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HTML beginner, what's next?

 
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I have completed head first html , xhtml and css. What should i do next . Please suggest,  i want to masters web design.
 
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Still along way to go: JavaScript , Jave SE, Java EE
 
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Mano Ag wrote:
Still along way to go: JavaScript , Jave SE, Java EE


The Java ecosystem is just one of many possible back-end environments.

But yes, JavaScript is a must; in the front-end for certain, on the back-end optionally.

My advice would be to just start writing web apps. Nothing will tell you better where you need to shore up existing skills or learn new ones.
 
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Welcome to CodeRanch Kriti.

It's great that you now know at least some HTML, xHTML and CSS. I think that the next thing to learn could be HTML5.
Hopefully you also get some exposure to the Bootstrap framework, or something comparable, along the way as many sites use it.
You will also find it nice to know JavaScript and jQuery (which is a JavaScript framework) as many sites use this as well.

If you are going for web design you should also become familiar with image editing software such as GIMP and/or PhotoShop or something similar.
It's been my experience that first a mockup of the site is created using GIMP (or whatever) which is then broken down into a template with HTML and CSS.
Once you have the HTML and CSS from the template you can start putting in server side technologies/languages which makes the site more power/intelligence.
 
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I created my own website back around 2012; it was just a developer having fun. But, I had basic questions like what colors, fonts, how to place things where in a web page, etc. I had found some useful information at that time, and presently the current web design and development trends, articles and books etc., at this website: https://www.smashingmagazine.com/
 
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I'm a beginner too, so take my advice for what you will. But, I started getting into web development last year and found some great online (free) modules to work through. You might check out Codecademy and FreeCodeCamp, if you haven't already.

I've also been taking courses through my community college, including one I'm in right now for JavaScript. If you've got a decent understanding of HTML/CSS, I would definitely recommend getting into JS next. For me, it's really helped start tying everything together and thinking about things in a more dynamic way. Plus, it's pretty essential for any kind of modern front-end development; you need to learn it. After HTML and CSS, seems like the perfect time to start. Since all three work together, you'll get even more comfortable with the others as you're learning JS.

As someone else mentioned, starting to get familiar with Bootstrap along the way seems like a great idea. That's one of the things I'm doing right now also. That FreeCodeCamp site covers the basics of it.

Best of luck to you!
 
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