I Am New To Programming, Where To Start?

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I Am New To Programming, Where To Start?

Posted 27 July 2011 - 12:02 PM

Hello people! I am a newbie in programming. Actually I haven't even started, so I have a few quick questions to ask. I have experience in HTML, XHTML and CSS. I am not a pro but I understand most of the stuff and I have built around 10 good looking websites. I want to move on to programming and to improve my knowledge in more HTML, XHTML and CSS. How do I improve? Should I buy books? Do you know any good online bookshops? What language should I learn next?

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 12:07 PM

Wait - what do you want to do again? Build websites, or create applications?
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Posted 27 July 2011 - 12:09 PM

If you want to create web-based applications, I'd suggest C# and ASP.NET as your next learning experience.
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Posted 27 July 2011 - 12:09 PM

Actually, build websites, applications and games. I know that sounds mad, but it's what I want. I want to start off with building websites + browser games.

Do you know all those browser strategy/fantasy games? What languages should I learn to build them kind of websites?

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 12:20 PM

I would probably start off with PHP or some script language. That coupled with learning database'ing should keep you occupied for a while.

I would suggest a book - why not go for a nice and structured path aimed to please?
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Posted 27 July 2011 - 12:27 PM

View Postmodi123_1, on 27 July 2011 - 12:20 PM, said:

I would probably start off with PHP or some script language. That coupled with learning database'ing should keep you occupied for a while.

I would suggest a book - why not go for a nice and structured path aimed to please?

Thanks, ok...
1. I want to be a professional web designer. I know HTML & CSS tags and all that, but I want to get into serious website building. Where can I find information on how to build a website using Fireworks or Photoshop?
2. I want to learn how to build browser games.

That's it for now.
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Posted 27 July 2011 - 12:29 PM

re #1: Lemur might have a different opinion, but knowing HTML and CSS is find and dandy but hardly the entirety of it. Are you looking for graphic design of a website, or more scripting?

re #2: okay - learn php and a database. Go nuts.

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 12:34 PM

View Postmodi123_1, on 27 July 2011 - 12:29 PM, said:

re #1: Are you looking for graphic design of a website, or more scripting?

Both.
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Re: I Am New To Programming, Where To Start?

Posted 27 July 2011 - 12:37 PM

Okay then you have direction!
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Posted 27 July 2011 - 01:20 PM

If you want to be a half decent web designer, you need to study color theory very thoroughly as well.
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Posted 27 July 2011 - 01:29 PM

Thanks to all for your help. A quick question: what languages can be used in web development? Can you list them all, please? Where can I find a book about professional web design?
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Re: I Am New To Programming, Where To Start?

Posted 27 July 2011 - 01:35 PM

Regarding listing all the languages: Getting what you need by doing a decent search of the internet

Regarding books about web design - amazon's a good place. Where are you located?
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Posted 27 July 2011 - 01:43 PM

I live in Ireland.
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Posted 27 July 2011 - 01:45 PM

So you should have access to amazon uk, right? Books at the ready!
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Posted 27 July 2011 - 01:50 PM

Yeah, but look, the problem is that, I do not know what book is up-to-date. I do not want basic stuff, I am looking for more advanced books. I spent a good few hours trying to find the right book for me but the result is 0.
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