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lukk says

Well,

After 5 years of relying on coders and spending sums of money on programming I’ve decided to just give it a shot. I picked up a book from SitePoint “Build Your Website The Right Way Using Html and Css” and I’ve been reading about two hours per day, every day. So far I’ve finally learnt what those Divs and ID’s really mean, that confused me for sooo many years :)

Hopefully I will be able to upload a coded template by the end of the month. Does anyone have any suggestions/tips for a total newbie?

Thanks!

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Cozo says

Hi lukk,

My tip would be to try and code everyday, or at least see and mingle with html and css everyday.

This way, plus reading, you’ll learn faster.

Try to practice, and when you hit a wall, only then go to some reference and read ;)

Practice makes perfect, isn’t that what they say? :D

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RoyalTemplates says

Depends on the person, people learn differently. For me learning HTML /CSS was simply using other peoples code and adapting it and learning from it by changing each part and noting the differences.

I will also say once you have html/css down wordpress, joomla at cms should be pretty easy to pick up.

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cdavidson says

google is your friend when it comes to finding ways around problems .

and just try code small stuff and if it looks complicated it probly isnt.. code has a way of making it look harder than it is :)

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kevinsturf says

when I first started about 3 years ago, I basically knew HTML like nothing else and then I started to hear things about css. I wanted to know what this css is really about, so I googled and came across a wide variety of sites and started reading. At first it was complicating but after trial and error, which I think is best. I came around to know basically most of css and it’s functionality for making better websites without the use of tables.

So my advice try not to read too much and cram everything in there. Once you read like couple pages showing you something, try it and play around with it and see what you can do it by applying what you’ve read before and from there, just keep adding on and before you know it. You’ll be submitting sites here.

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Cozo says
Depends on the person, people learn differently. For me learning HTML /CSS was simply using other peoples code and adapting it and learning from it by changing each part and noting the differences.

Well, that’s kinda included in my “code everyday” point. It’s up to you, no one says start from scratch or whatever.

Just do it your way, but DO IT . Don’t just read a lot and only then start coding, ‘cause you’ll most likely forget a lot you’ve read.

@CAMS +1 – google is THE BEST eBook (lol)

@kevin – same here :) trial&error is annoying at first, but it builds foundation.

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Daan says

Experiment a lot, even without the book. If you just start trying out stuff you’ll remember them way faster, and you might be able to use them lateron.
I remember starting out with markup, and ending up with like 100 ‘test.html’ files :P

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