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    Unhappy Web Developer Basics?

    Hello,
    I know you guys would have went through this many times, but I really got some passion for web designing. I got ideas but I cant express them online in the form of website. I tried to learn the basics and got to know the basics of HTML. To my surprise I'm unable to find out what to learn ahead. Its like I need some kinda direction on what and from where should I start pursuing the further education. Which languages should I go? In which sequence I should go? So these are few questions which really trouble me.
    The place where I live has many institutes but they all go for C or C++. I just cant find some advance thing to learn. Thought of learning CSS but got confused.
    Can you guys give me a head start? Something like 1)HTML 2)CSS 3)on and on....


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    After you learn HTML your next step is CSS so you can put colors on your page and make you font sizes stand out.

    Now that you have a good looking page lets make it dynamic.
    Javascript, not jquery(which is a short hand for js) Learn javascript first, you can study jquery anytime after that.

    Now we have a user interchangeable, controllable page. Let's put it on the web. We need to learn PHP. This will allow us to control the pages we write and link them to a database.

    Lastly we should study a SQL type database, mysql is very popular, but there are others.

    That's my list
    1) HTML
    2) CSS
    3) JAVASCRIPT
    4) PHP
    4) MYSQL or something similar.
    5) JQUERY

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    I agree with everything sunfighter said, including the order.

    Good luck in your studies.
    What you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

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    That's my list
    1) HTML
    2) CSS
    3) JAVASCRIPT
    4) PHP
    4) MYSQL or something similar.
    5) JQUERY
    Thanks. I now at least got a direction. Any website or a blog would you recommend I should refer? I just cant find any of this in institutions in my locality. So I'll need to rely on internet and now I do have time.
    Hows Dreamweaver? I got Training material of dreamweaver. Should I go for dreamweaver or should I start with the things you suggested?
    Ashes to Ashes and Dust to Dust, if it wasn't for those bada$$ Peterbilts, the Hammer Lane would Rust.

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    Ok, here's where a lot of people will appear to say I'm wrong.

    Use http://www.w3schools.com/ They do have errors and are slow to correct them, but you can't beat them for a step by step method to learning. Another site I highly recommend is https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs.

    I do not use Dreamweaver. I did a long time ago, but not now. It is far too expensive. PSPAD http://www.pspad.com/ is a free editor. I use TSW WebCoder http://www.tswwebcoder.com/. It has it's flaws, but only costs $50.00.

    Google coding editors and take a look.
    And Good Luck to you. We're always here when you need help.

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    Check it codeacademy.com too. They make learning HTML and CSS pretty fun.

    Although it can seem less challenging at times, it definitely helps you to learn the fundamentals in a practical way. They have HTML, CSS and JavaScript and its all free.

    Paul

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    I've learned the most via playing around with tumblr themes (tumblr.com). You can just make a blog or what not and mess around with the css, see what they have implemented, change it, make it your own. Plus it's free hosting! If you learn best hands on like me than this will work for you. Of course you still use the other websites listed as reference for the different css properties and such.


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