I would gather a "cornerstone
" approach of learning the fundamentals of HTML/CSS Valid Coding first would be the most beneficial to start building your expertise. This is my choice of which
My Zymic journey
has allowed me to grow apart from my start with WYSIWYG way back in the 90's. The application/program controlled Web page content generation always left me in want ... for I knew there was much more to be had than just what I was limited to, and the growing pains that led to stagnanation in "frames"
. Honestly, it wasn't until I became a Zymic Community Member that I was graced with the presence of an immensely powerful resource laidened community that actually helped me (a square peg) begin to round off the edges to become reasonably fashioned to at least appear that I might fit a round hole. I've come a long way through dedicated stay-on-point
informal study in the the time I've been here by allowing learning guidance to a lesson end rather than being given/shown the answer(s).
It may seem a bit archaic ... but allow this thought a moment: "if you give a newborn baby a chunk of steak (instead of mothers' milk) there is no knowledge of what to do with it let alone how to go about delivering it for digestion - the baby cannot chew it as it has no teeth and will most likely choke on it attempting to consume it leaving a bad first impression and sub-consciously from that point forward (if the newborn survives the choking incident) the bad experience will always be a determining factor in what and how the developing child intakes" ... you are that which you eat!
I utilize: Notepad Plus v5.6.8 (for creating/editing "*.html", "*.css" & "*.js"), Photoshop 7 & ImageReady 7.0 (for creating/editing "*.gif", "*.png" & "*.jpg") and FileZilla v22.214.171.124 (for FTP upload/download transfers to maintain my Zymic Free-Ad-Free Web Hosted Account(s)) and I've (and keep) skimmed, read and perused the Zymic Forums posts and replies and followed links, I really utilize the b'geezez
out of W3C Schools
along with reading (when I can find it)
from the "Beginning HTML and CSS and XHTML - Modern Guide and Reference" by David Schultz and Craig Cook.
Hope this helps you out.