Originally Posted by Nightfire
Doesn't look that good for a designer. I could design that and I'm not a designer.
If you mean a developer, then with a bit of work you could name yourself as one. You need to start using xhtml, don't use absolute positioning for layouts, test cross-browser, don't use inline styles.
Just because you've done 1 site (is it 1?) doesn't make you a web designer/developer. You become one with time, experience and lots of headbanging against a wall when you go mad due to seeing code 24/7
Good grief! Talk about bitterly critical! My mother-in-law wouldn't try to be so confidence knocking as that ... and she's a real *****! The question was:
Originally Posted by Shakilareed90
Do you think i have the potential to become a web designer? .. I'm 17 years old by the way.
As far as I can tell, as someone who has built more than 300 websites (not all great I must admit!), if you're 17 and this is your first step in to web design then you're doing okay.
Doing all that with Gimp is not going to help with the final finish! You'll find your own favourite tools as time goes on and checking out some CSS menu examples would really improve what you've already done and doesn't take much learning.
Find a few more people to build sites for, try totally different things with each and get their feedback about what they like and don't like about it before taking on a commercial client. If you start with mom and pop businesses looking to spend hardly anything on a simple "about us" site you can build your way up the chain.
Be aware though, that speed is important so design can't simply rely on huge flashy images. The page needs to load fast.