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Where did you start?

Discussion in 'Web Design' started by Emlimper, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. Emlimper

    Emlimper Registered Member

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    Just recently started looking into coding and find it rather daughting, confusing, and overwhelmed with the simple viewing of how coding works and how to write it. With that being said, where should one start when wanting to understand and learn the world of coding?

    Reason being, website design has always been a thing of interest for me and since I have been laying the inner workings for my company about a year ago I am wanting to take it to another level, online.

    My main questions would be is it harder then it looks and is there some cheating software that writes some code for you....

    I dont know any insight would be nice and might make good conversation.

    Regards,

    LuLinks Team
     
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    html for basics. Everything starts there.
     
  3. marusia

    marusia Senior Member

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    Well...I started on blackplanet.com LOL using simple html.

    Are you looking for HTML/CSS or are you looking to learn how to program?

    I do know a few coding languages, and there are plenty of software packages that will code for you.
     
  4. Emlimper

    Emlimper Registered Member

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    Marusia,

    Just HTML/CSS I suppose. Whatever makes a website look and do what the writter invisions.
     
  5. marusia

    marusia Senior Member

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    Those two are easy peezy. (I thought so at least). In fact, I have a design book in my car I'll ship for the cost of postage...and then you can resell it on ebay for about $40. LOL
     
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    marusia Senior Member

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    I was a Mod on a html forum on myspace...yeah, I know.

    If you are looking to learn something specific, I might be able to help.
     
  7. Emlimper

    Emlimper Registered Member

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    What is the name of this book? I could go to my main library and maybe pick it up.
     
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    winordietrying Junior Member

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    Don't forget Javascript. You'll need it for form validation and if you want modify HTML elements on the fly.
     
  9. danizdeman

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    what apps are good for coding?
     
  10. marusia

    marusia Senior Member

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    Hmm. It was a book for college. Teaches HTML, CSS, xml, and Javascript

    Let me see if I can find out without going out to my car.
     
  11. Narrator

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    I made my first website about 12 years ago on geocities WYSIWYG webpage builder lol

    For coding, I started by trying to teach myself C++ but I didn't have any practical use for it at the time. I stumbled upon webdesign and saw the potential to make money in it. I started with html and javascript, then shifted to learning php when I needed dynamic content and membership systems.


    For learning, there are free tutorials and references all over. There's no sense in buying books. The best thing to do is jump right in and start with a small project.
     
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  12. marusia

    marusia Senior Member

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    I'm not sure I follow. When I learned programming, I started out with Alice.

    When I build websites, I only use notepad.

    When I use Mysql, I use access.
     
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    You'll make the book come onto you ?! :eek:

    Anyways, I forgot a site in where there are posts that totally teaches you everything from basic to advance. I'll look for it as well.
     
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    Narrator Power Member

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    If you mean an IDE, netbeans is my favorite it does almost everything.
     
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    Is it W3Schools? The best programming tutorial website for newbies! That's where I learned CSS, Javascript, Ajax, SQL, PHP and ASP 3.0 from!
     
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    You can learn coding. There are 1000ds of tutorials out there. but, you need to understand that coding is only 20% of the software. You need to be specific in your goal in what you want to become. You want to be a programmer or a software designer or something called software development. Programming is easy but designing one is difficult. Take the same example which you took "is there any software to generate code?" The answer is yes, You do have tools to generate code. But to generate a code a design is the base. The architecture of your software is the base. So, thats y your goal is important. to be a programmer, take some tutorials and get the design from the designer and code it. You get money. If you want to be a designer, take a order from some clients who are looking for a software system, design it, hire some coders and finish it of. You get 10X money. So now what you want to be???
     
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    Isn't Netbeans really slow since it runs in Java? I used a custom build back in 2007 for ajax and php programming. I loved the intellisense feature, but stopped due to speed issues. How does it perform on newer machines?
     
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    I would advice against just learning from tutorials. Get some relevant education, there are many good online degrees out there. I think that there are already too many bad applications, the world needs quality.
     
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    Yeah, I can't find the receipt online to my book. I'll have to find it tomorrow. I'm too lazy to go to my car. ^_^
     
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    Well, I took a class in highschool on very basics on HTML.
    You have to start looking into HTML and CSS, I would recommend using w3schools.com as a source to learn those two.
    Then, as you progress, ease into Javascript and Ajax.
    After that, if you want to get into the development / backend side of websites, go into PHP and MySQL
     
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