HTML + Javascript + CSS

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I am trying to learn these web designing stuff on my own and am currently using
http://www.w3schools.com/html/default.asp for HTML learning... and though i am well aware of the basics ..i need to know much in depth.

So do you guys have any good 'n' free online resources to learn HTML + Javascript + CSS etc.
And is the site I'm using good compared to others?
 

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w3schools is actually pretty good. Especially for css and html. Javascript is a different animal.

There are a few sites, like htmlsource, but honestly you need to target your learning to implementation specific topics.

Javascript is not really used and is not worth learning. Not as a skill set, but if you just want to learn, fine.

But my point is that you need to learn within the context of how it will be used. The biggest challenge is not learning syntax, it is understanding the proper technique for cross browser and cross platform development.

That is where you need to start working on basic implementations and testing them on various browers. Take a site that you like and try to emulate the functionality, or at least a subset.

Doing formatted layouts with menus that work across each browser is a massive challenge, but every website needs it.

Figuring out how to work various implementations will drive you to various websites that will help you and become a permenent source.
 
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Thanks for the advice! :approve:
But I think javascript might be still used because PF does that too.

Thanks again!!
 
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Thanks for the advice! :approve:
But I think javascript might be still used because PF does that too.

Thanks again!!
Javascript is used. A site like this uses software that builds the client from the server. Javascript is a small part of that, and you need to focus on server technologies that drive the front end.

Things like php, asp, and the .net and even java. Browsers are no longer thin clients, there are alot of api's on the browser side to support distributed objects. Javascript is used, but it is just the tip of the iceberg.

That is why I say to focus on implementing various projects and you will slowly migrate towards the server side of things. And that is where you really need to end up.
 
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ok, doin it, thanks a lot airborne.
 
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Javascript is used. A site like this uses software that builds the client from the server. Javascript is a small part of that, and you need to focus on server technologies that drive the front end.

Things like php, asp, and the .net and even java. Browsers are no longer thin clients, there are alot of api's on the browser side to support distributed objects. Javascript is used, but it is just the tip of the iceberg.

That is why I say to focus on implementing various projects and you will slowly migrate towards the server side of things. And that is where you really need to end up.
Woah, I didn't know Javascript wasn't used a lot. I thought it was used a lot, is it being replaced by AJAX or some other language? Oh and I saw JAVA in there, it's and awesome language!

And to The legend, I found a site for CSS that seems like a nice tutorial website. I haven't http://www.csstutorial.net/" [Broken]
 
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is it being replaced by AJAX or some other language?
AJAX is JavaScript
 
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Woah, I didn't know Javascript wasn't used a lot. I thought it was used a lot, is it being replaced by AJAX or some other language? Oh and I saw JAVA in there, it's and awesome language!

And to The legend, I found a site for CSS that seems like a nice tutorial website. I haven't http://www.csstutorial.net/" [Broken]
Actually i was of the same opinion that javascript is widely used....

Anyway thanks for the website... will look into in.. :smile:
 
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Javascript is not really used and is not worth learning.
Says who? It's used a LOT. I by "a lot" I mean "Seriously, who is actually NOT using JavaScript?" Google? Facebook? Yahoo? Ebay? Amazon? Anyone? What's the largest website you can find that doesn't use JavaScript?

Now, you could argue that JavaScript isn't used in depth. I'd buy that. People don't typically write full-blown applications in JavaScript-- they use a backend system that's written in PHP, Perl, Python, Java, or what-have-you. And for a front-end system, they use Flash, Silverlight, Java, or some other client.

But JavaScript's very heavily used in small quantities everywhere.

DaveE
 
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Says who? It's used a LOT. I by "a lot" I mean "Seriously, who is actually NOT using JavaScript?" Google? Facebook? Yahoo? Ebay? Amazon? Anyone? What's the largest website you can find that doesn't use JavaScript?

Now, you could argue that JavaScript isn't used in depth. I'd buy that. People don't typically write full-blown applications in JavaScript-- they use a backend system that's written in PHP, Perl, Python, Java, or what-have-you. And for a front-end system, they use Flash, Silverlight, Java, or some other client.

But JavaScript's very heavily used in small quantities everywhere.

DaveE
Dave, I said it was not used, and you have actually clarified it for them.

Though Microsoft is going to come get you in the middle of the night, and lock you in a room until the only words you know are: VBScript, ASP, .NET
 
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Not sure what a good learning resource for javascript outside of the w3 websites, but JQuery is a good library to use.
http://jquery.com/
 

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