I have been designing websites for over 20 years now, but my web development skills are a bit behind. I know some basic PHP stuff and DB stuff, but would like to learn more about the technical side and also possibly learn a programming language, ideally for web.
I am wondering if anyone could recommend ways to learn all this stuff and the best place to start. I also wondered if there are any courses/tuition that would help? If so, what kind of course should I look for to start with?
Hi there, thanks for your feedback. As @TechnoBear noted, we do try to keep our content up to date; in the last few months we’ve released brand new editions of The Principles of Beautiful Web Design, CSS Master, and Jump Start Vue.js, with a new edition of PHP & MySQL: Novice to Ninja just about to be released, too.
With video courses we’re probably more likely to release content that supercedes the older courses; the direction that we’re moving on Premium is to incorporate text, video and other content in one “course” rather than just having hours-long video courses. That requires quite a lot of work but we should have some cool stuff to show you in the coming months.
The problem with YouTube is that anybody can declare themselves an expert and post videos. Before trying to learn from there, check that the source is reputable and the video up-to-date, or you may end up having to unlearn bad habits and techniques.
I’m not saying don’t use it, merely urging caution.
This, exactly is the problem. Whom do you choose? These days, more and more people make youtube videos to grow their channels and monetize, and anyone can sound like an expert on camera, and If you are new to the subject… It’s a potential land mine.