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JahvonCreamCone

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Hey guys, my first post here. Just finish the book and it has definitely changed my life. I have great tech ideas but no programming skills. I don't want to outsource, this knowledge is important to me. So whats the best way to learn how to code to create websites? Thanks in advance.
 

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Drop me a line with your knowledge about computers, web technology etc. and I'll help you getting in the "right" direction.
I'm 20yrs old, i've been using computers since i was 12-13. I know most of the basics like the back of my hand (I think). My main progroblem is i dont know how to create websites, which is my goal.
 

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Google coding for beginners , watch youtube videos, look for local classes/college's specializing in beginners.
Once you get your feet in the door its up to you which direction you want to take but i believe its better to know what your talking about even if it is just grasping the basics.
 

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my 12 year old nephew is coding. These kids are going to eat us alive.
 

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the hard thing is knowing what tolearn. you will definitely need html/css/javascript. After that, php, ruby, python are all decent choices for web backends. you can do backends these days with something called nodejs that lets you code it in javascript, so really the first 3 are all you have to know. learn design as well.
 

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My favourite resource is definitely YouTube. Things like Codecademy are good too - they're much more interactive than books, and you can get them for free.
Try 'Derek Banas' - you'll either love him or you'll hate him, but he has videos on most languages. His videos can be a little overwhelming if you're first starting out, though.
Good luck!
 

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My favourite resource is definitely YouTube. Things like Codecademy are good too - they're much more interactive than books, and you can get them for free.
Try 'Derek Banas' - you'll either love him or you'll hate him, but he has videos on most languages. His videos can be a little overwhelming if you're first starting out, though.
Good luck!
Thanks for the advice, cheers!
 

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the hard thing is knowing what tolearn. you will definitely need html/css/javascript. After that, php, ruby, python are all decent choices for web backends. you can do backends these days with something called nodejs that lets you code it in javascript, so really the first 3 are all you have to know. learn design as well.
Thanks for the tips bud, cheers.
 

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Google coding for beginners , watch youtube videos, look for local classes/college's specializing in beginners.
Once you get your feet in the door its up to you which direction you want to take but i believe its better to know what your talking about even if it is just grasping the basics.
Any YouTube channels you recommend?
 

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Try TheNewBoston.org he has videos teaching most languages, as well as a few other topics that you may interest you (outside of coding).
 

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Any YouTube channels you recommend?
Sorry Iv not properly looked into this. However in the next 6 weeks im going to be doing the same as yourself.
When I do begin to learn i will PM you any info, tutorials or videos that I find helpful.
 

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if you want to go beyond basic websites and you come up with a business idea that would require to write real rich internet applications you should take a look at angularjs, it's simple, fun, awesome (if you gained some basic understanding). for your backend code you should take a look at "nobackend" solutions like firebase (you basically outsource your backend in the cloud). if you want to port your javascript applications to mobile devices, take a look at phonegap. for css stuff you should take a look at bootstrap !!! ok, no more hints :)
 
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Learn the basics, think of a project that will solve a need even if one already exists. Then start designing and programming as if it's a real project.

You can learn all you want but experience is the king. With your first project you'll find out what you'll need to learn which will be basic information that's aren't thought in school.
 

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Hey @JahvonCreamCone ,

I am 20 y/o as well and even after seeing many people on the forum oppose learning to code, I still want to learn haha. Why inhibit curiosity and the desire to learn, right?

All the resources I am going to share are free to use. There are three that I found, which I like.

#1 - Dash by General Assembly

https://dash.generalassemb.ly/


This is where I am going to start. I tried the other websites (that I'll mention later) before but this seems much better because you are actually working towards creating while learning. It teaches HTML, CSS and Javascript which is apparently the basic / beginner stuff that you need to learn first anyways. If you want to move on there are other resources I will link that teach more than that.

Check out the screen shot I just took of the dashboard after logging in. Look at the first three projects. Pretty useful stuff right? You learn while doing!


Dash_Screen_Shot.png


Then there is also...

#2 http://www.codecademy.com/

and

#3 http://code.org/
 

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