Do you think it is necessary to go to school to become a web designer?  In my case, most of my knowledge came from online tutorials. and the books that I ordered from Sitepoint forum.  I learnt HTML, CSS, PHP and MySQL from the online resources with a lot of help from the Sitepoint forum.  The journey into web designing is a never ending one and I do not think any school can cover every aspect of it. 

My personal site has been made with the help of  HTML, CSS, PHP and MySQL, none of which I learnt at school.  The only thing which I learnt at school and applied here is Photoshop.  But then again, even though I learnt Photoshop at school, I upgraded most of my skills in it from the online resources. 

I feel that in many fields, a formal education is a necessity along with hands on experience but not so with web designing.  One can become a full fledged web designer by not going to any school. 

Did most of you learn your skills from school or are you self educated?  Those who are self educated, have you ever felt that you would had an edge, had you attended school?

6 Responses to “Do you think it is necessary to go to school to become a web designer?”
  1. Absolutely not. I fully agree with you. I learned about Web designing from Internet and i know that it’s way better than formal education. Education can teach you grammar and syntax but hands on experience is a valuable asseet that can be gained only after 1000 or more failures.

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  5. priya says:

    iam also agree with ur opinion….anyways nice work..keep it up…iam also trying to create one..

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