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#1 buckle45  Icon User is offline

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Newbie seeking advice

Posted 20 April 2010 - 05:24 PM

I just recently finished my BS in CompSci and I have decided that I really like working with HTML, CSS, Javascript...etc. I enjoyed it much more than the programming and networking. Plus I do networking everyday.

I want to start developing sites, I just am not sure which direction I should take. I am in the process of doing my own site right now.

I am in a catch 22 situation. I can't get a job without experience and so forth.....Plus even if I could find an entry level job I could not take the pay cut right now.(maybe when the wife finishes nursing school)

My plan is, after I complete my site, trying to pick up some freelance work on the side. Personal sites, small business and such.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Also, I wanted to download the trial version of Dreamweaver 4, but its no longer on the adobe site. It only lets you pre- order 5. Does anyone know where I could find a free trial version of DW4?

Thanks

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Re: Newbie seeking advice

Posted 21 April 2010 - 05:25 AM

Moved from C# Tutorials.
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Re: Newbie seeking advice

Posted 21 April 2010 - 11:31 AM

View Postbuckle45, on 20 April 2010 - 04:24 PM, said:

I just recently finished my BS in CompSci and I have decided that I really like working with HTML, CSS, Javascript...etc. I enjoyed it much more than the programming and networking. Plus I do networking everyday.

I want to start developing sites, I just am not sure which direction I should take. I am in the process of doing my own site right now.

I am in a catch 22 situation. I can't get a job without experience and so forth.


You're right. It is a catch 22 and unfortunately thats the name of the game right now. I am in the sameboat. I am majorly over qualified for my job and I essentially end up contributed more work than what I am being paid. The only thing I can say is get some experience and try again. Thats where Im at right now.
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Re: Newbie seeking advice

Posted 23 April 2010 - 02:43 PM

experience is free. Do your own personal site, do sites for friends. Network and do sites for any asshole with a business card (including yourself: be an asshole, and have a business card).
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Posted 23 April 2010 - 04:25 PM

Check out the Freelancing section too, you'll get experience designing and creating websites for the people there, and get some extra cash too.
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