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Zero Cool 07/29/2018 (Sun) 15:30:56 No. 134
How does a complete noob get into programming? I want to start with websites since I figured it would be easier.
Do I learn HTML first or CSS first?
Learn PHP first,
Then focus on HTML and lastly CSS.
CSS is just eyecandy and positioning.
While HTML is Layout and PHP is backend logic.
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Thank you very much! I will take a look at those things.

>>136 is correct, but I think you'll find it good to poke around html already while learning php. Make a thing and make it do something.

I find it helpful to get a few good scripts together and then build off of them. Basically make your own examples.
HTML first. it's really simple so don't waste too much time with it. it will take you a few hours at most to get the basics. ignore anything that has to do with setting HTML attributes. nobody does it like that. use CSS instead. figure out how .classes and #ids work. play around with it for a day or two, then you're done. you can make a static website. look up "best practices" because slavishly following them is 90% of what it means to be a web developer.
next, learn to program. i'd go with javascript instead of PHP because (1) you're going to probably need it for client-side code anyway and (2) PHP backends are dying out and being replaced by node.js as we speak.
i don't know if web dev or programming is more important to you, but that will determine where you go next. for web dev, learn networking and database shit (SQL, DNS, HTTP, UDP/TCP/IP) and get good at javascript. for programming, just start picking languages you think you'd use and learn them.


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