Web Design

ally_ukally_uk Member Posts: 1,146 ■■■■□□□□□□
Any Web developers in here? I am a newbie have recently been dabbling with HTML 5 / CSS3. I am looking for good tutorials / resources on how to build a website.

The kind of thing I am looking for is a simple company website, nothing to jazzy I want a logo at the top and a few links i.e about, services

Can you guys recommendu me any decent tutorials / books / resources
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  • MTciscoguyMTciscoguy Member Posts: 552
    There is lots of good tutorials out on the web to learn HTML 5 and CSS3, if you just want to learn how to code, then do some searches on those subjects.

    That said, my wife has owned her own company for 20 years now and does very little programming, most websites are designed in content management system software of one type or another, she goes to the various confrences on how the web is evolving and hard coding is definitely not the way of the future.
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  • NetworkNewbNetworkNewb Member Posts: 3,298 ■■■■■■■■■□
    A couple good free tutorials:

    HTML Tutorial

    Learn | Codecademy

    But like Cisco said, you really don't even have to learn how to code these days to make a website... I think its alot more interesting and fun to hand code website. If you want to work for a company and design sites you will probably need to know how to code, and know some program that designs sites (ex. wordpress)
  • discount81discount81 Member Posts: 213
    As mentioned, there is no problem learning HTML5 and CSS3, but if you are doing it for the sake of building yourself a website, you'd be better off getting a book on Wordpress / Joomla or Drupal and learning one of them, hand coding websites from scratch while admirable is time consuming and you simply won't get the same results as you would using Wordpress as your platform, especially if your goal is to rank your website highly on Google.
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  • ally_ukally_uk Member Posts: 1,146 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Many thanks for the replies guys, I have ordered a set of books on HTML 5, CSS3, Javascript and Jquery I will keep coding in my own time as a hobby as I enjoy that aspect of development. Figured I will eventually add php and mysql at some point aswell.

    I decided to concentrate on learning Wordpress, I initially didn't really understand the use of Wordpress stupidly I thought it was used for hosting or something. I am now going to be working my way through some youtube videos and will have a play and see if I can get something up and running :)
    Microsoft's strategy to conquer the I.T industry

    " Embrace, evolve, extinguish "
  • MutataMutata Member Posts: 176
    Pluralsight has tons of courses on Web Dev. Wide variety from pretty basic to fairly advanced.

    It really depends on how deep you want to get. HTML5 and CSS are great places to start, and definitely required knowledge. However; you'll quickly find they are very limiting.
  • ally_ukally_uk Member Posts: 1,146 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Had a play with Wordpress wow this makes things so much more easier. Which brings me onto the next question why do I need to learn HTML / CSS? when I can bang together a better looking website in 10 minutes as opposed to taking hours to code a website.
    Microsoft's strategy to conquer the I.T industry

    " Embrace, evolve, extinguish "
  • sting_224sting_224 Member Posts: 43 ■■□□□□□□□□
    In most cases you'll find your knowledge of HTML/CSS when you need to do little customization to suite your taste e.g Editing content, changing font size/color e.t.c. You'll find it very useful when editing like Wordpress templates
  • MTciscoguyMTciscoguy Member Posts: 552
    Amazing isn't it, for as to learning them, it is nice to be able customize the templates and also, so you can build widgets for wordpress or extensions for joomla, but there is no real need to become a master of them, it is easy to have enough knowledge to do those custom things.
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  • ally_ukally_uk Member Posts: 1,146 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Yeah it is pretty damm good I am actually a bit annoyed :) I spent hours watching HTML / CSS videos spent hows making templates to create basic websites.
    Microsoft's strategy to conquer the I.T industry

    " Embrace, evolve, extinguish "
  • seigexseigex Member Posts: 105
    Best tool for practicing web design is Create a new fiddle - JSFiddle .. you get 3 windows (HTML, CSS, Javascript) for coding, and a 4th for display to test out the code you wrote without having to open a new browser. You can choose addons like JQuery etc, or your own scripts/APIs. And you can save, and share the links to the code if you need help or want to show it to someone.
  • DoubleNNsDoubleNNs Member Posts: 2,013 ■■■■■□□□□□
    Out of curiosity, what happened to BASH shell scripting and Python programming ally_uk?
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  • ally_ukally_uk Member Posts: 1,146 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Got sidetracked :) it happens I go through phases where I obsess over a certain technology currently it is web development however I am downloading some RHEL7 training videos so will be working my way through them soon :) and the Linux tinkering will resume are you on linkedin?
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  • DoubleNNsDoubleNNs Member Posts: 2,013 ■■■■■□□□□□
    Yup, I am on LinkedIn. Just sent you a PM.
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