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Last year, i dont know why, i just found that i want to be a WebMaster, a friend of mine told me that i have to learn html code, i know thats a basic thing, but then i was searching what else i can do in oreder to make best web pages ever, and i found adobe apps, i just love fireworks, that was my first try to make a web page, and its awesome, then someone told me, adobe apply exams in order to get a certificacion in their softwares, my question is, which adobe's appz should i continue learning to use?, how that certificacion will help me? can i make more money with the certificacion? or itll still the same without them?
just to let u know, i want to be freelancer, maybe at the beggining work in a company, but i prefer to do it alone.
Thx in advance.
Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop, from Adobe's selection, are the best two tools to learn. Use them together to work out layouts and prepare graphics. Then, sew it all together using a text editor to write your HTML and CSS.
Later, after having a better understanding of ASP I taught myself PHP and have continued to learn other tools as I needed them.
HTML is a good start, but that's just the basics. Start out with a goal of building something you can actually use and learn what you need along the way. You will never be able to say that you know everything, but you will be able to say that you can do the job.
If you're more comfortable with Fireworks over Photoshop...run with it. There is more than one way to bake a cake.
When you need CSS menus, boxes and layouts you can do a lot worse than take a look at Stu Nicholls's CSSPlay (Google it).
A good WYSIWYG piece of html design software such as Dreamweaver is worth every penny/cent you spend on it.
All the best with your learning curve...hope it doesn't seem too steep.
[edited by: DavidKeffen at 10:36 am (utc) on Sep. 1, 2008]