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post #1 of 6 Old 06-01-2008, 09:21 PM Thread Starter
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Many people have been telling me to tackle web design. Ive looked into it recently as a second income in these harder times and I find it very interesting. After enjoying the new version of Photoshop CS3, looking into Adobe's other offerings. Come to find out the that the CS3 software works together. Im thinking of going ahead and buying the whole CS3 Web Premium Package. I like to work with ActionScript deeply to produce Flash website. Ilike the professionalism of the whole result.

I guess I wondering is there anyone on here that does web design and how do you like it?


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Lately I'm finding web design to be a chore, but mostly because I'm behind on my knowledge of the subject.

I'm in the midst of redesigning two websites at work, and I'm leaning heavily towards relying on a CMS (Content Management System) to make it easy on myself. Though that has alot to do with the architecture of the website as well as the design.

I've done a few website designs in my day, and admittedly I'm not th best at it.
But with CMSs it's alot easier on old-school HTML-ers like myself.

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Well I hope to get started by learning the new stuff, that way I can offer a up to date product. HTML via Dreamweaver will still be an option, for those who want a simple layout; so i hope to learn the old stuff as well. I have friend with a business and he wants a site, so we made an agreement for that job to be a experiment on my part and free for him. I like learn Flash for the Wow factor so his site can make a good reference.


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As far as "wow factor" in flash, you should check out this site.

http://www.2advanced.com

Unfortunately, to do something like that site, you'd be working on it for a few months non-stop, and that's assuming you're a flash EXPERT.

I did website design for a while and just got so busy with other stuff that I haven't messed with it in a while. As of right now, the big trends are PHP, CSS and AJAX. I would look into those if you don't already know them. Most of the CMS's out there are PHP-based and more and more are using AJAX as it's much cleaner and more elegant looking for a web interface.

If you get good, you can make quite a bit of money doing it. But I would definitely recommend doing a few little jobs on the side. I've seen lots of your work - the sigs you make for everyone - and you've got a good creative eye for design. But all the best designs I've seen come from people who understand both the design "pretty" point of view and also the code "backbone" point of view.

Any other questions, I'd be happy to help answer. But like I said, it's been a few years since I've worked on anything, so not sure how much help I can be.
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Wow, that site is very impressive.

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As far as "wow factor" in flash, you should check out this site.

http://www.2advanced.com

Unfortunately, to do something like that site, you'd be working on it for a few months non-stop, and that's assuming you're a flash EXPERT.

Well Im sure a team worked on all that, plus that high quality should be a given for a design company with its clients list like it has. lol.
Ive read good reviews on the timesaving features of Adobe Flash CS3 and been studing cheater methods to produce good quality media in a short time frame by using Flash CS3. Is is all new to me, but Ive heard its new to some web designer too. But I hope to catch on, Im a big fan of Adobe's products and after going from CS2 to CS3 in just photochop has impressed me and has allowed more work to be done faster. I hope the rest of the CS3 product do the same like Adobe claims. Ive been an artist all my life, but only in the last few month have I tried to go digital with the talent.

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I did website design for a while and just got so busy with other stuff that I haven't messed with it in a while. As of right now, the big trends are PHP, CSS and AJAX. I would look into those if you don't already know them. Most of the CMS's out there are PHP-based and more and more are using AJAX as it's much cleaner and more elegant looking for a web interface.
Do you have a preferred authoring software?


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