Hi! Is it weird if I ask you how you learned the web design? I'm a CS student and I'm a bit stuck on where to start everything. I saw your posts in the web development pages and they were really cool! I want to make apps and websites but I'm clueless tbh
Hi! Sorry for the late reply, I haven’t been active over the summer.
It’s not weird at all! If it’s web development that you’re looking into, then I highly recommend learning HTML and CSS first before you learn any other languages. They are very basic languages in developing websites and anything else you learn will build off that. Codecademy has a good HTML & CSS course. Interneting is Hard is also a great resource to flick back to while developing websites. After learning HTML and CSS, it might be of use to also learn Responsive Design. After all, there are a lot of mobile users and it’s becoming extremely common for websites to be responsive for mobile devices.
These are the three languages I recommend learning first because they are the backbone to web development and will then make it easier for you to move onto learning things such as jQuery and Angular, if you wish to.
Above all, I, personally, found Code School to be a fantastic resource. However, it’s not free and requires a subscription (there’s a discount if you’re a student). Nonetheless, I found it a worthwhile investment because it really helps to break down topics for absolute beginners and covers lessons which I haven’t seen free resources address, but that’s just my personal experience. Code School has a few free courses, so you might want to try those first and see for yourself if it’s worth spending some money on. They cover a variety of languages so it might be very useful to you as a Computer Science student.
If all else fails, Google, YouTube and StackOverflow are your best friends. 👍🏼