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    Hey guys ive learnt HTML and CSS over maybe the past year just learning slowly but i havent really practiced it that much i know how to most of the HTML/CSS stuff soemtimes i just need to look up tags to refresh my memory anyway i think im ready to move onto the next level. So my question is:
    After learning HTML/CSS what should i learn next?
    also where can i learn these languages and what tools do i need to write them?
    Thanks guys.

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    Well the way I did it was HTML, CSS, JavaScript then PHP.

    That seems the most logical to me, it kind of flows like this

    • I want to have images, text, headers, tables, forms on a page - HTML
    • I want to make sure my website is compatible with the w3c/leading browsers. And I would like to have a 'styles' file, which means any changes to that file will cascade throughout my site - CSS
    • I want to validate my HTML forms, have some basic animation, create cookies (etc) - JavaScript
    • I want to be able to store information entered by my users - PHP.


    The great thing is you can carry on using whatever software has got you this far. HTML, CSS, JavaScript and PHP can be coded in a text editor if you like.

    For PHP: http://www.php.net
    For Java Script: http://javascript.internet.com/

    You just made a new best friend, google.

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    i have been reading the php.net manual for afew days now however it doesnt really seem to explain what each tag is for like the html ones i followed did im not sure if this is because it is a more complex language and maybe i need to learn abit more or if its just not the best way to learn. Also should i look into some books? i learnt html and css purely from online sources.

    Would a javascript book or PHP book help me more? i haven't found that much online to help me learn these two.

    Thanks.

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    I'm learning PHP right now using this book: http://www.amazon.com/PHP-MySQL-Deve...8630753&sr=8-1

    I think its pretty good.

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    My learning went as follows (granted, CSS didn't exist when I started in web design):

    Flash
    HTML
    Javascript
    ASP
    T-SQL
    SQL Server Admin
    CSS basics (+/- 2000)
    Actionscript
    VB
    Java/JSP
    PostgreSQL
    Informix
    PL/SQL
    XML
    XSL-T
    XHTML
    PHP
    MySQL
    CSS advanced (+/- 2003)
    Actionscript 2
    SVG
    XSL-FO
    PHP 5
    MySQL 5
    Actionscript 3
    Air
    Android
    J2ME
    Currently looking into Objective C (iPhone)

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    BTW, there's no reason you can't learn both at once

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    OK Transio, no need to pile on us novices!

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    Thanks heaps guys i guess ill try javascript first and ill try to maybe get a PHP book because i havent found any online sources that help me very much.

    Smoseley did you learn from books?
    Have any of you guys learnt from courses/classes? if so how do these compare to books?

    I live in a small town in Australia so not much chance of getting classes on these subjects just interested to know how helpful they are.

    Thanks again.

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    I took a few general computer classes: Basics, Office, Networking, and Internet Development. Now I just keep learning on my own. I need to learn php, MySQL, and Javascript too. You can't beat the classroom though if you can do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aeroweb99
    OK Transio, no need to pile on us novices!
    Forgot to add my pre-webdesign experience :-D

    BASIC on my Apple 2e (1980, I was 6! :-P)
    Pascal / Turbo Pascal (1988)
    Ada (1994)
    Assembly (1995)


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