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Old 12-31-2014, 12:23 AM
 
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One thing that I'm really not too clear on. What exactly is FTP, and do you have to know FTP code in order to launch a site you've written? What are programs like Dreamweaver, and are they easy to use? I don't really consider Photoshop user-friendly if that's an indication of anything.
As mentioned by Skunk Workz, FTP is a protocol that allows you to transfer files between computers. While not as popular today, it was the most popular way to transfer files to a web server in the 90s and early 2000s.

Using FTP to transfer files is a good way to start out because of how simple it is... and that is perhaps why it's covered in the Head First book. As you get more advanced, you'll lean less on FTP and use other processes.

Programs like Dreamweaver are fairly simple to use once you get the hang of it. They generate [html, css and js] code for you while you manipulate the page visually. The trick with these programs is using these programs to speed up the time it takes to make a webpage while producing good quality code. I don't recommend Dreamweaver if you want to learn how to code. I do, however, recommend Macaw. Macaw generates code that is so good, that there's been discussions of using it to teach people how to properly write code. However, it has its own learning curve. The tutorials are excellent.
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Old 01-01-2015, 04:22 PM
 
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Thanks for the advice. I've finished a pretty good portion of the book and have learned a lot of simple HTML code. If nothing else, it certainly gives me a suitable place to start, not to mention I think I have a new favorite non-fiction how-to series.
Maybe I want to move too fast, but I think I'm getting the hang of this pretty well, although I haven't applied any changes to the WordPress website I posted in another thread. I was wondering if anyone could provide me with a list of resources to learn more advanced HTML and CSS and maybe even list places that might be willing to provide on-the-job training for programming. Unpaid experience is okay. I'm enjoying this.
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Old 01-01-2015, 08:16 PM
 
Location: The Southern Sac's, NM
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I subscribe to lynda.com for a month ($25.00) whenever I need to learn something like that. Their training videos are great.
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Old 01-01-2015, 09:08 PM
 
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I subscribe to lynda.com for a month ($25.00) whenever I need to learn something like that. Their training videos are great.
That's cool, but I'm a cheapskate this month. Are there any free resources? I'm trying out Kindle Unlimited, so I have access to a lot of books. Could you recommend any titles?
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