novice html.

  charlton200 15:48 16 Sep 2003

i am at the moment trying to teach myself html.i am getting on fairly well.i am trying to create a personal site just to lean how it is done more then for what i have got to put on it (proberly nobody will not want to read it anyway).

as a newcomer to web building is html the way to learn or is there something else i should be learning.

any help to a complete novice would be appeciated.

many thanks.

  AndySD 16:07 16 Sep 2003

Yes yuo will find that a good background knowledge of html is a major advantage when you start to use web design programs. You may also like to look at Cascading Style Sheets. click here

  Gaz 25 17:23 16 Sep 2003

CSS is great becuase it is easy, and means you can change websites colour schemes often with pure ease.

Javascript is harder but can do a few amazing things.

PHP is far better than Java and HTML and is a little easier to learn.

ASP, Only if creating e-commerce sites could I be bothered.

  charlton200 18:17 16 Sep 2003


so is it worth sticking with html and learning it properly and then learning others after that .

Is this the best way to learn?


  AndySD 07:31 17 Sep 2003

IMHO its the best way to go.

  Forum Editor 07:51 17 Sep 2003

is an asset certainly, and it will stand you in good stead later on, but if I were you I would also be working with one of the WYSIWYG programs. What many professional designers do is to use a good WYSIWYG application (DreamWeaver, FrontPage,NetObjects Fusion etc.) and then fine-tune the code by hand if needs be.

Modern applications produce code that is so good it hardly needs much tweaking, and of course it's a far faster way of working. You would be well advised to study server-side technologies as well, and learn aboutthe different server types - what their strengths and weaknesses are.

  charlton200 13:17 17 Sep 2003

thanks to you all for your advise.

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