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I'm a web designer, I think i'm talented at what I do, a lot of people say I am, the only problem is it's almost impossible to get a job in todays world because I can't put my design into code. People don't just want designers, they want designers that can code. So I need to start learning code, I want to start with HTML, then progress to PHP and CSS after this.

Could I please have some advice/ resources on how to start. Thankyou, Lewi. :)

asked Feb 26 '13 at 13:47

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closed Feb 27 '13 at 03:18

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The question has been closed for the following reason "The question is answered, right answer was accepted" by KevinLockergnome Feb 27 '13 at 03:18

I learned through HTML, XHTML, and PHP for dummies, believe it or not. It gives a solid basis for programming. However, the only thing I was frustrated with, was the lack of design, and color schemes in the book. However, it gives a large amount of background that is a necessity. An online option is http://www.w3schools.com/html/default.asp. They have a pretty good program.

answered Feb 26 '13 at 17:52

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There is a great website called CodeAcademy! I has HTML courses, and a whole lot more! And best of all, it's free! Hope this helps.

answered Feb 26 '13 at 16:56

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It all depends on your preferred method of learning. Try the reference Seanathon referred you to, try reading books, try watching videos -- whatever you find works. I recommend W3Schools.com as another online resource that is free.

answered Feb 26 '13 at 17:12

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If you just want to design, you don't exactly need PHP. That's more for backend work.

answered Feb 26 '13 at 17:16

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edited Feb 26 '13 at 17:17

True. Definitely will need to learn CSS, though. Right now it's best to learn HTML5 and CSS3.

(Feb 26 '13 at 17:38) Harold Harold's gravatar image

I eventually I want know front and backend, so PHP is essential once i've learned HTML & CSS

(Feb 27 '13 at 02:48) Lewitje Lewitje's gravatar image

Well, you didn't mention that. Also, PHP isn't the only thing you can code a back end in. It is only a common one.

(Mar 01 '13 at 08:37) ryebread761 ryebread761's gravatar image

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