Learn how to make sites – guide to get started

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Almost every week I receive an email asking me ” How can I learn to do what you do? These emails make me swell with pride and at the same time they put me in a bit of trouble because I think everyone learns differently and it is not certain that my path is the right one for everyone.

Not English to order at the bar, but technical English which is used to understand programming languages ​​and the basics of computer science . A query is a query, don’t try desperately to translate it into a request. An array is definitely an array, no matter who tells you about it. The documentation of the things of the web is written in English: it was born this way and no matter how much you insist on defending our language, the internet speaks English .

The basics of how the internet works

One thing that always amazes me a lot is to see colleagues who ignore the functioning of the internet. Not the sites, just the network. So the first thing to do is go back and understand what they are:

Client / Server architecture

Protocols (HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, etc …)

What is a domain, what is a DNS

What is a hosting

In principle how a database is made.

. If you have been making sites for a while and don’t know these topics, I recommend you take a couple of hours, even just on Wikipedia.

What part of a site do you want to deal with?

Once you understand how the internet works, you will understand that making a site means many things. The two big families are:

Front-end

Back-end

In turn, they are divided into dozens of figures who deal with more and more specific things, but let’s say you want to start and then choose your macro area in the meantime.

To make a maximum simplification: front-end is all that is seen in the browser when browsing a site, back-end is what is underneath, for example the database.

Dealing with the front end doesn’t mean graphics, this is only a part, not the whole. If you know how to use Photoshop and you take us with colors and fonts, it is said that you will be good web designers or good site builders. Same thing for developers: if you are a wizard of PHP it is not said that you will become a WordPress expert. First of all understand who is doing what, try to understand what is more or less easy for you and continue on that path.

Web Design, front-end development, back-end development

Learn how to make sites – guide to get started

5 commentson Learn how to make sites – guide to get started

Almost every week I receive an email asking me ” How can I learn to do what you do? These emails make me swell with pride and at the same time they put me in a bit of trouble because I think everyone learns differently and it is not certain that my path is the right one for everyone.

Not English to order at the bar, but technical English which is used to understand programming languages ​​and the basics of computer science . A query is a query, don’t try desperately to translate it into a request. An array is definitely an array, no matter who tells you about it. The documentation of the things of the web is written in English: it was born this way and no matter how much you insist on defending our language, the internet speaks English .

The basics of how the internet works

One thing that always amazes me a lot is to see colleagues who ignore the functioning of the internet. Not the sites, just the network. So the first thing to do is go back and understand what they are:

Client / Server architecture

Protocols (HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, etc …)

What is a domain, what is a DNS

What is a hosting

In principle how a database is made.

. If you have been making sites for a while and don’t know these topics, I recommend you take a couple of hours, even just on Wikipedia.

What part of a site do you want to deal with?

Once you understand how the internet works, you will understand that making a site means many things. The two big families are:

Front-end

Back-end

In turn, they are divided into dozens of figures who deal with more and more specific things, but let’s say you want to start and then choose your macro area in the meantime.

To make a maximum simplification: front-end is all that is seen in the browser when browsing a site, back-end is what is underneath, for example the database.

Dealing with the front end doesn’t mean graphics, this is only a part, not the whole. If you know how to use Photoshop and you take us with colors and fonts, it is said that you will be good web designers or good site builders. Same thing for developers: if you are a wizard of PHP it is not said that you will become a WordPress expert. First of all understand who is doing what, try to understand what is more or less easy for you and continue on that path.

Web Design, front-end development, back-end development

Web Design, front-end development, back-end development