Almost everything I’ve learned about webdevelopment and webdesign comes from the internet. Recently I buyed some books to learn a little bit more theory and I read a lot of css-feeds. My question to you: where comes your webdesign/webdevelopment knowledge from?
A good part of it is coming from the web.
I mean, I’m a certified programmer (I went to Multihexa, a programmation school over here) but what you learn in school is pertty much how to do your work with the minimal effort, there isn’t any ‘creative’ aspect to it. That’s why I’m always on forums / blogs / google to try to find out cool stuff that just came out… so I guess we could say 70% of my knowledge come from the web, 20% from school, and 10% from job :) (currently doing a work placement as a graphist / programmer).
I don’t know why, but I hate learning from book. It’s often not really semantic, and oudated, even if you take a recent one. Take for exemple HTML book, they are still showing <br> instead of <br /> and lot of little details like that. Some of them still design with table (yea, like back when we started :P) ! So … I never read those book anymore, they are so wrong :X !
If you ever find a good book, I’ll be glad to check it out tough, but I doubt you will…
90% from the web, 5% from books, 5% from school. I am currently back in school going for a Web Technologies degree. Haven’t gotten into any courses where I’ve learned anything I didn’t already know. Should be getting into a PHP class soon, which is something I know very little about, so I’m looking forward to that one.