Learning on any subject is and should be an ongoing activity. Although covering the basics of web designing (HTML, CSS, JavaScript and Photoshop) might take somewhere between a week and 3 months depending upon learning speed. In this much time, starting from scratch, one should be able to put up an average web page.

Estimation of time is something which is cannot be given orally, figuring how something is done often takes time and it is based on how far you want to go and what you want to achieve among other things. The learning process itself depends on a lot of factors, your initial skills level, how fast of a learner are you, how much time do you invest in learning and practicing.

On the more technical side, along with the basic set of HTML, CSS, JavaScript and PhotoShop a good web designer is supposed to understand Web Standards, Design Principles, Web Usability and Accessibility, Cross-browser Compatibility, Responsiveness, a little about website management (FTP, Web Hosting, DNS)  etc.

People may take different times as per their capabilities in each of the stages. Even web designing courses available online are varied from 3 months to a few weeks. You can start with HTML and then have some CSS and JavaScript understanding which will make you design professional looking websites.

Here’s what you will learn during the course of training:

1) Basics of the website designing

2) Tools for website designing

3) HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

4) Elements of designing

5) Designing for live project

So, why would you invest your time in web design?

Web designing is a great field in current situations. With everything being available online, it is paramount for all businesses to have their websites and social media accounts and reach out to their audiences. Mastering web designing pretty much entails upholding to the same principles that make something visually appealing. So, if you have creative eye or interest in graphic design, principles won’t change based on medium and all that design theory will come in handy in the digital space as well.

Finally, design needs to keep on changing as technology evolves, and professionals need to keep pace with market fluctuations, available technologies, perpetual innovation and general demand movements in the field.