Hi FCC friends!
I have been working my way through Front End and am working on my advanced projects. I have a background in art and design, and I’m really most interested in web design and user experience. I love to design the site as much as I love building it in code. So to beef up my portfolio before I begin an eventual job hunt, I’d really like to create some beautiful websites (probably for friends with small businesses) that display my skills.
But stepping out of my little FCC world is overwhelming, and I don’t even really know where to start. How do I start such an undertaking?? Do I simply design a site from scratch, and find a place for them to host it? Won’t I need to know some backend to truly create a site from nothing?? Should I learn how to design custom sites or templates to be used on Squarespace or Wordpress? I guess I’m actually a little clueless when it comes to applying my new skills in the real world.
Thanks so much for your advice - I love this community so much!