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    Introduction / Where To Learn

    Hello Everyone!

    I'd like to introduce myself to this forum before I dive into any questions I may have. My name is Mike and I began coding/programming about 9 months ago as a hobby. I graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2011 with a degree in Finance and have since been working in the corporate world. I dream of someday being a knowledgeable-enough coder to pursue it as a full-time career.

    During the past 9 months I have relied heavily on websites like CodeAcademy and W3schools as my sources to learning HTML/CSS. I have spent countless nights at Barnes & Nobles reading whatever books I could get my hands on. There are a lot of proficient coders here so I wanted to ask what books/sources do you recommend to truly master HTML/CSS?

    I want to be 100% efficient with the markup of a website before I begin learning the languages.

    Thanks for all your help!

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    IMHO, It not what you know or remember. It's knowing where to find it. And to that I say"GOOGLE IT!".

    I think you are at the point where studying javascript is the next logical thing for you. A good site for that is : http://javascriptexample.net/. Hang in there programming will give you the efficiency you want.
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    Sunfighter -

    In your opinion, once one has mastered HTML/CSS you recommend Javascript be the first official language to which they learn? I've heard many people say the same thing. I just want to confirm.

    Thanks.

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    Yes, Of course Javascript, it allows you to make your HTML page dynamic, That is interactive. If you want something simple like a button to change text colors you need JS to do it for you.

    This allows you to further your skills client side without dealing with server side for the moment. Later learn a server side language Like ASP or PHP(my favorite) and then the database.
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    Thank you for your insight, Sunfighter. I am eager to begin this next chapter of programming.

    Once I complete my envisioned-website I will be sure to share it with you as well as the rest of the forum.

    Thanks again!


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