The following video is a review of the HTML and CSS Design and Build Website book by Jon Ducket.
You can grab a copy of the book 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 beginner related questions because I get this asked a lot from people who are just starting out learning how to program or design websites. That is, what is the best place to start learning how to code?
There’s WordPress. There’s PHP. The list just goes on forever. My recommendation for most people is to start off with HTML. Get a good grasp of HTML, and then you can move on to something like CSS.
My main piece of advice is to just take it one day at a time because a lot of stuff you learn in programming is not stuff that just settles in and clicks in right away. It takes some time to learn. 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 and just look at some very beginner ones.
If you’re 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 take practice and time. Then eventually over time, you’ll get those “uh huh” moments.
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.
Another 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 Jon Duckett, and I got this on Amazon.
I got a link for it. You guys 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. It’s a great reference for anybody getting started. I’m going to take a quick peek here and show you guys 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 as well. There’s a lot of design theories and different things like working with images. It’s a great book, and it’s a great reference. 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, but they’re a great reference.
I highly recommend them for everybody who’s just starting off. Again, just go online and 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.