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6:03 am on Aug 14, 2008 (gmt 0)

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hi guys, i have just found u in google, and i think that u can help me.

Last year, i dont know why, i just found that i want to be a WebMaster, a friend of mine told me that i have to learn html code, i know thats a basic thing, but then i was searching what else i can do in oreder to make best web pages ever, and i found adobe apps, i just love fireworks, that was my first try to make a web page, and its awesome, then someone told me, adobe apply exams in order to get a certificacion in their softwares, my question is, which adobe's appz should i continue learning to use?, how that certificacion will help me? can i make more money with the certificacion? or itll still the same without them?

just to let u know, i want to be freelancer, maybe at the beggining work in a company, but i prefer to do it alone.

Thx in advance.

6:06 am on Aug 14, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Welcome to WebmasterWorld. The first set of advice you got (to learn HTML) was good. Be sure you know HTML really really well. You also need to study CSS to the same degree.

Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop, from Adobe's selection, are the best two tools to learn. Use them together to work out layouts and prepare graphics. Then, sew it all together using a text editor to write your HTML and CSS.

6:11 am on Aug 14, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Wow, amazing less than 3 mins and theres an answer(great forum and member xD).

thx for answering, do u know where can i find ALL about html? i mean "ALL". im excited to learn it.

10:30 am on Aug 14, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Is the best possible place to start learning html and css.
6:20 am on Sept 1, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Yep, w3schools is awesome, definitely check it out. While HTML and CSS are great to learn, don't forget about JavaScript and a server side language (.Net, Java, Python, etc.).
7:18 am on Sept 1, 2008 (gmt 0)

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The best thing I did to learn was to have a project, head to the local book store and find a book that tells you how to do it. In my case I needed a cart system, so I found a book on ASP and learned from start to finish how to build the thing directly from the book. By the end of the book I was modifying the cart to do exactly what I needed and understood how to take out the parts I didn't want.

Later, after having a better understanding of ASP I taught myself PHP and have continued to learn other tools as I needed them.

HTML is a good start, but that's just the basics. Start out with a goal of building something you can actually use and learn what you need along the way. You will never be able to say that you know everything, but you will be able to say that you can do the job.

10:34 am on Sept 1, 2008 (gmt 0)

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My advice is don't start looking at Flash too much yet...oh by all means play with a few slide-shows etc, AnvSoft make a great easy to use flash slide-show maker for instance, but don't worry about learning it until you have mastered HTML, /css and got used to using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.

If you're more comfortable with Fireworks over Photoshop...run with it. There is more than one way to bake a cake.

When you need CSS menus, boxes and layouts you can do a lot worse than take a look at Stu Nicholls's CSSPlay (Google it).

A good WYSIWYG piece of html design software such as Dreamweaver is worth every penny/cent you spend on it.

All the best with your learning curve...hope it doesn't seem too steep.

[edited by: DavidKeffen at 10:36 am (utc) on Sep. 1, 2008]

4:41 pm on Sept 1, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Thx, to every1 fot those post, very helpful ty, it has past too much time since i ask about where to start, and rite now, i know some of html, but im getting skillful with illustrator, ty again.

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