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Discussion in 'Website Development & Design' started by JPM, Jul 3, 2011.
Apart from W3 Schools, where would you guys recommend to learn about web coding please?
Do you want to learn from tutorial websites, a book or a part time college course?
What coding do you want to learn, e.g. will you be starting with HTML and then going on to learn PHP?
You might find the two previous discussions below helpful;
Where should I start learning web design and development?
What should i need to create my own website?
How about buying the latest HTML for Dummies book? Get it here: http://www.amazon.com/HTML-Dummies-Ed-Tittel/dp/076450214X
Or HTML, XHTML and CSS for Dummies: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/04..._m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=1HSFM7GRS54NS8ECB2XK
Thanks for the replies.
Fergal, I think I may do an evening course to compliment some literature and tutorial videos. GekiDan thanks for the links.
I previously did an evening Diploma course in Law at Dublin Business School, I was very impressed with the quality of the course and the helpfulness of the lecturers. You might be interested in some of their part time courses listed on the bottom of this page.
That was right, taking an evening course will really help you to learn coding. There are lots of schools out there to offer part time / evening course. I guess there are internet tutors and lecturers that offers help in coding. Also you can learn from books and tutorial videos.
mannual.net is the best site for learn coding.
There's no site on that domain, what's the correct address?
Does anyone know Linux programming?
I suggest you to create a new thread on Web Dev - Website Design, Coding & Hosting to get better and more accurate replies.
I would suggest you that search best institute in your city.
If you have money to spend, Lynda.com is an excellent source to learn from...
They have video tutorials on pretty much anything you can think of! The downfall though, is that it's kind of pricy.
i did learn some of my skills from lynda.com and vtc.com but among them i certainly like the cbt nuggets.
For those that have used Lynda.com what type of tutorials did you do with them? I'm interested in improving my PHP knowledge (I only have the very basics) and wonder if Lynda.com would be a good option.
Micheal skugland of lynda provided a very good foundation to learn PHP by creating a simple CMS and the front end of the site.
however, it might not enough. having this cbtnuggets.com/it-training-videos/series/zend_php would be a great too.
Thanks for that ownedbox, I see that they provide 60 minutes free, which is great. I will check them out in the near future.
Guess I'll try this outs sometime.
I'm completely self taught and all I did was download free website templates in html, php etc and just played with elements, divs, classes etc. Admittedly I used W3C along the way and I also used HTML/CSS validators to learn where I was going wrong. Take a look at this link as well for some great design, coding etc books - http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2007/09/04/40-books-for-professional-design-development/
Never ever use tutorials. I used loads of them and I didn't learn anything. Find a really simple website with a bad design, view the source and copy it into your localhost. From there, you can find your way around the CSS by changing background colours, amounts of padding etc. Once you are confident you've learnt quite a bit of CSS, go onto the HTML. Reorder the elements so what you can do with it. Once you've done that, move onto a more advanced website that uses more advanced coding.
Of course the easiest way (and how I learnt coding) is to find a tutor who is willing to contribute his/her time and effort to help you learn coding. I had two tutors, both of which were very kind and even after I offered to pay them, they both turned it down.
I know have two of my own apprentices and I hope they have the same impression on me as I did on my tutors.
I think the best way is to try it out yourself. I watched this video, actually McStormify told me this But here is the link (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwQMnpUsj8I&playnext=1&list=PLC5786BC366DE04BA) after looking at that, I went to those sites where you can download free templates and tried to mess them up a little. After that, I tried to recreate them the best I could. After that, I went to the more complex ones and that is where I am right now.