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Just finished HTML/CSS, which would be the next best book?
Asked by spankler
Posted Sep 14 2010 08:24 PM
Answered by beth_freeman
Posted Sep 15 2010 12:52 PM
Hi, glad to hear you enjoyed the book!
I hope this helps! Let us know what you decide.
Comment by spankler : Sep 16 2010 06:53 AM
Answered by cspurgeon
Posted Sep 16 2010 04:48 PM
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Answered by DaveEveritt
Posted Sep 18 2010 05:26 AM
Information Architecture for the World Wide Web is a good guide to usability, and and essential part of the process. If you start developing websites without some kind of strategy, they tend to fall apart when unplanned new sections crop up.
The backend (server-side) is a whole other world. If you make simple sites without database storage, you could start with SSI to 'include' the common components (e.g. header, menu, footer). SSI is also a gentle introduction to basic programming. Ignore those who say 'learn ASP or PHP, SSI is out of date' - there's no need for many static sites (sites that don't change too much) to use a full programming language - see this video tutorial. SSI will also tend to load faster. Save the programming for more complex stuff or database-driven sites. All the skills you learn will become incorporated into your toolkit, and you'll learn to use the right ones for the right jobs.
Then I'd suggest getting a basic grasp of programming in general, using one of the 'scripting' languages common on the web, like Perl (Learning Perl is a great foundation for programming in general), Python, PHP or Ruby (TryRuby is great!) - you could learn a little of each and see how you get on - and then move on to a small web application. PHP stands slightly apart from the others in that it was originally designed as a 'super SSI' and is easy to get started, but is not also used as a general-purpose programming language outside the web like Perl, Ruby or Python. And ignore anyone who says 'language X is rubbish - use language Y'. But this is all for another question...
Answered by cjapes
Posted Dec 04 2010 05:13 AM
One of the things you could think of is doing an O'Reilly School Of Technology Web Programming Certificate. That courses are very good, I'm taking one myself and it is great, I'm learning fast and it keeps me motivated It's hard sometimes when we are learning on our one. If you find that it is a little expensive keep an eye on it because from time to time they have great discounts, up to 50%.
Hope this helps.
Answered by best seller
Posted Dec 26 2012 07:49 AM
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