I've done a bit of web development in the past, only for hobby and family and friends - not paid. PHP, HTML, JS, MySQL. I've been out of the game a few years, moving away from web development into language such as C++, Java, C#, Python. I'm looking to get back into web development. Last time I was doing web development, I was using notepad and hand coding everything. Now we have Joomla, Wordpress and hell of alot of other stuff going on! Is handcrafted code still the way to go? What are everyone else's tools of choice?
My strengths are currently more in the realm of web developer than designer.
How many people here make a living working as a freelance developer, without actually creating the design? How would you market yourself as such?
The design aspect is something I find more difficult, although I would be interested in improving my skills in this area if someone could point me in the direction of some good books or online resources.
Do you designers expect clients to provide logos and images etc, or do you also provide those services as well?
I would like to use my coding skills to go freelance, but if a company is looking for a website, they obviously expect you to design it for them. I'm not exactly sure where to start in learning design.
Any tips would be appreciated.