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OK guys i've been online now for a few years and can work my way around wordpress with ease. However I have very basic html knowledge

Whenever it came to html and CSS i outsourced always which is not a bad thing get it done right and at a quick speed.


I really do want to now develop my own skills in HTML and CSS just the fact i love learning new skills, any courses you reccomend to get hold of that will really teach what i need to know.


#learn #love
  • Profile picture of the author Jason Stepp
    Hey Mike,

    I taught myself everything I know so far (html, css, and some PHP). I didn't buy any books or expensive courses.

    You can learn everything you will need to know from free sources online.

    For instance, check this out: W3Schools Online Web Tutorials

    I learned almost everything from that website alone. I love how they give practical exercises that you can try on your own.

    Other than that, you just need to get out there and play with the stuff. If you approach learning web programming like you would approach learning anything that is fun (think of driving a car for example), playing with the stuff you are trying to learn is by far the best way to learn.

    What is more fun? Reading books and courses about driving? Or actually getting behind the wheel and driving? Sure, you might not be the best driver right out of the gate, but eventually, you will 'get it' and feel good about yourself.

    If you want to start with html and css, you can create html and css files on your computer using any text editor, open the files in your web browser, and check out the results in real time.

    If you want to learn PHP, you will need to install WAMP or MAMP for a testing environment (depending on whether you use Windows or Mac). I won't get into too much about that in this thread, but you can check them both out right here:

    WAMP (for windows) - Install PHP 5 Apache MySQL on Windows : WampServer
    MAMP (for mac) - MAMP: Mac, Apache, MySQL, PHP

    Both are free, and basically allow you to use PHP, MySQL, and Apache on your local system.

    Also, another way I learned a lot of what I know is by dissecting other people's work. Open up the WordPress theme you are using. Find out what certain lines of code do. Open the theme's css stylesheet and change some stuff around. See what happens...

    Just make a backup of the original file before making any changes if you decide to play with a theme you are already using.

    Hope that helps a little...

    Good luck, and most of all, have fun!

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  • Profile picture of the author mike gregory
    Jason thanks for such a detailed reply, great information in there and as you say have fun is what i intend to do, again thanks for all that.

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  • Profile picture of the author bneetu
    thanks friend for provide this ditels
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  • Profile picture of the author 365Daysof
    l love and recommend HTML and CSS Tutorials, References, and Articles | HTML Dog - excellent tutorials.

    Firebug for firefox is invaluable, to peek at others' html and css.

    For css, check out css Zen Garden: The Beauty in CSS Design - some inspiring work there.

    *smiles* Good Luck!
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