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February 15, 2011 at 7:12 am #31633
I’m really new to web developing. And I only know little html+css. So “What Should I know to become a good web developer?”. How and where should I get start to become a developer?
Thanks! :)February 15, 2011 at 8:36 am #60267
Thank You very much! :)
so, is html and css enough? what should I learn beyond? a
nd for find a job in this field what kind of certifications, experiences should I get? I really like this field and I want to go future.February 15, 2011 at 8:54 am #60248
Thanks for the quick reply again! :)
can you suggest any good places to learn them?
Thanks for you advices!February 15, 2011 at 9:04 am #60229jamygoldenMember
Digging into WordPress – This will help a lot. I’m busy with it at the moment and it’s awesome. Dabbles in a bit of everything, but with wordpress in mind.
Hard boiled web design – I haven’t read this, but it’s something I’m looking into getting.
Professional WordPress Plugin Development – This looks awesome, but very advanced.
At the end of the day it’s how much time you put into it. Do you see it as a job or as a hobby. I’m basing this view on myself of-course. I put a lot of time into it as it’s my hobby and I end up learning a lot.
Its seems worth reading. Thanks!
Nice tips! :)February 15, 2011 at 12:50 pm #60170
I guess being able to develop on WordPress is nice but I don’t think that is where you need to put your attention right now. Unless you are going to have nice designs handed to you, you should probably get good at the design aspect. A beautifully coded ugly site isn’t worth much. A good way to do this is look around for nice, high-quality sites. One thing I did when I was learning design was take a site I liked and literally recreating it in Photoshop. This isn’t necessary but will hone up your Photoshop skills and improve your design sense.
Soon enough, you’ll be able to create very nice designs on the fly. Without even much thought because it’s so natural to you and you know what looks good.
So practice, practice, practice until you consider yourself great at it. Then keep on practicing. I never stop practicing and I don’t think any other experienced web developer does.
I learned CSS myself at w3schools. This was many years ago and I’m not sure if there is an easier, more newb-friendly resource at this time. That will teach you the basics. Once you have the basics down cold you should start picking up on all of the advanced techniques around.
You should also start picking up some CSS3 since eventually that will be the standard and it’s better to start learning now.
I know a lot of people are inclined toward jQuery, including myself. I’m in love with it. You will probably want to learn this. The jquery website has great documentation and a good free e-book is jQuery Fundamentals.
Hope this will help you on your way and remember this is a great community always willing to help you with problems and questions you have.
Good luck!February 15, 2011 at 1:40 pm #60172noahgelmanParticipant
Google everything. If you see something, and don’t know how to do it, google it. Either that or look here on the site. There is going to be an endless amount of information to learn. Try to learn at least something new each day.
When you try to learn something, branch off of what you already know. Don’t learn anything standalone. Always have it relate to something you already know, and then integrate them together. It really helps the learning process.February 15, 2011 at 9:21 pm #60103
I started with w3schools. And I think I should move on.. Thanks for the advices. It seems I have long way to go. ;)February 15, 2011 at 10:03 pm #60033
Seems like somebody has a grudge..
At any rate, unless you are Stephen Hawking and intend on absorbing everything you read photographically, W3schools will you give you a good foundation for the basics of html. As noahgelman said, everything is easily found on google. Pick up some books, read online references, etc.February 15, 2011 at 10:08 pm #60034TheDocMember
@soap – unfortunately w3schools actually does have incorrect information on it. Keep in mind that w3schools has absolutely no affiliation with W3C.February 16, 2011 at 12:02 pm #50132
I don’t know I haven’t been there in almost ten years. If that is true then yes, you should probably learn from other sources. w3schools isn’t comprehensive enough to take you beyond basics anyway.
Point being, I started learning there when I was a wee lad and I think I turned out to be pretty damn good at what I do.
I also remember echoecho.com. Don’t know if it’s any good. htmldog.com does look pretty good.
It is almost inevitable that you pick up some bad habits or non-optimum methods of doing things which you will shake as you learn more and better ways of doing them. Learn from many sources, not just one.
Also remember that learning is divided into theory and practical application. So as you are reading the text, constantly be putting it into application. This way it will stick and you will understand how it is working, etc.February 16, 2011 at 4:16 pm #59963mslemeriMember
The main thing to remember is never stop learning. Every article I read and every video I watch has added something to my web design “toolbox.” Hell, just today, I learned some new jQuery techniques from some of Chris’s videos, and I’ve been using that for a while now.June 11, 2015 at 2:02 am #203569reinisberzinsParticipant
You could try online course like i did. There are tons of great places online where you can learn skills you always wanted.
I am personally recommending you this course:
You can check it out and decide if you want to become better at what you do or not !
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