Going to School or Learning Web Design on Your Own?

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http://www.mlwebco.com – In this video I talk about my thoughts on whether you should go to school or learn web design on your own.

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  1. Yes,you're absolutely right.I didn't know,in what nethod childrens were tought in college. It's seems that childrens could not success their life after finishing their degree. I've faced now, Our elder son studying at computer technology college since three years still no any idea to develop the web design.How could i teach him please give us your some more valuable suggetion.Thanks.

  2. Hey Mike…Thanks & thumbs up fr this video..:-). I want to learn it of my own. One thing m sure abt myself is tht I vl B persistent & hv patience during my course of learning. I Jst want to know how to start off…?

  3. I know web design. I study it from time to time when I have time. I don't know why there're not many colleges in New York that don't offer web design and development. I want to create my own business website. That's all and I love web design as a hobby. However, I am learning art illustration and most certainly need help with illustration. I would love improvement.

  4. what are the best ways to learn web design? Is there a way to design your own nav bar by using adobe illustrator and turn it into code and use javascript to make it function? Will it take 4 years to get everything down?

  5. Do you know what Universities or schools are good for earning a degree in Web? I am about to get my AAS in Visual Communications from Ivy Tech Community College in Indiana. I have taken 2 web classes and have learned HTML and CSS. In the spring I will be taking Mobile Apps. I am noticing a lot of jobs require a Bachelors degree.

  6. This video made me think about my own personal choices a lot! I am beginning an associate degree in web design and interactive media this spring at a trade school. I have recently decided on this career as I believe it is the right combination of creative and technical skills that I believe I would excel at.

    I currently don't have any web design skills. I wish I was the type that could teach myself, however I get distracted without structure. This is why I believe at least two years of classes will be beneficial to me. Perhaps after that point, I will have the basic knowledge to further my education on my own.

    I have been doubting myself searching the internet for advice on "Whether I should go to school for web design" or not, and this video reinforced that I do in fact need to at least do a few intro design classes, as I do not have the persistent, independent attitude I would need to begin on my own.

    I think I will begin with two years at my trade school to get my foot in the door! Thanks so much for this video, I found it very helpful to think on.

    Question for you: So, you do not currently have a degree. Have you ever had an issue getting hired by a large company because of that fact? I feel like most companies won't give you the time of day unless you have a Bachelor's degree.

  7. Some people might want to consider taking a few 100 level courses to get started because it can teach you how to learn and how to be disciplined. I took some intro CS courses after self study and got a lot out of the cheap community college classes. You also have access to a teacher/ta's who you can talk to in person.

  8. The only issue at the country where I live is people with a 4 year degree have more benefits like holiday pays and sick leaves as opposed to those who took vocational courses. It's unfair.

  9. If you teach your son, then he is not learning on his own. Since you are a professional in web design, it's almost as if your son is being taught by a professor. I would have preferred you talk about your experience learning it on your own, and only that.

  10. "everything is based on what you know" maybe where you live that's how it is.  im on my third year of majoring in web design and have applied for a job as a web designer twice.  I told them i already know what is needed to know (i've made website frameworks from scratch and such) and both said to come back when i have a degree.  showing them what i've done, which is relatively substantial, didn't sway them at all. Also like to point out that if u major in web development (or any computer science) also teaches you MANY other skillsets. im majoring in webdevelopment, but i've taken courses (as part of my degree) in networking, programming 1 and 2, database systems, hardware, operating systems, among many others. it's not good to be a one-trick pony, knowing many different things makes you a lot more intriguing to hire because you're flexible. learning all these different things plus trying to specialize in a particular field will take a LOT of time, and will end up taking the same amount of time as just getting a degree. so spending that same amount of time, one giving you no degree and the other giving you a degree, i'd take the one that gives you a degree.

  11. Do you think I might be able to start looking for a job as a junior front end developer after 7 months of learning HTML,CSS, Javascript, JQuery and photoshop? I spend about 2-3 hours each day.

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