Starting out in CSS


(Leon Mendez) #1

Hey Community

So, I am a designer, through and through. Imagery and shaping, concepts and art.
As I experiment more and more with RW, I find myself wanting to take more control behind the scenes.

Here’s my question, where and what is the best online course/guided source for starting out with HTML/CSS coding? I have had such excellent help here on these forums with people able to reel off segments of code to fix issues, and this really is something I would love to learn to do for myself/help others with.

For any of your thoughts and ideas, thanks in advance.


(Will Woodgate) #2

CodeAcademy have an excellent free course on HTML and CSS which is fun and easy to follow, and some more general courses on creating websites:

W3Schools is also a good online learning resource:
http://www.w3schools.com/

Good to see someone else wanting to experiment and learn HTML/CSS. :clap:


(Robert Ziebol 🖖🏼) #3

I know this is not an online source, but it is still a good resource to have. It is a great book:
http://www.amazon.com/HTML-CSS-Design-Build-Websites/dp/1118008189

I would suggest this to everyone who builds websites.


(Stuart) #4

+1 Fantastic book.
Its big brother on Javascript and jQuery is excellent too.


(Elliot Jackson) #5

Hey @Leon,

Both of the suggestions you’ve had so far are great. If you decide Code Academy isn’t for you, good alternatives include Code School and Khan Academy.

My hands-down favourite teacher of web-stuff is Jeffrey Way. His course on tuts+ is old now but a lot of the info will still be very relevant. I believe it’s free if you create an account on the network too: http://webdesign.tutsplus.com/courses/30-days-to-learn-html-css. From there you could check out his similarly structured Javascript course: http://code.tutsplus.com/courses/30-days-to-learn-jquery.

If you want to go more in depth, the ABA books are great too. I’d suggest checking out
HTML5 for web designers
, CSS3 for web designers, Responsive Web Design and SASS for web designers in that order.

Hopefully that isn’t over-facing. Once you get stuck in this stuff is a lot of fun.

Good luck,
—E


(Adam Shiver) #6

Here’s a fun, free, quick course for getting started: https://codyhouse.co/free-course/learn-html-and-css/


(Leon Mendez) #7

Excellent, thanks as well to the other suggestions. All good places to start. :slight_smile:

Looks like I have a reading list to get in order, I am looking forward to it.