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    What to learn next

    I have been learning and coding html/css for about 1 year now and would like to learn something more advanced.

    What would you guys recommend javascript first or php?

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    Depends on what you want to do really.

    Learn javascript if you want to do animations, validations, etc etc on clientside, or php & mysql if you want to create members areas, newsletters, forums, shopping carts, etc.

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    Both sounds interesting but I think php and mysql is more useful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hein View Post
    Both sounds interesting but I think php and mysql is more useful!
    They're both useful and you may find you'll be learning both at the same time, especially if you plan to use jquery or ajax

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    Awesome thanx for the response will be hitting the books hard, I'm also considering a good programming language I know a bit of c++ but was maybe thinking python any ideas?

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    Couldn't advise you on that side of programming I'm afraid, I only know the basics of C++. I've not been interested in that side for years, so no idea what's the 'best' or most common language these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hein View Post
    Both sounds interesting but I think php and mysql is more useful!
    It really depends on how involved you want to get in building different types of websites.

    If you want to build just mainly static web pages with a few animations and flashing thingies on a page then html/css/javascript is about all you need.

    If you want to build dynamic, database driven websites then you will need a server side language, sql and database skills.

    Skills in graphic design and image editing can also be very useful for any type of website.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hein View Post
    I have been learning and coding html/css for about 1 year now and would like to learn something more advanced.

    What would you guys recommend javascript first or php?
    JavaScript is fine, but you'll have more opportunities to make good money if you're well versed in PHP or .NET. Look around on project posting sites and job sites and you'll see good jobs for web developers with these focuses.
    Last edited by WA; 03-12-2012 at 07:27 AM.

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    @approachnet is right, decide why your learning to code. I'm 2 years into HTML CSS and I'm also moving onto php/mysql and java. Eventually I want to build enough knowledge to move onto frameworks like jquery for java and codeigniter for php. For me this will allow quicker developing and quicker de-bugging if things go wrong.

    Good luck!

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    Ok have to throw ColdFusion in the mix..lol CF programmers also usually get a premium versus other server side languages. Many government organizations develop in ColdFusion.
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