Hello, just after a bit of advice really in what path I should take.
I’ve only been desinging for about 4 or 5 months, I am failry comfortable now with html/css. I would like to branch out and learn another language what would you guys suggest to be more beneficial to me?
But I would say overall, PHP would be much more useful in more circumstances. PHP will help you understand most CMS’s code will help you style wordpress, save you a lot of time. (like the include(file.php or file.html) will let you insert html/php. Awsome for navigation links);
Problem with PHP is it’s server side, meaning it’s compiled into HTML so you need a server to test it out, if your on windows, I would recommend using Xampp as a nice portable webserver great for testing.
Jquery is awsome also, but it’s more of a, "let’s make things pretty" like slideshows, image zooming, Ajax, and more which are good and all but not as useful, if you don’t know PHP.
Thats an interesting post xheathen I kinda had the same thoughts. I think in a similar way to you, I don’t want to be able to create php plugins for joomla for example from scratch, I just want enough of an understanding that when I install one, I can see what its doing and how it works, so that I can manipulate it to the best of my ability.