I just joined the UX forums and firstly, wanted to say hello - im a newbie. well, actually im actually a motion graphics designer - wanting to make a switch into UX design~
honestly, I have very little web design skills~ so my first question is: would it be better to fully master web designing before going into UI/UX Design? or is it possible to begin learning UI/UX off the bat? so far, i'm taking my first steps into html and css.
here is a sketch i tried making for a mock site assignment which i will soon try coding:
Here is a wireframe mock up I tried making in adobe fireworks based off of sketches:
am i on the right track? or am i doing this completely wrong? any kind of advice/crit would be greatly appreciated. and please feel free to bash me if you want, just at least tell me why. much thanks.