I look forward to any advice you have. Thanks.
Do people really use Photoshop these days or do they just do a "copy and paste"…
fyi – learning how to copy pasta (script kiddie) isn't going to get you very far despite what you may have heard. Than again there a lot of people on this very forum who love giving work away so who knows…
@Jeff Mott's link is really a great resource. Another resource I recommend is this one.
Speaking of the DOM, I can also recommend Dom Scripting by Jeremy Keith.
Very nice resource Jeff, I have not looked though that before, but I think i'm going to have to take some time out tonight and do so.
I myself have been somewhat stuck on my advancing though the language right now and it looks like there is some good info right there.
Seconded, and probably worded more politely than I could manage.
Jquery, mootools and their ilk are just another of the idiocies that wouldn't even be needed if people stopped trying to doing stupid animated crap that has no business on websites in the first place, or actually just took the time to learn the underlying language instead.
Thanks everybody for your feedback!
I am a webdesigner that specializes in UI/UX. I normally design and code a site, but lately, I've been doing about 99% of my work using Wordpress as a foundation...so i've begun to lose my CSS/XHTML skill along the way. I mean, I don't have the confidence of developing a site from scratch like I used to (sort of like relying on a GPS to navigate and not learning the landmarks along the way. If the batteries in a GPS die, I'm screwed..unless I can read a map).
Here's another good free resource that you might learn something from:
I don't condone it; therefore it's not hypocritical. I said there are people doing it. HTML is simple enough that if you don't understand HTML, you will make mistakes any parser/validator will find; your only saving grace is that browsers don't give a rat's. Because of this, the only reason to bother learning to write proper HTML is accessibility reasons, in my opinion.
I spend the entire weekend doing the codecademy websites tutorials. Well thought out and minus a few bugs, it works well and really does teach me things.
Highly recommend that :).