Thanks for your replies
you would be much better off buying yourself a good book and learning as you go
I agree that the above is the case - however, the person in question is not motivated in that way and would benefit greatly from receiving guided tuition on these subjects
There is NO recognised web design course that I am aware of which has received enough accreditation by the web design and development community at large to even consider it a factor in the employment scheme of things.
Is the above really true? I can see how this may be the case, but nonetheless there must be somewhere that can give a good grounding in basic web technologies. A short course in London somewhere?
I agree that many of the courses we have found so far seem 'watered down'... However the following do look promising:
Personally, I do agree that the only real way to learn these subjects is by reading, following tutorials and just 'diving in' to the subject.
It does take a somewhat tenacious individual to follow all the strands necessary - to go through a series of seemingly dead ends solving 'errors' while learning the logic of things (not to mention computer woes such as blue screens!)
However, as mentioned we are in a situation where we need to find a course that can kick-start a colleague's understanding of web design/development.
It is true that material does become dated quite quickly & that any course needs to keep up, but there must be some places that deal with the fundamentals well with a good repuation -surely ?
any testimonials anyone?