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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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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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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.

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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.

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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

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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.w3schools.com/js/js_json_intro.asp

 

Want a good description of what JSON is? Try https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/JavaScript/Reference/Global_Objects/JSON

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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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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)

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