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When To Code And When Not To?

Discussion in 'Web Design' started by CrimsonCoder, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. CrimsonCoder

    CrimsonCoder Newbie

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    Just so you know, this is for me to plan out what to learn first, after gaining proficiency and efficiency in the 'minimum to get by' I plan on continuing to learn as much as I can.


    So hypothetically for someone to "Learn enough to get by" as a web developer (as a minimum standard for learning), they need to learn:

    • How to use most of the prebuilt solutions (blogs and forums), and familiarise themselves with creating plug ins for them and modifying as needed.
    • Server administration in multiple OS's.
    • Learn to build secure e-commerce websites.
    • Creating Custom company sites to display portfolios and information.
    • Create CRUD websites (Basic Database sites for cataloguing)

    Have I missed/overlooked anything?
    Also what client side languages other than HTML,XML,CSS and JS would be needed?
    Also could I get away without learning .net?
     
  2. NojWang

    NojWang Newbie

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    If you want to "fake it til u make it" then your best friend = Google.
    As far as what to focus on in the beginning - I think it's pretty universal HTML, CSS, JS (jQuery) and PHP for WordPress.

    With regards to your minimum standard list:

    How to use most of the prebuilt solutions
    Prebuilt? If you mean Wordpress/Drupal just focus on one and then themes are key. Wouldn't worry about plugins just yet though.

    Server administration in multiple OS's.
    Wouldn't worry about this since most hosting companies don't let you mess around too much with their servers.

    Learn to build secure e-commerce websites.
    Rather learn to install/integrate pre-built solutions there are many out there.

    Creating Custom company sites to display portfolios and information.
    Again back to themes.

    Create CRUD websites (Basic Database sites for cataloguing)
    I am not sure what you mean "for cataloguing" but if you mean for your portfolio, don't. Only show off your best regardless of how few.

    Also could I get away without learning .net?
    Absolutely.


    There are a lot of online resources out there now a days that can really help. Good Luck.
     
  3. Panther28

    Panther28 Elite Member

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    I learnt everything i needed to code by running a google search. I use template cms, all day long, and if i want to make any changes, then a search usually brings up the exact how to. I wouldn't have any idea how to get started from scratch when it comes to programming, and i think neither should you.

    There is too much decent technology available now, and just having a basic knowledge will allow you to take at least 95% of the methods listed on this forum and make some cash from it. As for some of the more hardcore methods that actually require programming, there are people here that you can pay to help you, and you'll probably learn alot from the crap that you shovel together first (inevitable in the journey to get the hang of things)

    get shovelling, don't worry about how a shovel is made. :)
     
  4. ButterflyCollector

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    Great comments above. One thing I have found is if you get stuck with a certain part of a project. It can be wise to hire a freelancer to quickly solve the problem, rather than waste lots of time trying to figure it out for yourself.