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#1 danielr230389

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Posted 01 December 2016 - 12:02 AM

I want to learn how to build websites could someone please tell me where to start and please dont reccomend code academy.


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Posted 01 December 2016 - 09:02 AM

https://teamtreehouse.com/ is good.



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Posted 01 December 2016 - 09:34 AM

This a good place to start: http://webstyleguide.com/

 

Building websites isn't just about code. You need to have some understanding on design, imagery, information flows, navigsation, calls to action, trustmarks, responsivness, usability and accessibility, cross browser compatibility, typography, colour, whitespace, copywriting.... The lists goes on and on.



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Posted 09 January 2017 - 05:43 PM

on of the best and free website is the www.w3schools.com. Start from HTML and then you can learn css to make your website looks better and so on.



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Posted 09 January 2017 - 10:41 PM

on of the best and free website is the www.w3schools.com. Start from HTML and then you can learn css to make your website looks better and so on.

 

W3Schools is probably the worst resource.



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Posted 09 January 2017 - 10:48 PM

This a good place to start: http://webstyleguide.com/

 

Building websites isn't just about code. You need to have some understanding on design, imagery, information flows, navigsation, calls to action, trustmarks, responsivness, usability and accessibility, cross browser compatibility, typography, colour, whitespace, copywriting.... The lists goes on and on.

 

That link and your description is aimed more at designers than developers, not everybody who builds websites is a designer, I'm not, many of my colleagues are not.  Most agencies, tech firms etc will employ designers and specific copyrighters as specialists.

You can get those who do a bit of both, but let's not create the illusion that you need to be able to design to build websites.  If I were freelancing I would bring in a designer to pair with me.



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Posted 10 January 2017 - 05:04 AM

If you don't mind spending money, then I enjoyed learning things via Lynda.com. For a monthly subscription, you can watch all the video tutorials you want, from theories and techniques, to learning the different apps themselves. Nowadays there are other services and options, too of course, including watching many informative YouTube videos and channels.



#8 Claire_Anderson

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 05:50 AM

For developing websites, HTML and CSS are necessary. Without HTML and CSS, you cannot create the design of the website but along with HTML and CSS, you also need to develop the functionality of the system and for creating system functionality you can choose a language from JAVA, PHP and .NET. PHP and ASP.NET are considered easier as compared to JAVA. You can check w3school, lynda and Udemy websites for learning web development.



#9 rbrtsmith

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 11:26 AM

^^ You forgot the most important language of the web: JavaScript.



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Posted 10 January 2017 - 01:37 PM

If you want to start learning HTML and CSS, I recommend http://learn.shayhowe.com . I think it's up to date (or at least 90%). And https://css-tricks.com/ - you can find some advanced techniques. And Javascript, of course.



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Posted 20 February 2017 - 05:02 AM

People saying w3schools is bad, I bet they took some computer science classes.. For a complete newbie, w3schools is the best start. You read and play and practice with the TRY IT features.. Once you done playing with w3schools, you could google for more advanced tutorials and def feel a lot better cause you'd already know the basics


#12 Martin Scurry

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 09:51 AM

w3c and udemy course are powerful.



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Posted 20 February 2017 - 09:52 PM

People saying w3schools is bad, I bet they took some computer science classes.. For a complete newbie, w3schools is the best start. You read and play and practice with the TRY IT features.. Once you done playing with w3schools, you could google for more advanced tutorials and def feel a lot better cause you'd already know the basics

 

I never did computer science.  A place that publishes incorrect information is not a good place for a beginner or anybody to learn from.

 

Their explanations are also highly confusing and misleading for beginners take this for example https://www.w3school..._json_intro.asp

 

Want a good description of what JSON is?  Try https://developer.mo...al_Objects/JSON


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#14 DNGR.Tyler

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 08:58 PM

Well it works for me, and many other devs. I don't need to know what it is in very detail, I just want to know the basics in very simple and fun ways. When I got the basics, then I could google for more.


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Posted 21 February 2017 - 10:07 PM

Well it works for me, and many other devs. I don't need to know what it is in very detail, I just want to know the basics in very simple and fun ways. When I got the basics, then I could google for more.

 

The basics you are being taught are often wrong.  Why anybody would want to learn from a resource that publishes often false information simply beggars belief.  There are plenty of free and good resources out there.

W3Schools is a blight on the industry and is one of the reasons there are so many ill-informed developers out there.  I'd be really frustrated if I spent my valuable time learning something that would harm my career.

 

Can you please give me a good reason why W3Schools is a better resource for a beginner than Treehouse for example.  Using that I went from knowing nothing to being employed as a developer in less than 8 months, many others have done the same.  Had I been using W3Schools I'd likely be still looking for a job (4 years on)


Edited by rbrtsmith, 21 February 2017 - 10:09 PM.


#16 GarryT

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 06:13 AM

A lot of useful information
 






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