Question by just “JR”: Ideas for lessons in Web Programming?
After explaining so many tricks of the trade, here, to eager newbees, and received positive answers, I decided to launch a course in “web programming” at http://www.web2coders.com.
The course will be “learning by example”, where each lesson will target a single problem and its proper approach: defining the problem, planning the solution, resolving the problem using the various languages that are required.
I need your help!
Please, lay down your ideas and problems, so I can build a list of the most common problems newbees face when presented with “a website to build”…
Thanks for your cooperation.
It is a course in good programming techniques and habits, and the only “help” I tolerate is Photoshop and Notepad++.
Dreamweaver and WYSIWYG users can stay in the sludge they deserve to be.
Answer by jacer17
I haven’t really ever taught in a professional teacher-student environment, but I have taught online to a few friends, and I’ve tutored or help people.
I don’t know your plan is, but one thing that I see way too many “professional web designers” is the dependence on the IDE. Too many people depend on drag-and-drop user interfaces. Back when I first started to learn, I simple used Notepad and simple Drag-and-drop ftp program. Till this day I still don’t use drag-and-drop interfaces.
Ajax and php, I don’t know what you planning. I would throw that as a new class as itself. Get a good understanding of how to use ajax and what really happens, then introduce libraries, such as JQuery. I’m the type of person who loves to do stuff by myself, so I can have a concrete understanding, but time wise its not the best practice. Especially when I’m designing/coding on someone’s time (meaning I’m getting paid).
If you have any further questions, I have an open contact.
What do you think? Answer below!