Archives for January 2017
The following video is a review of the book entitled HTML and CSS – Design and Build websites. This is a very well written book by Jon Duckett. If you are interested in purchasing the book you can do so by grabbing it off Amazon by clicking here.
Hi guys, how’s it going? In this video I’m going to address two common questions that I get; the two questions that I’m going to focus on are beginning related questions. I get this asked a lot from people who are just starting out learning how to program or design websites, and that is what is the best place to start learning how to code? How do you get started with HTML or the different programming languages that there is out there?
My main piece of advice is to just take it one day at a time, because a lot of stuff you learn in programming, stuff like that; it’s not stuff that kind of just settles in and clicks in right away. It takes some time to learn and you just take it day by day. I’m actually going to give a recommendation of a great resource to get started with learning how to program websites and design websites.
The first recommendation I’m going to give you is to go on the internet, look up free tutorials, look up courses; even look for paid ones, I have paid ones myself. Just look at some very beginner ones. If you rate straight from a beginner, you know nothing, like I said focus on HTML, CSS and just go through the courses, do some practical assessments, try to build some websites yourself.
Try to build up your portfolio and just take it day by day. It really does just take practice and time, then eventually over time you’ll kind of get those aha moments and things will start to click in place. At least that’s what happened with me when I first started learning. It took me a while before things started to click in my head.
My other recommendation I’m going to give you guys is; I have a book here, it’s called “HTML & CSS: Design and Build Websites.” I believe the author is John Duckett. I got this on Amazon and I got a link for it, you can take a peek at it if you want. I think I grabbed it for about $20 give or take. It’s a book about HTML and CSS and it’s a great reference for anybody getting started.
I’m going to take a quick peek here and show you what this book has to offer. As you can see the pages are really well done, the graphics are really well written. There’s a lot of text, a lot of information and reference. It shows you all the different commands in HTML, CSS, how to build layouts, responsive web design. It even has a section on CSS3 and HTML5.
There’s a lot of design theories and different things like working with images and stuff. It’s a great book, and it’s a great reference, and I highly recommend it for anybody who is just starting out with HTML or CSS.
I think together you can grab both the books for roughly about $50. They’re a great reference and I highly recommend them for everybody who’s just starting off. Again, just go online, look up tutorials and YouTube videos and stuff like that. Eventually things will just click into place. Again, check the book out, there’s a link for it in the description.
Hope you guys liked this video, hope it helped you out. You know what, just stick with it and eventually you’ll get to understand it. Before you know it, you’ll be developing websites and programming online.
Is This Book Right For You?
If you are interested in picking up this book are not quite sure whether or not its right for you then here is what I have to say about it. HTML and CSS – Design and Build Websites is geared towards those who are beginners or still need a good reference on how to build websites from scratch.
If you are still in the phase where you need a guide or are constantly looking how tutorials and guides or just can’t seem to stick it all together then this book is what I recommend. The pictures are great and the quality is very good. The book itself is a little on the expensive side but honestly for what you get its actually pretty under priced in my opinion.
Although this was only a short review I hope you enjoyed it. If you have any comments to share about the book then please do so in the comments section below!
Welcome to the first video of my course. In the first video we are going to go over what exactly WordPress is and why we are going to use it to build a website.
WordPress is the biggest content management system on the web, and it is for a very good reason. It’s easy for everyday people to use, and it has all kinds of cool features and plugins, and best of all it’s completely free to use.
Now, let’s look over a few popular websites that are using WordPress. So I managed to find this cool article on the internet that showcases some of the top blogs using WordPress right now. So as you can see we have Telecrunch, we got The New Yorker, the BBC website, the Star Wars official blog, and even Variety, and Sony Music.
So there’s some pretty big websites that are using WordPress. As you can see, all these websites look amazing, and with WordPress, everyday people just like you and me can build websites and make them look amazing, just like the ones I’ve shown you so far. And you don’t even have to know a single line of code, that is the best part.
Now that we have a better understanding of what WordPress is, let’s go over the two different ways we can start building a WordPress website and get right into it… to be continued.
If you want to learn how to build a WordPress blog, check out the full course by clicking here.