Now that the awards have officially wrapped up, we can all take a moment to reflect on the past year, and consider what we could have done differently, or at least better.
Below is a look at 10 things we wish we knew about the web design industry in 2018.
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Here are a few tips to help you make the most of your time on this amazing medium.
Know what you’re getting intoWhen choosing a new career, the most important thing is knowing what you want.
If you want an easy job to do on a budget, look at a full-time, part-time or freelance job.
You’ll find great job opportunities, but you can also find more demanding work where you can be compensated well for your time.
Don’t be afraid to be innovativeLearn the craft of web design, and if you’re looking for a new project, you might be tempted to start by trying to do a “simple” design.
Sure, you can have fun with it, but your website will likely be less polished than your competitors, and it might feel a bit amateurish.
Learn to think critically, and look for opportunities that could help your business or your brand grow.
For a full list of web development skills, see our guide to web design.
Know where to find helpOnline resources are a great place to learn about web design and the industry.
Find the right place to find the best people to help, whether that’s in person, via email or a call.
Here are a couple of resources to get you started.
If we missed any, feel free to share in the comments.