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Old 1st November 2007, 01:09 AM   #1
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Default Wanting To Learn Coding. Where Do I Start?

Hi. I'm wanting to try and self-teach myself come HTML & CSS to help with managing my site. I have no formal training in web design or development. What are some good books to read or places to start in the education process? I pick this stuff up fairly quickly, so even some more advanced tools would be ok. I'm just unsure where to go and what to do first.

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Old 1st November 2007, 05:14 AM   #2
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html for dummies is a simple book. I learned by viewing the source of other pages online and working out what did what.

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Old 1st November 2007, 05:28 AM   #3
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There's tons of instructions & samples on the web - just google "html tutorial", for example.

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Old 1st November 2007, 07:07 AM   #4
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great question.
I've thought about learning a little html myself.....

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Old 1st November 2007, 07:32 AM   #5
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Books, Videos, Classes...they are all well and good but the best way to learn is to try it. Read a few basics and then start looking at the source of other pages. Open up notepad and start coding, open your page in a browser for instant feedback.

Feel free to ask me any questions.

Oh, and don't expect to make really nice pages over night. Learning HTML is one thing, learning how to use HTML and CSS to build websites is another story. For example, I can golf...I just can't golf very well. Practice practice practice.

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Old 1st November 2007, 12:51 PM   #6
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I learned the way _detz_ described ... experimentation. Once I got the basics down (and there aren't very many basics to get down), the rest was applying what I knew to more advanced experiments and trying to keep up with changes in code development.

Also, whenever you run across a webpage that you like while browsing, take a moment to View->Page Source (Mozilla browsers) or View->Source (Internet Explorer) to see how the page was built. You'll quickly begin to recognize the patterns in the code, and simply seeing the code will help with your understanding of the big picture.

You can't hurt anything by typing a page in Notepad (or Editpad, which is what I use, or SimpleText) then saving and opening that file in your browser. It really does open the eyes and excite the imagination when you see that first H1 element big and bold on your screen.

Don't forget to check with the motherlode ... W3.org's Tutorials.

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Old 4th November 2007, 11:38 PM   #7
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I am Aelizia, you can learn html and css from w3schools.com.I think that will be the right place to start your html and css.It is free only.And there are many other tutorials also available.Type html tutorial or css tutorial in google search box.Then you will be getting many references.All the Best!

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Smile coding

You can find here any W3 - coding tutorial you want!
Very well explained w3schools
I see Aelizia learns from there too, .

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The w3schools is a great reference, I use it all the time. For learning I typically buy books by Sams.

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Old 27th February 2008, 06:38 PM   #10

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You might want to check out http://www.pixel2life.com/tutorials/...ps_and_tricks/ It has many cool tips that you will be able to learn from.

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