In order to establish one self in the web design world one has to start by learning some form of software which one can design some nice cool graphics in most web designers make use of Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Fireworks.
Web design can take quite a bit of work, practice and talent to perfect. This makes it rather challenging to get started, but before you know it you will designing nice layouts. The next step to take from here is to learn a basic markup language called html which is used to build a web page. This language can be accompanied by other languages such as cascading style sheets which can be used to style your web pages. Allowing you to change backgrounds, font types, font sizes and move and position blocks of content on your web page.