I took 4 years of college level Spanish.
I could do 21 different verb conjugations – but never came as close to feeling proficient in Spanish as I did after spending a week in Guatemala.
Language is all about usage and immersion – and I’ve learned that computer languages are no different.
After years of occasionally picking through a Dummies guide or looking at web design classes – I stumbled on a method of learning that has made me fully proficient in HTML and CSS (languages that produce web pages in browsers) in just a few months.
Wanna see more?
That’s why I made this video. Enjoy.
So in that video, I mentioned to go download Firebug if you are using Mozilla (or the included Developer Tools in Chrome), and the authoritative site of the web standards W3Schools. You can get an index of colors by Googling “hex codes.”
So, open up Notepad or Text Edit – and start building web pages – just copy and paste from websites you like.
Once you’ve got a handle on HTML / CSS – you should set up a site with a “CMS” like WordPress and practice your skills on a real site.