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    Online Web Design & Web Development courses

    What are your favorite websites that offer online courses on web design and development? (I am not talking about tutorials, but whole courses - mostly with video)

    Some websites that I know about:

    Lynda: http://www.lynda.com/
    Code School: http://www.codeschool.com/
    Learnable: https://learnable.com/
    Video2Brain: http://www.video2brain.com
    VTC: http://www.vtc.com/
    Code Academy: http://www.codecademy.com
    Treehouse: http://teamtreehouse.com/
    PeepCode: https://peepcode.com/

    Also there are websites with more general content that includes computer science and/or web dev courses:
    Academic Earth: http://www.academicearth.org/
    Video Lectures: http://videolectures.net/
    Udemy: http://www.udemy.com/
    Khan academy: http://www.khanacademy.org/
    Coursera: https://www.coursera.org/
    Udacity: http://www.udacity.com/

    Any other good ones?

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    Important one is missing. That is, WebDesign.com This web designing course is run by iThemes, one of the leading wordpress theme selling company. The course is all about Wordpress theme development, plugin development. They also provide information on online marketing and how to be a good freelancer for those who wanted to become a freelancer developer.
    I've written a review of the course on my blog.
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    W3schools.com is best website for online courses. Online Web Design & Web Development courses are best on the W3school. They provide all information about online marketing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve88 View Post
    W3schools.com is best website for online courses.
    nonsense and rubbish

    please see http://w3fools.com/
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    I like also w3schools.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by leslie75 View Post
    I like also w3schools.com
    have a look at http://w3fools.com/
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    Why not try Sitepoints own learnable.com ? I signed up around Christmas time and I was impressed with the content quality. Also its worth noting that no one course will teach you everything you need to know, when It comes to web design and development hands on practice really is the key - this may sound like a cliche but after years of computer science courses I felt I learnt far more "on the job"

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    I have been checking it out today and have found it to be the best fit for almost all of my interests and it is very reasonably priced - I have put it on my "3 day rule applies" list - meaning before making a decision that will involve lots of time, commitment, or money I wait 3 days before making a final decision - this because I'm so impulsive LOL

    I have bookmarked at least 15 courses that I wish to take so this will be a commitment of time, but for the yearly membership it is a super deal!

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    I think webdesign.com is the best for webdesign course.

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    Hey akona178, I went to the link and must say that i left pretty quick as there is not a search feature so I can see the courses that I'm interested in - thought that was a big oversight - or maybe I just missed it, the page is pretty busy, especially after a 12 hour work day by the monitor! I really like learnable's search feature, helped me to no end. Thanks for sharing the info

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    Please read the whole thread before posting and only post new suggestions that have not previously been mentioned.

    Thank you. .

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    Well, there are many website which are excellent for web design and web development but I am using "Creative Mentor" which provides one of the best services and courses. So, if you want to learn web designing and development then you should be go at creativementor.com.au. I am sure, it would be very valuable and beneficial for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rechal View Post
    w3schools is the best website for understanding the basic web development language such as html,java script...
    no, no, no

    please read post #12 in this thread

    then please read posts #3 and #4

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    Hey @r937 ,

    I see a lot of experienced web developers commenting about how to avoid W3Schools. I can understand why people with advanced knowledge would steer newcomers to the scene away from the site, but I think the benefit's it gives outweighs the errors it provides.

    For me, they (as well as SitePoint) have proved to be invaluable for getting to grips with and understanding basic concepts. The language and layout of the site is easy to the newcomer, and the fact that everything is linked to other introductory pages allows new-comers to get to grips with the 'big picture'. I'm leanring JavaScript now from the site and its allowing me to understand the fundamentals. I don't rely on this source 100%, and like WikiPedia, I use it to gain very basic understandings. and once I have that, I then move on to more technical websites.

    I understand people will come back here telling me that if I want to learn web development properly I should devote the time and effort into reading and understanding from reputable resources. However, as this is only a hobby for me, and I'm juggling a new born with a full time job and still learning, the W3Schools site will continue to be an invaluable source,

    Any thoughts or would you recommend steering clear of this site at all costs and knowledge levels?

    Cheers

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    ask yourself, even as a hobbyist, whether validation of your code matters

    that should pretty well determine how much of the w3schools site you want to use
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    It seems that every day something new is being released onto the market; it can be impossible to try and stay up to date with everything that's going on. Taking a short course can give you the chance to play a bit of catch up.

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    Developphp.com is a growing online school for five technologies HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP and MySQL. This educational system is packed with video and written material that you can access 24/7 100% free.

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    I just have go through these few sites which you have mentioned on this thread.

    Code Academy: http://www.codecademy.com
    Treehouse: http://teamtreehouse.com/
    PeepCode: https://peepcode.com/

    I really love to study on these sites. The process is so simple to understand and to carry.

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    For Web design tips and help I suggest webydo.com - a Professional platform, made by designers for designers.

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    Udemy is one awesome site. Found it on slickdeals with the famous TINTIN coupon. It has top courses for free and now with certificates for all courses, complementing course has yet another incentive.

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    Being sort of still in the beginner stage, I am looking for coding classes which you learn by doing. Not videos or webinars.
    We found a small on-line school earlier where we had PDF lessons, and a forum for the students, where we could communicate as we worked and ask questions of the instructor or each other.
    Sadly they went out of business.

    We found that if we wrote the code ourselves following the instructions, that we retained it a lot better than looking at videos. (Though I do love the Lynda videos for photoshop, and www.ed2go.com for photoshop.)
    This is what we are looking for.

    I must say I am impressed with the list of great links here, will go thru them carefully. A thank you for this list, and I will pass them on to my classmates. We are retirees who use photoshop and are learning to make our own sites.
    Is it OK for me to show you the URL of an example of what I like to create, picture galleries are a favourite of our group?

    Thank you.

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    Web development online learning sites discussion

    I want to open up a discussion about web development online learning sites and want to know what people think of them in general and what ones they recommend.

    I am currently a member of Learnable and so far it has been pretty good. I would say the selection of e-books alone is more than worth the price of membership. The video courses are good but I'm finding one in particular hard to follow and understand but I think that's just my learning ability. The great benefit of Learnable is that you can access the content on multiple devices and backtrack back through content to re-watch or re-read which is excellent. I would recommend Learnable just for the books alone.

    I have been considering purchasing a membership for Team Tree House as I've heard nothing but good things and I really want to make the most out of my online learning. I can't comment much else on these guys until I dive in and see what they have to offer.

    Others which consider merit would be Codecademy as it has a lot of great free resources and steps you through the basics fairly well. The downside is that because it's free the content and resources lack the polish and depth that paid for sites offer.

    Finally there's Code School and Tuts+ Premium. I know very little about both of these except that they offer a lot of content. I'd be interested in hearing what people in the community think about all of the above and even ones I haven't mentioned.

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    In case anyone is looking for computer programming (specifically how to use the JavaScript language for drawing and animations) in a very simplified & fun way, I just ran across a section for computer programming on www.khanacademy.com . It's easy enough for a child to use in order to learn JavaScript & it's free. I'll check out the other sites that you listed above. Thanks for all of the information. It's nice to be able to get recommendations from people that are actually using the sites as opposed to someone who just posts a link they found.

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    Thanks everyone.

    If anyone has any resources, please contact a Staff member to have them added to the appropriate Sticky.

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