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Old 20. Oct 2011, 09:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am going to Kaplan University in Networking Administration. A few terms ago I took Introduction to Wed Design and I liked it very much. I want to know what the next step would be where I can learn more on my own and with help with the internet, I do have Dreamweaver and Notepad++ and a bunch of Adobe products. All the class taught was HTML and XHTML and CSS. I want to take it to the next level and want to find possible a free web host or at least kind of cheap until I learn more and get a good one. So if anyone knows of any good web hosting and web design that can help me to take it to the next level please let me know.


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Old 20. Oct 2011, 10:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi Dale,
Earlier this year I started looking into web design and have now got two online. For the actual design I used the FREE program NetObjects Fusion Essentials
I learned (and am still learning) a lot from this.
Googling for free hosting will bring quite a few up but I use JustHost
which seemed to me to give the best value for not a lot of money. I can't give a link as we don't discuss paid stuff here but Google will find it.
I am sure there are others on this site with more expertise than me but, as one learner to another, I hope this will help.
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Old 21. Oct 2011, 02:17 AM   #3 (permalink)
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One very good site is You can work through any number tutorials on Html CSS Javascript, etc. Their references are very good too. Such as Html tag reference.
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Old 03. Jan 2012, 02:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I bought and used Netobjects Fusion 10 and the great part about that program is that everything is on your hard drive in a directory. You publish the website you have created, and Netobjects turns the code into HTML, javascript, and whatever it needs to do to make it work. So, if the server loses your site, or if you move the site somewhere else, it is a matter of mere minutes to restore EVERYTHING you have done. No need for online backups!
However good this program is, website design has gone further though. I now use Joomla and install whatever module I need to satisfy a function. I just find it much quicker, since results are my priority. If I want to have fun programming, Adobe Flex Builder is my choice. I received it free of charge because I was unemployed, and they may still be offering that option. Doesn't hurt to ask. Now I am trying to incorporate Flex animations into Joomla, that's my next step. Of course, if you want to learn php programming, which is great fun, Joomla is fully able to accept changes in php and css code. The best way to learn that is to install Firebug into Firefox, and observe the results of changes to code instantly before your eyes. A programmer buddy of mine says 2 months and you will be happily writing your own code modules, as he is now doing.
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