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dansjostedt says

Hey! I’ve never really studied coding at any university.. just read alot of visual basic books a few years ago and some html/xhtml, css and basic php & mysql stuff..

So my question is what type of college education would be best for me if I would like to work with websites/themes and API/Java developement?

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ThemeFusion says

You don’t need to join a college for that unless you value the certificate/diploma/degree.

http://tutsplus.com http://teamtreehouse.com http://www.codecademy.com http://www.codeschool.com

They should all get you up to speed. If you have no experience at all, I recommend team tree house because you can start with the very basic courses.

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dansjostedt says

You don’t need to join a college for that unless you value the certificate/diploma/degree. http://tutsplus.com http://teamtreehouse.com http://www.codecademy.com http://www.codeschool.com They should all get you up to speed. If you have no experience at all, I recommend team tree house because you can start with the very basic courses.

I will look at all these sites for sure =) but the reason as of why I want to know what the best education would be is since most schools in sweden offers good internships which often ends up as a good job.. basicly anything you studie here has internships dunno if that’s how it is everywhere else but yeah

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SkatDesign says

I’m interested in this too :)

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themeflame says

We’ve sent you a long, long message which, we hope, will help you on your path to success. @Themefusion You are right, codeacademy is a true hack! Don’t hesitate to get to it.

Oh, here’s a tip to truly understand design and understand why it is so important. hackdesign.org (It’s a “course” made by probably the greatest minds of modern design.)

We wish you all the best.

Cheers, Themeflame.

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ThemeMovers says

I really liked some courses available on http://lynda.com , they helped me alot. Also there are very good tutorials on tuts+ netwrok (articles and screencasts) which I refer to from time to time and I hope they’ll help you learn a lot. Treehouse is a good resource too.

Hope this will help :)

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themespirit says

I’ve just signed up to Team Treehouse http://teamtreehouse.com/ to brush up on my skills a bit.

Even though I’ve been designing websites for many years now, I feel that with all the new standards (eg. responsive) I just need to keep my skillset up to date. I also want to learn more php as I only have a basic understanding and want to be able to create some good WP themes.

I’m starting from the very beginning of the course just to see what it’s like (and to get the badges ;) ) and i’d just like to say that so far I am very happy with the subscription. The way it has been set out is very slick and I’d certainly recommend it.

Yes it’s $25 a month, but seriously if you want to learn something they why not dedicate some time and money to do it properly. What does it work out, the cost of one Starbucks a week? (other coffee shops are also available)!

I know there are many free tutorials online (WPTuts is also a favourite site of mine) but something like Treehouse where it’s structured and rewarding (after completing a section you are shown a short 2 minute video which is part of a story about rogue computers taking over the world!!! sounds weird I know but it’s done in such a professional way that it makes you want to do the next test to see the next part) = V COOL !

Just thought i’d pass it on if anyone else is considering it.

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stijncappaert says

I’m in the same position as dansjostedt, only difference is you probably are a bit more educated in all things code than I am at this very moment. Teamtreehouse has managed to convince me most thus far, haven’t signed up yet tho. Kinda like the way they present themselves and you can start from the ground up.

On topic: regarding going back to school, a diploma is just a piece of paper telling other people you read stuff, followed courses and completed some form of exams. I like to see my college degree as an entry ticket – a proven acquired skillset is far more superiour. Good thing, as a developer you can prove your skillset by building up a portfolio. Something you can do hand-in-hand with selling your items on Themeforest. More so, it’s a constant learning experience – so you can do something fun, earn something from it, learn new things and sharpen your skills whilst building a portfolio. That’s 1, 2, 3 and 4 birds with one stone!

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