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Topic # 173397 21-May-2015 17:05
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I do light HTML/CSS work at work but my boss is constantly exploring the depth of my experience when it comes to our IT projects, possibly because our IT department suck so it would be quicker to get me to do it. Im a real middle of the road guy in regards to skill, jack of all trades master of none. 

Any advice on how I can get better in my spare time, any core HTML values / practices I should be familiar with, is learning JQuery a MUST? etc etc

ANY help would be beyond fantastic.

Thanks in advance (sorry if in wrong forum)

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  Reply # 1309451 21-May-2015 18:30
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Would not hurt but might depend how much jquery you need or maintain. The native Jscript is catching up if your platforms are recent.

http://toddmotto.com/is-it-time-to-drop-jquery-essentials-to-learning-javascript-from-a-jquery-background/

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  Reply # 1309524 21-May-2015 19:48
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Edit: Disxlaimer: I'm not a pro wait for some more opinions : )

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1311433 25-May-2015 17:00
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Have a look on somewhere like Coursera if you want to skill up in an area. I find their courses very useful (plus they are free)

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  Reply # 1312045 26-May-2015 14:35
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What sort of things are you doing ? content\information\knowledge focused website ? or capturing info, tracing and reporting ?

If yes to both have you considered JIRA and Confluence(with redfined wiki theme) ???

For public facing site perhaps Moto CMS based site could work ?

Far easier (and better for CV) to become an administrative expert in these things, than to become a part time developer \ jack of all trades.







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  Reply # 1312185 26-May-2015 17:37
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Hi

Why build a bespoke website?
it only makes it hard for others to develop once you are gone and for unskilled users to add content.

I suggest you use a cms like joomla.
Its totally configurable, free, and you can distribute updating rights.


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  Reply # 1312196 26-May-2015 17:48
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Oops, i duplicated heylind post above with exception of joomla pref.

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  Reply # 1312443 27-May-2015 08:20
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D1023319: Hi

Why build a bespoke website?
it only makes it hard for others to develop once you are gone and for unskilled users to add content.

I suggest you use a cms like joomla.
Its totally configurable, free, and you can distribute updating rights.



Why become a pilot when you can buy a plane ticket? Why become a mechanic when you can just buy a car?

This is such negative advice. There is nothing wrong with wanting to learn the fundamental building blocks of how things are put together. Good on him I say.

As for my 2c, have a gander at w3schools.com. It's incredibly basic, but a good start on most of the basic web site languages (HTML, PHP, SQL, Javascript, Jquery, CSS ... )

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  Reply # 1312464 27-May-2015 09:02
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Wordpress is incredibly popular as well, especially for smaller businesses. Learning to work with Wordpress, including creating or modifying templates using CSS, would be a valuable skill. I'd potentially outsource small pieces of work in that area.

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  Reply # 1312466 27-May-2015 09:07
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+1 for cms but I would of course recommend WordPress. 

It really depends on what you want to do, as the web field is quite large.

Do just want to be able to build websites from scratch or make plugins, or edit themes.

It really depends.





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