I know I'd love to build webpages, perhaps go freelance someday. But first... I must go to school (not gonna bother teaching myself, just going to the local community college). My question is this, which degree do I go for? I know the difference between the two, and I know often times possessing both skills makes you a valuable asset. I'd imagine I'd want to go for web development and learn all the coding, then learn the artistic aspect on my own? What are your thoughts?
I think so too. I learnt everything myself. I personally like using some of the games website templates from www.templatemonster.com/category/games-website-templates/ for such a purpose. I think they are really cool and beautiful. Also, they work flawlessly for any purpose and you will surely find them helpful to you. Good luck with it
Web design is the customer-facing part of the website. A web designer is concerned with how a site looks and how the customers interact with it. Good web designers know how to put together the principles of design to create a site that looks great.
Portfolio, portfolio and once again portfolio. It all depends on experience, the more you have it, the more you will be valuable in this market. If you have experience in a resume in several years in a custom software development company, then you have every chance to be in demand. But studying constantly is not necessary, study and practice are completely different things.