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I'm learning to code!

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  1. Conor

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    I felt inspired whilst watching a video a little while ago. And so, after some long hours downloading the InfiniteSkills PHP and MySQL course, I'm finally taking it upon myself to learn to code. I decided on PHP because I think it will aid me greatly in becoming more flexible with new clients wanting a website done. Whilst I have picked up a few things on my own, after a couple years of tinkering in Wordpress, I think some proper lessons are in order.

    So here we go, wish me luck! I'd also like to urge you guys to watch this video if you haven't already, and learn to code in one language or another. As a little motivator, you can earn good money from it. I got quoted $100 an hour by a web developer once.



    Happy coding!
     
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  2. DarkPixel

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    PHP I think is a perfect language for you since you do web design. I recently started coding my own websites using html/css(with bootstrap3)+php and I love it. It's way easier and better than wordpress.
     
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    Glad that you are now into coding. I do PHP myself, but what is so hard for me to learn than programming is this HTML + CSS.

    So I am a coder with very poor designing capabilities. Sigh.
     
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  4. Conor

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    I've heard mixed reviews about bootstrap, but never saw any problems with it. I think that's a great setup you have there, and I fully intend on adding a bit of functionality to bootstrap once I get the hang of things.

    I had the opposite problem when I started lol. Although I also learnt CSS quite a while after HTML.

    I must say CSS is pretty self explanatory, once you get used to it. Other than the stupid "color" attribute to change the font color. That's one thing I've never been able to understand lol, "font-color" would make so much more sense to me.

    Good luck learning HTML and CSS though dude, no time like the present to start!
     
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    I saw this a while back, it is really inspiring to have coding endorsed by so many famous people.
     
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    Welcome to the fray! Good luck :)
     
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    Treeofl1 best of luck. I remember how it hard it was when i've started a few years ago, so if you ever get stuck on something send me a PM and maybe i can help.
     
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    beside PHP I think you shoud consider another things, that is great if you master all: Jquey, Flash, CSS HTML AJAX
     
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    Good Luck Mate, learning any skill is an investment in yourself.
     
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    My first software was a fighting game... I can upload the .exe file here if you want..

    [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks for the kind offer dude, I appreciate the support :)

    I agree with them all, except for flash :p Flash should be on youtube and nothing else. One exception is http://stickpage.com, they had some pretty great videos and games back in the day, speaking of which:

    That would be great dude, post it! I'll be playing in between sessions :p
     
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    Good Luck, i advice you to learn php sure
    go to w3school(dot)com to learn basics fastly
    then learn to manipulate with database (mysql)
    now you have a good base, you can done many projects just with this knoldge
    and have perfect base to lunch
     
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    Great, thanks for the link dude. What did you program this in? I tinkered in Game Maker a few years ago and made a pacman type game, but there wasn't really any coding involved.
     
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    I created it in 3D Flash Animator, with Actionscript 3 coding language.

    I've used Game Maker for my other games in the past, yes you don't have to know any programming language when you create games in Game Maker.
     
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    Funny thing about coding. I can take a blank space and code away to create websites from scratch. I love it and find it very easy. But I can't do a wordpress site if my life depended on it. I don't understand how to do it. I am so backwards. lol
     
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    Lol, I can relate to that though. Creating your own work is much more satisfying than editing someone else's. For example, I prefer using a blank Wordpress theme like Thematic to do most of my designs, a premade theme seems far too limiting when it comes to the creative side of things.
     
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    I can't even use a template right. I have to design everything by hand. There is something wrong with my brain. I spent all day Sunday trying to make a picture show up in a tweet only to figure out that twitter cards are useless because the person still has to click expand photo. A cell phone is the only thing that makes a pic show up in the tweet. I spent days this year trying to make a wordpress site. The directions might as well have been written in a foreign language because I didn't understand it. Hard things are easy for me. Easy things are hard for me. My brain has crossed wires. lol
     
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