Learning to code - good online resources?


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I have decided to learn how to code, with the aim of becoming a developer. I have only basic knowledge, so I'm starting right from the very beginning with HTML/CSS and will progress from that to PHP. Once I've done that I'll decide where to go from there!

I've been looking for some good online resources - ideally free ones - but there are so many I'm having trouble narrowing it down. I've found a fair few, but I could really do with some recommendations to help me choose!

I've started off with Codecademy, which I really like. But I think I need more practice exercises, and you only get course-end quizs if you pay for the Pro version. I'm definitely more of a 'learn by doing' kind of person - I couldn't just read stuff, it would never sink in.

Has anyone here tried any online coding resources? Or know of anyone who has?
 
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Has anyone here tried any online coding resources?

No, I did-it-myself using Dreamweaver & Fireworks ... back then, didn't have Youtube to help, I had to build that myself. :lol:

Learnt a lot, and, actually designed a couple of sites. One hint I can give you is, install all the major Browsers so you can check it appears how you intended. :)

Sorry, it's not free, but it is the defacto, IMHO, web site builder.

A programme tutor once said, you have no need to re-write any code that has already been written .. as I right-click, view source. ;)


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HTML/CSS/PhP and a few others from using Rapid CSS and watching YouTube tutorials and asking questions in forums.
 

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http://www.w3schools.com/html/ This w3 schools is a good beginner series, and they have many courses beyond HTML such as jQuery, JavaScript etc that will help you expland your skills as a user interface developer.

Thanks for letting me know! That site looks great :) I got recommended another site too by a friend - Free Code Camp.

All look like excellent resources! Now to find the time to actually learn... :rolleyes:
 

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I have decided to learn how to code, with the aim of becoming a developer. I have only basic knowledge, so I'm starting right from the very beginning with HTML/CSS and will progress from that to PHP. Once I've done that I'll decide where to go from there!

I've been looking for some good online resources - ideally free ones - but there are so many I'm having trouble narrowing it down. I've found a fair few, but I could really do with some recommendations to help me choose!

I've started off with Codecademy, which I really like. But I think I need more practice exercises, and you only get course-end quizs if you pay for the Pro version. I'm definitely more of a 'learn by doing' kind of person - I couldn't just read stuff, it would never sink in.

Has anyone here tried any online coding resources? Or know of anyone who has?



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