Goal is to learn code, SEO'ing, the art of web copy and hacking.

Can anyone help, advice or have me shadow every now and then?

Much appreciated,
Ande

  • That's a LOT on your plate, and it's not really a similar or cohesive skillset that you mentioned. Coding, you can pick up at CodeAcademy - at least the basics of JavaScript. And W3 Schools has most of the rest of it. Writing copy is another beast entirely! There are a lot of courses & programs, but I can't recommend one or the other because I haven't used all that much. SEO is a HUGE MONSTER that changes ALL THE TIME. I'm sure there's programs out there to teach you, but I can't speak to them; since SEO changes so frequently, you just kind of have to pick a lot of it up as you go along.

    Mind if I ask why you want to learn code? I mean, everyone in this industry needs a little HTML/CSS/PHP, but these days nobody builds websites in code but in CMS's. Heavy coding is really useful if you're developing custom stuff, but that's not necessary for most beginning designers. Why the interest in learning all these things? They don't seem to be very similar.

  • That's a LOT on your plate, and it's not really a similar or cohesive skillset that you mentioned. Coding, you can pick up at CodeAcademy - at least the basics of JavaScript. And W3 Schools has most of the rest of it. Writing copy is another beast entirely! There are a lot of courses & programs, but I can't recommend one or the other because I haven't used all that much. SEO is a HUGE MONSTER that changes ALL THE TIME. I'm sure there's programs out there to teach you, but I can't speak to them; since SEO changes so frequently, you just kind of have to pick a lot of it up as you go along.

    Mind if I ask why you want to learn code? I mean, everyone in this industry needs a little HTML/CSS/PHP, but these days nobody builds websites in code but in CMS's. Heavy coding is really useful if you're developing custom stuff, but that's not necessary for most beginning designers. Why the interest in learning all these things? They don't seem to be very similar.