getting started in web designing

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  1. IMac

    IMac entrepreneur

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    ok, i didnt know where to put this so i guess it will go here?:D..

    so here is my question i want to get started on the web designing business so i want to know the tools i need. i know il need photoshop an a computer(ofc) but i want to know what else i need for example

    1. i need to learn php & html right?
    2. what other tools i need apart from photoshop & notepad?


    if you have anything else that can help me dont hesitate in posting :)

    thanks
     
  2. Diath

    Diath DIATH

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    It depends if you want provide design only or codes/systems/panels/whatever aswell. If it comes to only design, you need to learn HTML (XHTML - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia / HTML5 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia), but if you want to provide codes and shit aswell you need to know PHP (PHP - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia). There are also wrappers for Python, Ruby and other languages for web developement but PHP is most common, so stick to this one. Tools? Well, if it's only design all you need is graphics designing tool (Most likely Photoshop) and some text editor (suggesting Notepad++ if you're Windows user). If you want to make scripts, you need either Apache2, lighttpd or nginx and newest PHP for testing scripts. Also, if you want to do an operations on database, you'd have to learn MySQL - most common database driver.

    Some links:
    nginx news
    Welcome! - The Apache HTTP Server Project
    lighttpd fly light
    PHP: PHP Manual - Manual
    MySQL :: The world's most popular open source database
    SQLite Home Page
    PostgreSQL, Inc | Supporting Companies Using PostgreSQL Since 1999
    W3Schools Online Web Tutorials
     
  3. Makrill

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    I have read a course in HTML+CSS and I'm now reading a course about PHP and some javascript. Here are some recommended books(english):

    "Beginning HTML, XHTML, CSS, and Javascript"
    Jon Duckett
    ISBN: 0470540702


    "Spring Into PHP 5
    Steven Holzner
    ISBN: 0131498622
     
  4. aristo

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    Dreamwaver be are great for desinger. any way if you prefer php i recoment you Ecalipse or PHPStorm from Jet Brains ;) most usefull and power itd
     

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