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[Help needed] Where to learn webdesign?

Discussion in 'Web Design' started by BrandingBaw, Apr 11, 2014.

  1. BrandingBaw

    BrandingBaw Power Member

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    I have a question for websdesigners.

    In my country, there isn't any education on this subject and I'm still dying to learn it.

    It'd be great to actually combine my marketing experience with own design/coding skills, but I haven't been able to find a good place to learn it. I've tried a couple of e-courses and books, some Udemy stuff and A LOT of Googling around, but didn't succeed to find anything solid yet.

    Can anyone recommend a place where you can learn webdesign, perhaps in an interactive way, or recommend me some courses or something? It would be cool to see how you guys rolled yourselves into this game.

    I'm mainly into HTML/CSS/PHP/WordPress.
     
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    Udemy/teamtreehouse/Lynda/nettuts/smashing magazine...There is plenty of ressources
     
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    I found w3 schools a great kick start with very little fluff.
     
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    I found Google really useful. But that is just me.
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    start with w3schools, there's nothing better than it. It's very simple and brief - highly suggested for beginners. Once you learn the basics, get courses from Lynda/Udemy and get some ebooks. I personally don't like ebooks, so I'd suggest you to go with Lynda. :)
    Hope it helps bro :)
     
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    there are many Video Courses that you can download many are on Udemy
    my suggestion is dont try to learn everything be master of 1 field and just basic knowledge of related fields
     
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    The way I learnt was with Google Chrome, and the F12 key :)

    Start with HTML, then move on to CSS. Then install Wordpress in localhost, using WAMP and learn the basics of PHP. Learn Javascript between all that.

    There's quite a comprehensive (read: LONG) guide that you can get, it's called "Learning PHP, MySQL, Javascript and CSS" by O'Reilly books: http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920023487.do I'm sure you can 'acquire' a copy, if you do some Googling. :)

    Good Luck dude!
     
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  10. BrandingBaw

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    Wow guys, thanks a lot for all the replies!

    While you've been placing them I picked up Codecademy again which is okay, but I'll definitely check out your tips.
     
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    If everything else fails, then try this in Google search:
    webdesign filetype:pdf

    The entire virtual library can be on your desktop. :)

    you can replace the webdesign with "learn html" or anything else.
     
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  12. rob1977

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    My kindle fire is like this, lol. It gets addictive I don't really read normal books now.

    Op it's a great skill to have, I have a friend who design's professionally, he uses dreamweaver (I've never used it so I don't know) but what I can say is that talk to him about anything beyond the superficial and he looks clueless. Learn it the right way, and notepad, an hour of your time and your off, cleaner, cheaper and quicker than point and clickers.
     
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    I have seen that the more ebooks they download, the more they don't bother to read even one or two of those. Reading, understanding, trying out is a far-off thing. The only thing that happens is they store a lot of good and bad ebooks on their PC. :)

    Addicted to download, but too tired to read even one page... lol

    I've also seen that people who watch and try tutorials videos, and those who try out tutorials web pages learn the fastest. I, for example, was a pro in graphics for many years, but Photoshop was still too hard to me. Then I began using those YT PS videos (all kinds of techniques), I began trying those techniques out, and I picked up PS within a few days after that. You got to try out what you see.

     
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    As people said
    lynda, udemy and nettuts and w3c schools!
     
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    I agree when i first started learning code and design.. i read briefly about the most basic of things and than actually tried out what i learnt and use videos along the way to help guide me. Practical learning will always be better than just reading books and never doing anything else.
     
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    ​In my opinion the Treehouse instructors are the best online, and interact with students often through the Treehouse Forum; answering questions, and offering help/feedback to students in a surprisingly timely manner.
    I also reccomend Code School that is more for the Intermediate - Advanced level student. Initially I found Code School really hard to follow, but after a few months working with Treehouse I came to realize Code School was a great place to head once I began to generally understand how to program. The Code School courses fly through material much faster than Treehouse, but the courses are absolutely loaded with great content to learn.



     
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    w3school,you tube vdo,the new boston video.
     
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    You can learn webdesign on Youtube.its a great place to learn easily.
     
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