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    starting point

    hi,
    so, i finished the web design for dummies book, it was good, didnt go into the dtail i would have thought and i sifted through it mostly but i have a solid plan as to where i need to go next.

    that being said, can anyone recommend a good book for learning html, css, html5 and css3? it needs to be beginner orientated but not as much as the "dummies" book, i think im ready to get into the nitty gritty end of things now.

    thanks guys
    cole

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    You might want to check out Web development tutorials, from beginner to advanced | Nettuts+

    Don't just read the tutorials and move on to the next one though. Actually work through them and follow along as if you were actually building an actual web project. Real-life practice is the best way to learn web design.
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    lol, when i first found out that i could create a simple webpage with notepad thats the first thing i did. learning by doing is undoubtedly the best way to go about things.
    that link looks good, thanks.

    if anyone can recommend a good book for this i would really appreciate it

    Ciao
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    Quote Originally Posted by coleio View Post
    if anyone can recommend a good book for this i would really appreciate it
    Is there any more specific subset you're interested in? Server administration? WordPress? PHP? Or just straight up HTML/CSS?
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    i doubt i will go into wordpress to much. i have a to do list though

    html, html5
    css, css3
    php
    javascript
    ajax
    maybe flash

    now i dont see any point in moving onto php until i have learned all the tricks of the first two.
    i understand what they are now thanks to "dummies" but, its the difference between knowing how an engine works and being able to work on one if you get me.

    maybe there is an online course i can do if anyone knows of one? paid is fine, i just dont want to progress without knowing everything (or as much as possible) there is to know about the first two

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    You'll never learn all of the tricks of the first two. When you think you do, someone will figure something else about it. If you're not constantly learning something when you're building sites, you're not doing it right. So get the basics down, and then move onto PHP and Javascript and AJAX.

    Screw Flash. And Flanders. Notice how they both start with the same three letters. Think about it. Mind...BLOWN!
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    hi again, just replied to you in the other thread, thanks, ive learned that the art of web design is constantly growing, so i was a bit silly to say i want to know everything but what i would like is to learn the fundimentials of html and css, so i can go build a test site, learn and experience the tools and intricities there is and then move onto the more complex stuff, and the new stuff too. i mean, take a look at prattsofcarlow.ie thats my familys car garage site, its aweful and i imagine it is one of the simplest sites there is, so if i could learn to put together a site like that (but better laid out etc. because that is aweful) it would be a great starting point

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    I'm personally not a big fan of books when learning web dev stuff. Have you checked out Code School? It costs like $20 a month (I think you can find an unlimited 2 day free trial floating around too). It has courses on just about anything you can think of. Video-based lectures w/ accompanying "code challenges." I think you'd like it.
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    I am new here like all that posted. You have almost 11,000 post so maybe you can point me in the right direction. I have an E-Commerce website on Go Daddy and the search engine visibility is at 58% its telling me that 17 pages have to many stops on them. I don't know how to read or write code but am willing to learn, or a book or web site that would help to fix my lack of SEO

    Thanks in advance, Jed

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    jed, web design for dummies has a good lot of info on seo and if your interested in coding its a good starting place.


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