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    This isn’t a 100% on topic question, but I’ve come to respect the opinions of those who post on this site.
    I have been learning HTML/CSS for a few months and dabbled in JS/JQuery as well, though clearly there’s always more to be learned.
    I feel as though in order to create sites that actually do something I need to expand beyond the content/design languages. So my question is, what should come next? PHP? Ruby on Rails? Something totally different?
    If you have a suggestion for a resource, by all means, share that as well.


    I feel like you should master HTML/CSS and get a really firm understanding of JS/jQuery before you try to venture further.

    Logically, though, I’d say PHP would be next. You’ll understand it the easiest if you have a firm background in JS.


    I love jQuery but I would recommend you get a decent understanding of native JavaScript before you move on. As a scripting language, it’s got some differences from PHP (obviously since one is mostly for client side stuff and the other is more server side) but many of the dynamics (loops, functions) are there. If you’ve never done any of that kind of programming before, it’s a good start. You’ll also gain a better understanding as to why jQuery is so awesome, but you’ll also know how to do something in JS if say, you cannot use jQuery on a project (not lying -I’ve worked for places that are adamantly against using jQuery or any other JS libraries)

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