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Any self-taught web design folks around?

If so by what means (i.e. Website, Book...)

I already know enough to get by, I have a website that I run for the pool team I'm on for schedule and stats and such so its very basic but I want to learn more over the crappy NH winter months.
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Re: Any self-taught web design folks around?

Mine is currently broke (Python driver needs relinking) but I have zero formal training. It is simple but filled my need. A lot depends on your need. If it is simple HTML I like O'Reilly HTML&XHTML. Most O'Reilly books are great (go to Amazon and check the O'Reily store or their site). There is also good frameworks available but I never had the need. Finally some things are easier with some servers (no I will not start a server war ) so I would probably use different tools depending on which server I choose. Oh and I am 95% off the expert mark so listen to others FAR more.

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I'm 100% self-taught. Most of the stuff I've used, I've found online. A great site for dynamic HTML and JavaScript code is Dynamic Drive DHTML(dynamic html) & JavaScript code library

I've moved up the ladder from one who codes to one who configures the servers that run the sites.

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Re: Any self-taught web design folks around?

Self-taught here as well, using Dreamweaver software (primarily) along with self-help books from Amazon. I'm no expert, but I know enough to get by.

I found the tutorials in these Hands-On-Training books to be particularly effective:
Amazon.com: Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 Hands-On Training: Books: Daniel Short,Garo Green
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I'm self taught every language I've ever used. BASIC, Pascal, Delphi, C++, ColdFusion, ASP, SQL (if you want to call that a language), HTML, JavaScript, etc. I use the web for research. You can find out how to do almost anything you need to do, and can expand from there...
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I've moved up the ladder from one who codes to one who configures the servers that run the sites.
That's not *up* the latter where I come from.
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Re: Any self-taught web design folks around?

I *guess* I'm self taught. I had some programming classes in college but most of what I learned was on the job either from co-workers or by myself.

Started in .asp (vbscript), javascript, then did a very little VB, now I'm doing C# and asp.net. I also do a lot of xsl and CSS for presentation things.

Like most have said, whatever ou need to know will be on the Internats, so don't waste your money on a book that will be out of date in 6 months.

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Self-taught here as well, using Dreamweaver software (primarily) along with self-help books from Amazon. I'm no expert, but I know enough to get by.
I'm not a big fan of WYSIWYG editors. They add so many unnecessary tags. I prefer doing the raw code myself.

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Nerds. All of ya!!
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I'm not a big fan of WYSIWYG editors. They add so many unnecessary tags. I prefer doing the raw code myself.
Yeah, raw code is best. But for those learning, WYSIWYG editors can help teach the code. Once they become proficient they can just use a textpad editor.
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Yeah, raw code is best. But for those learning, WYSIWYG editors can help teach the code. Once they become proficient they can just use a textpad editor.
Yeah, I use a combination of WYSIWYG and raw code, mostly the former until it doesn't do what I want and I have to dig deeper.
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I'm not a big fan of WYSIWYG editors. They add so many unnecessary tags. I prefer doing the raw code myself.
BBEdit.... it doesn't suck

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Sweet thanks for the links, I prefer online help, thats how I got my site up and running, and I use Textpad or Visual Studio for the editing.
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W3Schools Online Web Tutorials has a lot of stuff you might find helpful
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