Hey guys =] this is my first post =DD
I'm pretty much an amateur designer that's trying to understand a bit more about code, and the basic principles of SEO and web management. I'm a bit of a rookie at the moment o_0 lol
I've dabbled in little bits of HTML and CSS. I know the basics of how they both work together. I also know the theory behind scripting languages, the basic aspects of optimization, and a really small amount about server management (e.g. ftp, domains, different kinds of hosting, etc)
Sorry if this is a typical "newbie" post, but there seem to be a lot of experts on this board, and I just wanted some responses firsthand ^_^
I had a ton of questions, this list is by no means exhaustive! =P lol
How much is there to learn with CSS and HTML? Doess the w3cschools website really contain everything? Any advice on getting better? Is inline and "head section" css obsolete? Or do all css methods/tags have some strategic use?
Web standards (which ones should I learn? And why?)
What should be included in any basic "head" section in HTML
Basic design standards and layout principles (like ideas for arranging css code/classes/ids, standard size nowdays for elements/containers on a page etc). Box Model? Borders vs outlines? What's the point of Borders?
Tips and tricks for compatibility in different browsers
Inspiration for design/tips on getting better/where to get new designs from
About the design process and "wireframing" websites
The pros and cons of different ServerSide scripting languages/any suggestions
How SEO works/meta/backlinking/how to use/collect/monitor/apply keywords
Any paid optimization software that is worth a look (I had my eyes on one called gShift. Any opinions?)
The basics of how to setup and get a website online using a domain and servers
Different types of social media/RSS, etc. + social strategies/calls to action
CUSTOM EMAIL ADDRESSES/email servers/how to manage
How and why to use content management systems like WordPress. How do they help designers?
lol sorry if I got a little carried away ahaha =] I'm just motivated by what I don't know =] Maybe we can make this a thread for anyone that wants a crash course in web development or managing a website =] Pick and choose any topics, I'd be grateful for any responses ^_^
Thanks very much for the help guys =]