If you are interested in pursuing a career as a web designer, try following these advices:
Every design has principles. You must learn foundamentals, strict rules which follow the best standards. Every website has a structure, you need to learn the rules of how website should be organized and design.
Your first step will be learning HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets). I recommend tutorials FREE CODE CAMP course of Google.
Get the right tools. You cannot expect success without knowing the Industry standard tools. You must learn basic of graphical design and how to used usualy graphic tools in life of the web or graphic designer as Adobe Photoshop.
Prototyping is cornestone of web design. If you have good prototyping skills, you dont waste your time to validate design for clients. Check best prototyping tools .
Web designers should understand how to code. Get yourself code editor as Atom.
Web designers also need to learn to use some popular CMS or Content Management System – software that is used to create and manage web content. The most popular CMS is WordPress.
SEO or Search Engine Optimization is a process of site optimization hat has a goal to create better online visibilty of a website. Such activities can help you to increase the sites rankings with search engines.
The process of web design requires evalution and analysis of finished work. You can use Google Pagespped Insights to testing how your pages load quickly or how your site looks for desktop or mobile users.
Practice your communication skills and keep an eye on coming trends used these sites Dribbble or Behance.
I hate to present keep focus on my portfolio, but that is necessary , every designer must show his skills. The best way to prove your web design skills is to create a strong portfolio. Clients or Web agencies need to know what you can do or not.
It is not easy to be web designer, you must have a big heart , passionate, love to do you job. Every day is new day for learning. Dont afraid, design as life, you will have a bad and good day, create plan what to do, do and success will come.
This advices are my gifts for begginers.
Dont afraid to ask me something about design, i rather help you.
I wish you a lot a success. Keep yourself.