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  • RustyStew

    Hey QBN folks,

    I'm looking for education sources that will get me up to date with web design best practices and processes. This needs to include topics such as usability, user experience, user interface design, and information design. Web development is not something I need in the education, but education on how the various development technologies (flash, javascript, php, MySQL) work and may influence design is something I'll need. I'm looking preferably for a course series that leads me through these topics in an organized way that builds upon itself. I don't know if it exists, but that's why I'm branching out to you guys for your input.

    Nov 12, 12, 2:45 p.m. – Permalink
  • ETM

    One does not simply go online and learn 3-5 people's jobs.

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    Dog-earNov 12, 12, 3:19 p.m. – Permalink
  • instrmntl

    Should take about a week to get you up to speed.

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    Dog-earNov 12, 12, 3:24 p.m. – Permalink
  • dbloc

    so you don't want to learn how to do anything, you just want to learn what is possible?

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    Dog-earNov 12, 12, 3:37 p.m. – Permalink
  • RustyStew

    Ok, lets maybe deviate from the original question.

    What is the role of a "web designer" to you?

    • to implement/code/desig... a digital presence for products/services/in...dibec1/3
      The word 'implement' evokes developer to me.ETM2/3
      yes and at times "pending" the client it is such.dibec3/3
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    Dog-earNov 12, 12, 3:42 p.m. – Permalink
  • ETM

    In what scope? Some guy in his underwear in the basement, a studio, an agency?

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    Dog-earNov 12, 12, 3:44 p.m. – Permalink
  • Frosty_spl

    lynda.com

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    Dog-earNov 12, 12, 3:48 p.m. – Permalink
  • boobs

    It takes years and years to learn.

    AND THEN EVERYTHING CHANGES!!!

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    Dog-earNov 12, 12, 3:58 p.m. – Permalink
  • ETM

    Web designer seems an antiquated, jack of all trades notion. Even in a studio of 10, I would think you would have a designer/UI designer, a front-end dev, and a back-end dev. As the industry has matured, there is too much for one person to do, and do well.

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    Dog-earNov 12, 12, 4:10 p.m. – Permalink
  • RustyStew

    Lets use your situation where you have an office with 10 employees with a designer/UI designer who doesn't do any of the development. The front-end and back-end development is done by their respective developers.

    How do you define the designer/UI designers role?

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    Dog-earNov 12, 12, 4:24 p.m. – Permalink
  • nthkl

    Laguna College of Art and Design is where I went. It's in Laguna Beach California and is a great 4 year place to study art and design. Also have had a lot of interns from Hyper Island. If you can get Student Loans, just go to Laguna or Sweden for 4 years. It's like a vacation, but you're getting a BFA.

    http://www.lcad.edu/
    http://www.hyperisland.com/

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    Dog-earNov 12, 12, 4:26 p.m. – Permalink
  • RustyStew

    Has anyone taken any of the HowU courses? Were they any good?

    http://www.howdesignuniversity.c…

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    Dog-earNov 18, 12, 11:55 a.m. – Permalink
  • ukit2

    All of the information you need is out there and available for free. Why are you looking for someone to pay to teach it to you?

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    Dog-earNov 18, 12, 11:58 a.m. – Permalink
  • RustyStew

    Ukit2: Because I don't want to fail? Seriously though, structured coursework is an efficient way to learn new skills. It gets me pointed in the right direction. It's not to say it is going to be my only avenue for learning. It is really "in addition to" online articles and such. I'm not planning on my education ending once the course is over either.

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    Dog-earNov 18, 12, 12:07 p.m. – Permalink
  • ETM

    What you are asking, integrated/intertwined lessons on such broad concepts in the field, likely does not exist on some tutorial site. If you really want to cover off that much material in an actual, structured lesson plan, find a post-secondary institution. I suspect that is your best shot. Maybe a 2 year diploma.

    Best practices, security etc. in both PHP and MySQL alone are both extremely broad and those who actually spend their career doing it have to constantly work to stay on top of it.

    Do you feel you can be skilled and proficient in several disciplines, or are you a CD or AD that thinks by doing a few hours of training, you can better relate to your staff and the process?

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    Dog-earNov 18, 12, 1:49 p.m. – Permalink
  • yurimon

    Try meetup.com groups also. But its best to see in action more practical approach. not everyithing i found in online tutorial is practical.

    If you do it on your own best to try to set up reallife situations or problems to solve and try to find tutorials to help you. Its still a long process of trial and error. its pain...
    try this also
    http://www.codecademy.com/

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    Dog-earNov 18, 12, 4:44 p.m. – Permalink
  • tredesigns

    teamtreehouse.com is a good service. I've been using them for a 2 yrs.
    you can download the whole library on day one if you like. appsumo has a deal for a year of the gold plan for 300. if you want to try the reg plan use my link and hook a brutha up: http://referrals.trhou.se/tredes…

    • That looks like it may have some of what he is looking for.ETM1/2
      it damn near has it all.tredesigns2/2
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    Dog-earNov 18, 12, 11:32 p.m. – Permalink
  • tredesigns

    I'm also testing out http://www.codecademy.com/ and I like it. the direct to coding method is really working for me better. treehouse is mainly for learning app dev.

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    Dog-earNov 18, 12, 11:48 p.m. – Permalink
  • RustyStew

    Ok, maybe I suck at asking the right questions. I'm looking for education that will help me "design FOR web". I will be working with a developer to do the actual development.

    yurimon: Thanks for the meetup.com suggestion. I'd forgotten about that website.

    ETM: Post-secondary education seems like a good idea, and I've already been looking into it. I'm just not sure it's totally feasible. We'll see. Also, I'm not programming the sites myself as mentioned above.

    tredesigns: I'd found teamtreehouse.com but is focused primarily towards the developer from what I can tell. Although, there is some of the information I am looking for there. I'll look into it further.

    • I see some irony in that design is about communication... :DETM
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    Dog-earNov 19, 12, 9:47 a.m. – Permalink
  • ETM

    Design for web? What's your background to begin with?
    This inability to really even communicate what you want is getting a tad difficult. Best of luck.

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    Dog-earNov 19, 12, 9:57 a.m. – Permalink
  • tredesigns

    just got this in the mail.
    free first month of Treehouse: http://trhou.se/Y46AWH

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    Dog-earNov 22, 12, 10:26 a.m. – Permalink

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