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#1 Parvesh Dhandhera

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Posted 24 March 2016 - 20:41

Hi everyone,

 

I am a college student and wanna build career in Web Design. Can someone suggest me that which language  or scripting language should I go with??

 

Till now I somehow happened to learn some of it like HTML5, CSS3, Twitter Bootstrap and Zurb foundation from lynda.com and youtube resource.

 

What should I learn next? I am facing some interview and every time I'm getting rejected.

 

Seriously guys and gals help me.....

 

Thanks,

Parvesh.


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#2 Scott

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Posted 24 March 2016 - 20:51

My honest advice would be: DON'T!

However, if you're serious about it as a career, you will need (depending on your chosen path): PHP & SQL (back end), Vanilla JS & jQuery (front end).

It wouldn't hurt to have a solid understanding of all of them, but you can generally get away with specialising on one path or the other.

Obviously this is just the very basics of what you'll need - This career path involves CONSTANT learning and adapting.


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#3 Parvesh Dhandhera

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Posted 25 March 2016 - 08:09

Hi Scott....

 

plz Can u tell, why u think it is not a good path in building a career?

 

And by knowing the language i mention above, what can i turn into??


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#4 Scott

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Posted 25 March 2016 - 12:42

The web design industry is over-saturated - Everyone and their dog has decided in the last few years to become a web designer, due to the relative ease of starting down the path.

 

The job can be incredibly frustrating, clients can be incredibly annoying, and, more importantly, there is a chance that you'll lose any love/passion that you had for working with websites quite quickly, turning it in to a chore, rather than something you enjoy doing.

 

I know this sounds negative, and I could just be coming across as jaded (which is possible, I've been doing this a long time), so I feel I should tell you that there are positives - It can be incredibly rewarding and satisfying, and sometimes, just sometimes, you'll find clients who are a delight to work with.

 

RE the language choices: To be honest, either path will allow you to do whatever you want - the only limiting factor will be how many bells and whistles (or other fancy stuff) you can build in to a site without either JS or PHP. Which is why most people, even dedicated back end developers, know and understand JS (even if it's just the basics).

 

You need to decide WHAT exactly you want to do within the industry, what your ultimate goal is, and tailor your educational course to fit.


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#5 Renaissance-Design

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Posted 25 March 2016 - 13:06

Another thing I'd suggest is staying well clear of frameworks like Bootstrap and Foundation until you're a lot more experienced with HTML, CSS and Javascript. Frameworks are no help to someone who's learning.


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#6 Parvesh Dhandhera

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Posted 25 March 2016 - 19:34

Thanks guys...

 

I loved your reviews. Yeah Scott sometimes when code doesnt runs , it feels very frustrating. But when it get solves, it feels so great that after wasting some hours it finally worked..

 

I dont know any back-end language yet. I am now learning javascript through w3schools.com. 

 

After that jquery. And PHP or RUBY for server-side. Because whenever i sit in interview, the first question from the interviewer is "Do you know JS or Jquery?".

 

Hey guys.. Feel free to drop any advice or suggestion  :good:  :)   :yahoo:  


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