Easier than I thought.

by Mrnace 21 replies
Basic html and css is much easier than I though.

I started learning on thursday on codeacademy, and I now feel really comfortable doing all sorts of basic stuff.

Tables, links, style modifications. I am surprised by how much I can do already without much effort.

Of course there is still away to go before I can really say I am a web designer/programmer, but I really hope it stays this simple.

I will spend another week or two getting used to the bits of this I am still a little confused about.

Then its on to javascript, php and beyond.

Its gonna get even more complicated, but it'll be worth it. Its a valuable skill to have, personally for my own sites, and its a service I'll be able to offer others.

A win/win.
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnZ
    Congrats on finding something to dig into! Many people seem to have trouble finding want they want to do and keep looking for a long time. Best of luck!

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  • Profile picture of the author paidsurveys
    basics are simply easy to learn

    real coding start from photoshop and making good layouts..integrating java codes ..
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    • Profile picture of the author Nuutero
      Originally Posted by paidsurveys View Post

      basics are simply easy to learn

      real coding start from photoshop and making good layouts..integrating java codes ..
      "Real coding starts from photoshop and good layouts" That makes like no sense. Coding and webdesigning are too different things and neither starts from photoshop.
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      • Profile picture of the author mohsinmallik
        Originally Posted by Nuutero View Post

        "Real coding starts from photoshop and good layouts" That makes like no sense. Coding and webdesigning are too different things and neither starts from photoshop.
        You are right here. I really wondered to see his comment and was thinking that how photoshop and javascript is related with HTML and CSS.

        I am also trying to learn HTML basic from w3schools. BTW, all the best for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Marc Rodill
    Yeah it's pretty easy. You can find how to do anything with HTML or CSS with some quick google searches. It's just time consuming if you're picky.

    For websites, look into Kompozer it's a free WYSIWYG editor similar to Dreamweaver, obviously without the price tag. But if going down the route of a blog, editing Wordpress themes is easy to do.
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  • Profile picture of the author datingworld
    its good to know its pretty easy to learn css and html.
    I am also looking to at least learn the basics as I really need it for some modifications on my forum.
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  • Yep - all it takes is the will to learn. It really is a proud moment when you build your first site.

    Well done..... Keep it up.
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  • Profile picture of the author joaquin112
    It's extremely easy to learn. It doesn't take more than a few days to get the hang of HTML and CSS. However, once you start making responsive sites that are compatible with all browsers things start to get difficult. Javascript is a lot harder to learn, so I recommend that you focus on jQuery. As to PHP it can take someone months or years to be able to create secure and fast applications.
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  • Profile picture of the author Vlad Romanov
    I don' want to burst your bubble, but there are HTML books out there with over 1000 pages of content and to say that you have learned it in one week and "will move on to PHP" is a lie to yourself... It is a good start, but don't make the mistake of assuming that it is that simple. Also make sure to practice real integration or site building instead of just codeacademy.

    That being said it is a good start and definitely is something achievable and will greatly help you.
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  • Profile picture of the author alvinchua91
    I've used codeacademy a few months back. Yep, it's really good and structured.
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    • Profile picture of the author VinnyBock
      Just like a lot of stuff online, coding is intimidating until you actually get determined to learn it... From the outside looking in, all this stuff is a bit on the scary side, but a lot of it is never as bad as you imagine...

      A few years ago the thought of creating a web page seemed harder than moving an object telepathically, now I can bang em out pretty easily..
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  • Profile picture of the author JonP
    Good luck to you and definitely keep plugging away. You can definitely make some good money hiring out your services once you have some experience under your belt and a little portfolio of websites built up. Will help fund your bigger ventures for sure.

    Jon.
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  • Profile picture of the author zahanega
    Nice! I'm in the same boat as you and trying to learn that stuff. I hope you figure out how to do enough coding on your own so you don't have to outsource it
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  • Profile picture of the author Earn.cx
    Nice job! I'm learning the same thing too

    You should learn php next
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  • Profile picture of the author Willie Crawford
    I spent most of my 17 years online, somewhat intimidated by coding.

    I think it began back in the day when I'd spend HOURS installing a cgi
    script only to have it not work

    I soon learned to rely upon experts who could often look at a script
    I had wasted hours on, quickly spot a semi-colon in the wrong place
    and fix the problem.

    In the past 6 months, I have actually grown to feel VERY comfortable
    with HTML, CSS, PHP, and JavaScript. I took a few free tutorials from
    a fellow warrior... and that started me on my way.

    Now, I'm also learning to code mobile apps, and WordPress plug-ins. I
    can also easily edit most WP themes without breaking anything.

    I learned all this NOT because I wanted to make a career of doing any
    of it, but because I outsource a lot of projects, and I wanted to be
    able to very clearly explain what I wanted done, wanted to be able
    to know that it had been done right, wanted to be able to easily spot
    buggy code... with obvious security holes, wanted an idea of how
    complex a given project actually was... so that I would know how long
    it should take etc.

    I discovered that, like many things, it just takes practice, and once
    you get the hang of it, you wonder why you imagined it would be so
    difficult.

    I've also been involved in far too many projects where the programmers
    just disappeared, and none of the bosses understand things well enough
    to really know where new programmers should/could pick up the project.

    My mentor is unusual in that he gets both the programming side of
    things and the business side of things. You usually don't get that in
    one person. I'm developing the same expertise(s) to a degree

    Willie
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    It all takes time to be fluent with any kind of skill. It will take time to get better and ultimately become one of the best at it. Keep doing more! Make your goals in the mean time too, what do you really want to do and do what you enjoy!
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    Yeah, you need some training, some background to get started. Better to look for a mentor.
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  • Profile picture of the author gregdavidson727
    Originally Posted by Mrnace View Post

    Basic html and css is much easier than I though.

    I started learning on thursday on codeacademy, and I now feel really comfortable doing all sorts of basic stuff.

    Tables, links, style modifications. I am surprised by how much I can do already without much effort.

    Of course there is still away to go before I can really say I am a web designer/programmer, but I really hope it stays this simple.

    I will spend another week or two getting used to the bits of this I am still a little confused about.

    Then its on to javascript, php and beyond.

    Its gonna get even more complicated, but it'll be worth it. Its a valuable skill to have, personally for my own sites, and its a service I'll be able to offer others.

    A win/win.
    You don't need to learn HTML. You can do almost everything with a HTML editor. CSS is pretty self-explanatory.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mrnace
    Thanks for the encouragement guy n gals.

    Of course, its only gonna get more difficult from here as i learn php, javascript, jquery and all the rest of it.

    I am actually looking forward to the challenge of it all.

    I am looking to be doing websites for others by the end of the year, maybe beven for free to some just to get the experience under my belt and to build that portfolio up.

    It'll be a nice side project to take the pressure off my normal day job, and can help me to no end with my own online ventures.

    First step is to get completely confident in css and html. there are still one or too parts i need to go back over, just to make it stick. Then I'll go on to Jquery or javascript, I'll see which on I fancy taking on when the time comes.
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  • Profile picture of the author RoseHunt
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    Yes I've heard about that too and I've been considering learning the basics for a while too. It's great that there are a lot of programmes and tutorials to help with that too.
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  • Profile picture of the author Willie Crawford
    When I decided to learn computer languages, it was in much the same
    way that I've learned other languages.

    I "speak"... understand, can be understood in, and write... English,
    French, Spanish, Japanese and Tagalog (Filipino). I also know lots
    of phrases in a dozen other languages.

    When I tackled languages, to include computer languages, it was NOT
    with the intention of understanding every word in the dictionary. Instead
    it was with the intent of first learning some key phrases and the basic
    structure of the language. From there, I can figure many things out.

    Someone suggested that HTML editors negate the need to understand
    HTML code. However, you will frequently encounter things that you want
    to do where you will need to tweak software generated code, and so
    a basic understanding of what does what, is still very useful... and can
    keep you from screwing things up

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