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Ok so I'm looking to start a business and before I do i want to learn how to code for website's i learnt the basics in year8 (html) but I have forgotten how to do it (seriously who listened in year8 rolleyes.gif ) just wondering whats some good guide's ect to help me get onto my feet.
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baby steps for you. I suggest creating simple html components and modules for CMS, and build from there. Joomla 1.7 supports HTML5 natively so you can practice with that.
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http://www.w3schools.com/ Is a very good resource smile.gif

Helped me loads, the biggest headache im having at he moment is CSS in internet explorer
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get adobe dreamweaver. that makes web design a breeze.
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Never get DW.
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Never get DW.

care to explain why you think this?
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post #7 of 16
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Originally Posted by Ratjack View Post

care to explain why you think this?

Using WYSISWYG tools can leading to very bad habits and unoptimized designs.



OP, what kind of business? Is it worth your time building a website yourself when you may have more important things to focus on?
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post

Using WYSISWYG tools can leading to very bad habits and unoptimized designs.
OP, what kind of business? Is it worth your time building a website yourself when you may have more important things to focus on?

im looking to get into building pc's and modding because alot of people around here only buy dell/hp ect and want to save them money and build around their purposes. also it wont be for awhile i need to save up so i can put money into it so learning to make a website at the moment seems to be decent + i think it would make a nice hobby
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post #9 of 16
I'd say just buy a decent book like: this which covers the basics of XHTML, HTML and CSS.

If you plan to go down the Joomla route, I suggest you get the official book. I got it and never looked back, it has lots of examples and you actually build a site using in book examples. They set tasks, but they teach you everything you need to know to accomplish it. Very god read. Good value too, @only £15.34

Hope that helped.
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post #10 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ratjack View Post

care to explain why you think this?

*cringe* WYSIWYG editors are horrid. And as Duckie said lead to bad programming habits and un-optimized code.

I personally prefer VIM on linux, Notepad++ under windows and Coda under Mac for syntax highlighting editors (coda also offers ftp access). And yeah, W3 schools, or just buy a decent book for html/css, then one for php/javascript later down the road.
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