What is the best way for a beginner to learn HTML/CSS?

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What is the best way for a beginner to learn HTML/CSS?

According to me HTML and CSS are very easy to learn. But, it might seem intimidating in the beginning. I would suggest you to follow these steps –

Step 1:

Start learning HTML, JavaScript/jQuery and CSS fromhttp://www.codecademy.com. orhttp://w3schools.com/ It’s the best site for learning how to code. You’ll enjoy this step very much.

Step 2:

Now, if you have followed Step 1 correctly, you should have become a semi-pro in HTML and CSS. Now, you need to learn advanced practices like “Cross Browser Hacks“, “Transition Effects”, “CSS3 Animation”, “HTML5 Canvas” etc. For this I would suggest you to use http://css-tricks.com/. This is a very helpful resource. Practice all the tricks which you learn and start implementing them in the websites which you make.

Step 3:

Ok. So, if you have followed Step 2 correctly, you have now become a good web developer, now it’s time to become a web designer. I would suggest you to learn things such as “Typography”, “Color Theory”, “UI Design” etc. fromhttps://hackdesign.org/.

Step 4:

So, if you have followed all the steps correctly, you have now become a good Front-end Developer. Now, it’s time to hone your skills. I would suggest you to joinhttp://www.forrst.com, it’s a social networking site for website designers. You’ll get to learn a lot from this site by interacting with other like-minded people. Also, you should start reading blogs such ashttp://www.smashingmagazine.com.

Step 5:

Now, all you need is practice. Build your own personal website, put it up on the internet. Interact with web designers/developers or graphic designers. Try to get clients. If you are still intellectually curious, and want to learn more, I would suggest you tryhttp://google.com/ or http://youtube.com/  You can also learn Ruby, and then eventually learn Ruby On Rails, by using these languages you can make your own web applications. Also, learn Twitter Bootstraphttp://getbootstrap.com/, this framework is massively used to make responsive websites.

Hope this helps :)

 

 

 

 

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