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Interested in learning more about Web Design

Discussion in 'Web Design' started by jnee12, Sep 5, 2014.

  1. jnee12

    jnee12 Newbie

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    I'm looking to learn more about web design. I've learned some basics, but I was wondering if anyone had any advice on where to start? What would be most valuable for me to learn first? Javascript, wordpress etc. I have looked at some places that teach basics for free on the internet, has anyone checked these out and are they worth it? Any information would be great!
     
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    sashablack Elite Member

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    I suggest looking in to wordpress and joomla to get you started :)

    -Sasha
     
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    iamsolo Power Member

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    First start from blogger then to wordpress and custom website making
     
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  4. jnee12

    jnee12 Newbie

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    Thanks for the advice! Where would be a good place to learn wordpress for free? Or should I just google it :)
     
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    It depends on what you want to do and how far you want to take it but if you wanted to learn more you could learn:

    Design theory - what makes a good website
    Conversion optimization
    Color schemes
    Learn Photoshop or Gimp

    Coding that can come in handy:

    HTML/CSS is a must
    PHP if you want to do Wordpress

    The list goes on but that's a good start.
     
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    Start with wordpress but take a look at html, also. Java and PHP should follow.
     
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    Firstly, if you do not know HTML/CSS and how inline css works then you need to study that. Secondly, you should shoot for Javascript/PHP. Both of those work well within wordpress (php and mysql is what it is built off of). CodeAcademy.com will help you. You can also try these tutorials that I found

    HTML 5 & CSS 3 for beginners
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL41lfR-6DnOruqMacTfff1zrEcqtmm7Fv

    PHP for beginners
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL41lfR-6DnOphKZdzukiMDU5B6i_JLY8w

    Javascript tutorial for beginners
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQaAGmHNn9s

    Jquery tutorials
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHfbbFxINcQ&list=PL41lfR-6DnOoH7Q9zdHNCQx--XnsIXpdw

    Happy coding OP!
     
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  8. arganrecords

    arganrecords Elite Member

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    WordPress is for sure the best investment that you can do this times. It's a huge platform and designers and developers are making a lot of money.
    WordPress is easy and fast, the best qualities for an for a successful product. You can learn first going to open a website and trying to discover the system behind or you can study with Udemy's video courses.


    Start following YouTube Videos, this are the best source where find informations about scripting leanguages.
     
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  9. jnee12

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    Perfect! Thanks so much guys, this was everything I was looking for!