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Web site design/development, is it something i can learn on my own?

I am a computer engineer, hardware is my thing, i've recently relocated to a developing country and quickly realised that i'll make more money developing web sites for companies and individuals, is it something i can learn by myself using books and resources on the internet or do i need to go back to school. I want to be very good at it and give my customers the best services they can get even if they hired an experienced web developer

Asked By: rickybellanco - 9/22/2006
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While there are more than enough ample resources out there to teach you what you need to learn on your own, and you'll definately want to learn everything involved in a website. You'll find that webdesign is really a daunting task, specified by a person you probably haven't met yet (your future client(s)). Learn what... More
Answered By: Irishtek - 9/22/2006
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I did that. So it's possible! ;-)
Answered By: Bogdan - 9/22/2006
 
It depends on your will. It is possible to learn web development. I started learning when I was only 13 and now, 16, I am already a freelance web developer. Just read lots of books and practice. For design, get inspiration from different sites and archive them for your reference.
Answered By: QuestionsAndAnswers - 9/22/2006
 
a good college course is recommended but the rest of this is mostly what u do with it ...this can be also learned by teaching self but to have cerdentials to serve other's u will have to have schooling...but this can be self taught
Answered By: rickunlimited1952 - 9/22/2006
 
Joining a course is definately recommended if you want to learn more than just the obvious stuff and be an expert at it. Books and other online resources explain the basics like background colour and stuff like that. It doesn't help that much. If you want to make your own site then it is a different thing... but if you... More
Answered By: av_says_hi - 9/22/2006
 
of course, u can :) as long as u rs ure of wat u wanna do nd determined enuff to do it, u can do anything u want :) all the best :)
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