After HTML and CSS...where to next??
I have just finished a great book on learning HTML and CSS, but has left me with a lot of questions.
The main one being, logically where to go next? I'm trying to start a web development project (I have another person to take care of design) but can't get a good answer on what I will actually need to know!
If I go through a web hosting company to host my site does that take care of the whole server-side of things? Should I learn PHP, MySQL, anything else?? I'm just a complete rookie and need some guidance here.
Thanks for any help people x
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Simple. Just learn how to have menus, headers, footers, etc. loaded automatically with PHP includes, via http://www.w3schools.com/php/php_includes.asp. Then start making sites for family and friends, as learning projects. The only thing you have to keep in mind is that you choose web servers with PHP running.
The main one being, logically where to go next?
An HTML code editor that has a built-in PHP server is WeBuilder, http://www.blumentals.net/webuilder/. You need to have a PHP server on your machine, otherwise you cannot test locally.
Originally Posted by aj_nsc
Regarding MySQL, it suffices to know that that is a database technique. But you won't be making any sites with a database behind it, if you're a newbie. At least I would advise you to stay with regular websites, for the time being.
Thanks for all your advice guys. Im just starting a computer science degree at uni and have been looking to do some developing for a while. I have a friend who's a professional graphic designer and works with web design so its a bit of a business opportunity, something to keep me afloat at uni at least.
I'm aiming to provide to small businesses for now, as I'm also a certified PC technician so I guess its the basics I have to master.
Further suggestions are very welcome!
asp and asp.net exist. Somewhere down the road I'd at least look at those because some companies will want everything M$ in which case you wouldn't be doing any php and mysql.
My complete bad, I kind of just skimmed over the title thinking the OP felt quite comfortable with HTML/CSS so I was suggesting logical next steps. My fault completely, should've paid more attention.
Originally Posted by Frank62
or i think HTML5
choose waht ever u want
I'd suggest that you get through the entire set of 'client-side' programming with JS, and then move on to 'server-side' programming. That's the usual logical step when studying web development.
Thanks so much for all your advice people. I've ordered this book http://www.amazon.co.uk/Learning-MyS.../dp/0596157134 which seems to encompass the bits I should get stuck into next.
This field is changing so fast, that most printed sources find themselves outdated way too fast. If possible, use online resources - it's much easier to change an online article than to reprint a book
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