Web Design Tutorials

bogner17

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Thought I would make this thread where we could put together some tutorials for members to learn some different web design techniques. I will compile a list of suggestions posted by members into different categories for different editing software, Photoshop and GIMP being the most popular. I will continue to update the list with your posts and all posts appreciated guys. :good:

I personally like the following tutorials for a range of different design techniques from full page designs to navigation bars and buttons.

40+ Greatest Web Interface Design Photoshop Tutorials
 

reichertd

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so what type of software are you thing. Is there any drag/drop offline software like what WIX sites uses. Something in the freeware range. Most of what I downloaded you still require a lot of knowledge.
 

GigaGreg

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Unfortunately there is nothing freeware range of software you want. You have either to buy, pay subscriptioin or torrent it.
 

Genesis

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reichertd said:
so what type of software are you thing. Is there any drag/drop offline software like what WIX sites uses. Something in the freeware range. Most of what I downloaded you still require a lot of knowledge.
All you need is Notepad++, Firefox and Filezilla. All of which are free. You then check around for free templates and improvise. You can also get plenty of ideas by downloading Stylesheets of Websites that you really fancy. And adapt them for your dream site.

I also have MS Expression Web 4. I rarely use it though. Mostly for FTP of files. Or sometimes just to see what the code looks like. Part I don't like about MS Expression Web is that it uses IE. Combo of Notepad++ and Firefox work much better.
 

Snowflake

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reichertd said:
so what type of software are you thing. Is there any drag/drop offline software like what WIX sites uses. Something in the freeware range. Most of what I downloaded you still require a lot of knowledge.

Once upon a time, when I knew nothing about websites, I used to use this software to create my websites. It was pretty easy to use and I think it's like wix (without the flash part), but it's paid (free trial): http://www.webpage-maker.com/
 

reichertd

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I downloaded MS expression, so going to give that a try, also someone mentioned Komposer, so will try that as well.
 

nawaf

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Komposer is good. You can also download wordrpess or joomla and WAMP or LAMP and start building wordrpess and joomla sites offline. You will also gets lots of templates and plugins to start and develop.
 

eichenlaub

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I use a WYSIWYG editor like DreamWeaver most of the time, and use Notepad++ (or just Text Edit on Mac) for coding. It's best to learn to code without the limitations presented by template-coding solutions. If you do like to use templates, grab one from themeforest.com and tweak the code to suit your needs (great way to learn HTML/CSS!). FileZilla for FTP.
 

GigaGreg

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To start coding I would recommend bracket a cross platform code editor by Adobe, its very good and free.
 

Genesis

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eichenlaub said:
If you do like to use templates, grab one from themeforest.com and tweak the code to suit your needs (great way to learn HTML/CSS!). FileZilla for FTP.
I like themeforest myself. I discovered the Website with doing a Word Press Website once. They have loads of Word Press templates and plugins in their Codecanyon Website:
http://codecanyon.net/?osr=tn&_ga=1.241520455.474660688.1415781492

I also noticed some phpBB templates as well, although phpBB has its own directory of templates that are great and easy to adjust. But here's a link to them. Sort of got me nostalgic for phpBB when I noticed them.
http://themeforest.net/search?utf8=✓&term=phpbb