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Want to learn HTML,CSS, Php

Discussion in 'Web Design' started by gilder, Nov 3, 2014.

  1. gilder

    gilder Regular Member

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    I want to learn Html, css, php and pretty much anything else ill need to know to make valid websites I can comfortably charge a good price for. Where should I go to learn these languages any websites and books you guys recommend Id like a mix of the two because as much as I value web learning having a book keeps me way more motivated to learn.
     
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    they made it easy
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    http://www.codecademy.com/
    EDIT: and learn javascript as well
     
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    Code academy is a good start if you really don't know shit. Udemy would be a good place to learn a bit more. The best place is to find a few books and just start coding. Here you can find some good books if you want: http://it-ebooks.info/
     
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    SPQR Elite Member

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    Check out TheNewBoston on YouTube. Years ago I learned tons from him and his tutorials are still the best for starting. If you look up 'Lynda', you will find some great tutorials. I am not telling you to torrent them, I am just giving you options. :)
     
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    The PDFs ('downloaded' from various sources) actually helped me along with youtube. The videos too from sites like Lynda helped me learn advanced web designing and development techniques.

    You may read this:
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    http://www.lynda.com/articles/why-you-should-learn-php-after-html-css-and-javascript
     
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    As I always advice in other threads, its all about trying to do something and getting it done somehow. After few times, you will learn it iself.

    I wanted to learn all these 3, but never could really handle html and css very well.

    P.S : I am looking for a html/css designer for a really small project. (Its tidying up a page.) Please ping me up or drop me your skypes.

    Cheers!
     
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    Google source:
    learn Html, css, php, javascript filetype:pdf

    Note: Please buy all of them if you can! ofc jk ;)

    P.S.;
    Also learn jquery, Ajax programming. Learn how to use (MySQL) database on a website too. There are of course plenty of tutorials to help you. But one advice if you wish to go pro: Give enough time to each topic and practise hard.... together, all those components of web designing n development will become too confusing if you are asked, as a freelance professional, to modify an existing site, whether it is your own creation or ceated by a third party. Lots of analytical skill is involved... So don't rush.
     
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    Thanks for the responses guys and yea I plan on making sure I understand each topic fully before moving on I have lots of small websites ive already made so hopefully I can use what I learn to make changes on my websites
     
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    I learned on a codecademy it has a great online courses, by passing them you will learn all the basics.
     
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    Thanks OP for starting the thread. I was planning to start a thread asking the same thing, this thread helped me.

    However, just wanted to know from people who are good in these.

    Did you learn all these without taking any classes?

    I know basics of html and can edit basic things though.
     
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    Forgot to add: use the firebug addon on any website and play with the CSS -- add some, modify some, delete some... You will find that firebug helps to understand CSS in a much easier and faster way.
     
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    Code Academy is where you should go...
     
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    Just download some scripts and start designing, editing, debugging etc. That's the easiest way. If you want to learn a language, the best way is to move to the country.
     
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    I can't recommend enough 'Headfirst HTML and CSS' as a starting point, you can pick up a copy on Amazon and it's well worth the price. It breaks everything in to easy steps, you work along with examples and it's put together with good humour too. It's how I got started and personally, I found it a lot better than Code Academy which I used to learn javascript
     
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    let me share my experience with you :)

    * get Adobe Dreamweaver and Adobe Photoshop (I use CC (64 Bit)) - Dreamweaver is must have and it helps a lot (you can split screen and write code and have live preview of your design, learn 960 grid system, learn parent <-> child realations etc.)
    * always have paper, pen and a calculator (trust me when you start design and its like left margin 10px + picture 240px + ... right margin 10px you need a pen and calculator)
    * start with HTML+CSS, than JavaScript, than PhP
    * for practice find some basic template and use Print Screen to save it - look at that design and try to copy/paste it in DW (use Photosop s color picker to pick same color)
    * online resources - w3schools,codecademy,lynda,smashing magazine and youtube ofc :)

    hope it helps and if you need any help just let me know and ill help you explain :)
    p.s. sorry for my bad English and good luck
     
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    This was what I used as well.

    For more options, you can look at any torrent site and they'll have a huge selection.
     
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    I recommend these:

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    http://www.lynda.com/HTML-tutorials/HTML-Essential-Training-2012/99326-2.html
    http://www.lynda.com/MySQL-tutorials/PHP-MySQL-Essential-Training/119003-2.html
     
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    Tons of great replies ima be studying for months lol Its gonna be worth it by the time Im done I should be able to create some bomb websites and soon be able to charge a premium price for website work