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To me there is nothing more frustrating that trying to find good, CURRENT(up to date) tutorials that actually still apply to the things that I am trying to accomplish. Just the other day I was working on another one of my project sites and came across a site that I've already shared with several people.

 

http://tutorialzine.com/

 

I have nothing but good things to say about that site. It's full of good content, and covers a wide variety of topics.

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I think that w3schools is a great site and should be on everyone's list of sites to look to for content that is current and relevant to today

 

I've been using w3schools for years now as well... They are good for a quick reference, but I've found that if I need good examples or a more detailed explanation, I have to look elsewhere

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I've been using w3schools for years now as well... They are good for a quick reference, but I've found that if I need good examples or a more detailed explanation, I have to look elsewhere

I get that feeling too. They are a great quick reference guide but nowadays it seems like if you really want to learn a language you'd be better off picking up a book by Sams or something.

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w3school is probably the best site out there to help you get into coding. I used it, and still am using it for all the needs I have and all the questions I need an answer to ;)

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I do enjoy reading textbooks about languages as well.

 

Agreed... I've added a few books to my kindle and end up bouncing back and forth between books, but eventually getting one under my belt.

 

Having said that... the best teacher is EXPERIENCE.. Just start coding if you want to learn how to code

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I'd recommend book learning for programming, as it forces you to actually type the example programs rather than copy and paste, which helps you learn.

 

Also, as Tony stated, the best way to learn is to pick a project, then learn how to make it yourself. This doesn't mean go on some site and copy something down, it means look up functions that are pre-made to do what you need done, and use them.

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I'd recommend book learning for programming, as it forces you to actually type the example programs rather than copy and paste, which helps you learn.

 

Also, as Tony stated, the best way to learn is to pick a project, then learn how to make it yourself. This doesn't mean go on some site and copy something down, it means look up functions that are pre-made to do what you need done, and use them.

 

This could be seen as one of the few advantages over the electronics methods available.

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I have been using these two sites to learn more about web designing and programming for years

 

http://www.webmonkey.com

http://www.dynamicdrive.com

 

I agree that W3Schools is a good starting point for simple questions but they do not provide detailed explaintaion or examples in most cases.

 

Bryce

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Sean Greasley used to do some very good tutorials. cehck out www.seangreasley.com not all of them are still available online, but they were available for torrent and I assume there are still seeders out there. The tutorials for Visual Basic were brilliant, and for C++ Quite good too.

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Thanks for sharing the sites guys! :)

 

The main reason i joined the community was to learn the basics of website development and upon seeing the sites you guys just mentioned, I feel that I'm one step closer to achieving my goals. I may still have a whole lot more to learn, but I'm taking the necessary baby steps right now.

 

I knew this forum wouldn't fail me. Thanks a bunch!

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Thanks for sharing the sites guys! :)

 

The main reason i joined the community was to learn the basics of website development and upon seeing the sites you guys just mentioned, I feel that I'm one step closer to achieving my goals. I may still have a whole lot more to learn, but I'm taking the necessary baby steps right now.

 

I knew this forum wouldn't fail me. Thanks a bunch!

 

Keep at it and don't worry, we are all learning, you never stop doing that.

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Okay just placed my order for a book. Its been many years since I even tried to learning any of this. Wish me luck and I'll be keeping you all updated on my progress.

 

Good luck. There are plenty of people here to ask if you need any help.

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WEbmonkey for sure. My favourites bar contains an overwhelming amount of links on HTML and CSS but Webmonkey and w3school are two of the best. Check out books from O'Reilly and lynda.com video courses too

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