get an idea about how web pages will be designed. You can ask you, seniors, if you have any confusion regarding any elements or layout. This will save you from having any clutter or temporary stoppage at design time.

 

After successfully designing a website, you will need to test your website. First of all, check your site for cross-browser compatibility. Run your site on every version of every popular browser. If any of the browsers of its version does not support the site, you will have to make changes in it or provide an extra code to at least indicate the user about the problem with that particular browser. Similarly check for responsiveness to all screen size, stretched images, loading speed, proper working of JavaScript, code quality, and compare your design with the mock file.

 

Pushing work on the GitHub

You will have to upload your work on GitHub after finishing the testing. Upload your work in below structure like –

 

UI-file

Put all the UI files in this folder

 

HTML

All HTML files will be in this folder

 

Requirements 

Client’s other requirements will be in this folder.

 

Useful Chrome Extensions

Chrome is the most favourite to not only internet surfers but to web designers and developers too. Chrome offers some useful extensions which, as a web designer you should know and use in your projects to simplify the hardest tasks and enhance productivity. We have curated a list of extensions and published a blog post about that, you can check it here.

 

Useful Website’s list

Usually, you will need resources like stock photos, vector graphics, textures, patterns, PNG images, fonts, etc. We have created a blog post for that too.

 

Check them here:

15+ most amazing websites to download free fonts

10 Best jQuery Plugin and effects to implement in your website

Best Resources to Find Textures and Patterns for websites

20 great resources to explore free vector images treasure

Top 15 Websites to find free transparent PNG images

20+ Awesome Free Stock Photos Websites to use in 2020

 

Company Contribution

Qrolic Company contributes to open-source platforms like –

Dev.to

Stack Overflow

Codepen

Behance

 

So, these are the things you will learn on web designing training at Qrolic Technologies. If you have any doubt regarding this, you can reach to us from here.