As promised, I put together some resources for all you budding web designers out there. I’ve used most of these myself, and others I’ve just heard great things about. So let’s get started and I’ll break it down for you.
W3 Schools // W3 as in www, is an amazing resource if you’re brand new to code, or have already built plenty of websites. You can access their online tutorials for free and get a basic walk through of HTML, CSS and Java Script. Once you’re a pro at that, learn server side languages like PHP and SQL.
Skillcrush // I took the Skillcrush 101 class a while back and it was great. They have a ton of resources specifically geared towards females. Being that the web industry is primarily dominated by men, Skillcrush opened up a safe place to learn and ask questions. If you’re not ready to start the 101 class, sign up for their free email bootcamp.
Codeacademy // I just started playing around with this one. It seems very similar to the Skillcrush 101 site, without all the extra help and hand holding. So if you know your stuff, but need a brush up, maybe this one is right for you. It’s also free, which is nice.
CSS Zen Garden // I admit this one kind of intimidates me. The idea is that you can edit a pre-made template and then upload it back up to the site for feedback. It’s probably exactly what I need to give me some motivation. I love the idea of editing a pre-made document though. Seems so much easier than starting from scratch.
Style Screencasts from Pugly Pixel // This blog is just a fun read anyway, but Katrina also has some rad tutorials and classes about Photoshop and CSS. I tired the CSS one and learned a lot. She doesn’t go into all the details, so this one is better if you already have a strong understanding of HTML. At the very least, follow her blog Pugly Pixel so you can access all of her wonderful resource packs.
So, anyone out there wanting to learn HTML, but didn’t know where to turn? You have no excuse now! And please let me know if there are other tutorials or resources out there that you’ve used. I’m always looking.