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My question is, when can i look for a good job? do i need to learn more code? or am i in good "shape"(i dont know how to write it xD) of knowledge to get an decent job?
i just dont want to go and get embarrased, when ill say "I know html, i can make websites" u know what i mean.
thx in advance.
That aside, it sounds like you are (going to be) self-taught. If you don't have relevant qualifications, as an absolute minimum, you'll need to have created at least one website that demonstrates your skills and you'll need to be able to confidently discuss those skills and also, to a lesser extent, you should be able to discuss (not bluff) the skills that you don't yet have. In other words, you need to know what knowledge is required to solve a problem even if you don't have that knowledge already.
Of course, there is also the "don't ask, don't get" philosophy, so it may be worth applying for jobs even before you feel you're quite ready. You may get lucky, or you may just gain some practice at interviews (if you get that far).
[edited by: kaled at 3:39 pm (utc) on Sep. 24, 2008]
Making a few sites will also help you determine your own skill level...try to find some sites you like and consider to be well designed and interesting and duplicate them (I don't mean steal code, but rather integrate features into your portfolio sites). That way, you aren't just saying "I can make websites," 'cause you actually can make them, and have made them. Let your work speak for itself and you'll never be embarassed.
Best of luck to you, DesignIO!
Since you seem to study by yourself, I also recommend to built up a portfolio of work and apply with that.
Good luck and happy webbing!
That being said, I am not nessesarily looking for prior works with handfuls of blue chip companies - if your portfolio is an assortment of sites you've built for youself and / or concept sites, that's alright. As long as they can demonstrate inspired thinking, creativity and show a good grasp of web related technologies.
There are just too many designers out there that "know HTML", you need to bring something to the table that you can do better; usually by having a keener sense of creativity and originality than other candidates, which is often severely lacking. Anyone can brush up their HTML skills, but making commercially viable creative use of HTML and the related graphics packages needed is a whole other ball game.