I was looking at queries on Stackoverflow.com and read an answer from someone who had linked the w3school.com website and then below read a comment referring to w3schools as w3fools. So that comment lead me to believe that maybe there are web designers/developers/programmers out there that think w3schools is terrible or inadequate. Bear in mind, the website doesn't always offer the best information but I think its always a good start or point of reference for some one.
So part of what I am asking is, what are the views towards W3Schools.com and their certifications? And as a web design company owner, do you see this certification as nothing special or is it always a plus to see in the portfolio?
Also, I was listening to a podcast from Non-Breaking Space, and one of the guest speakers was saying, "I have never met a company that actually cared about anyone's formal education," which I thought was interesting too. I feel that is just another man's opinion, but I had a friend tell me something similar, his advice was, "make your portfolio the best it can, because its all about the portfolio." Thoughts?