Originally Posted by DeniseTaylor
Congratulations on your decision! That's excellent.
One thing to keep in mind as you develop your skills:
It's one thing to put up a site, quite another to get traffic to it. Depending upon your goals, you might want to incorporate learning to how to get free traffic into your studies so that your skills are well-rounded. Search engine traffic is fabulous, but social media marketing is becoming quite important.
Just some advice to help you with your enhancement steps!
I agree with Denise. I've been a web designer for over 10 years. My advice to you is not to focus as much on the coding of the website. There are so many different platforms like WordPress, Joomla and so forth that it takes very little web design knowledge to actually build a website.
The harder part is the SEO and marketing of it. A website is no good without that. Make sure to get a healthy dose of knowledge about SEO, backlinking & content writing. Those are going to be important to you in the long run.