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Web Design...

Postby kovyman1127 on Sat Mar 18, 2006 5:52 pm

Ok all,

I started taking courses in web design in hopes to "segway" my sales career into becoming a web developer for ecommerce.

Does anyone have any advice on:

1. What's the best job to "segway" into with my sales background (in Ecommerce)

2. What more courses should I take besides html, java, java script, C+, etc.

Any help/advice would be appreciated.
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Re: Web Design...

Postby ExPatriatePen on Sat Mar 18, 2006 6:37 pm

kovyman1127 wrote:Ok all,

I started taking courses in web design in hopes to "segway" my sales career into becoming a web developer for ecommerce.

Does anyone have any advice on:

1. What's the best job to "segway" into with my sales background (in Ecommerce)

2. What more courses should I take besides html, java, java script, C+, etc.

Any help/advice would be appreciated.


In Pittsburgh? Rots-o-Ruck!

Seriously, you gotta relocate dude.

Augment what you've learned with a bit of .Net, Perl and Python and you should be able to get an entry level job. But like I said, prolly not in the 'Burgh.
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Re: Web Design...

Postby FallenHero96 on Sun Mar 19, 2006 2:02 am

ExPatriatePen wrote:
kovyman1127 wrote:Ok all,

I started taking courses in web design in hopes to "segway" my sales career into becoming a web developer for ecommerce.

Does anyone have any advice on:

1. What's the best job to "segway" into with my sales background (in Ecommerce)

2. What more courses should I take besides html, java, java script, C+, etc.

Any help/advice would be appreciated.


In Pittsburgh? Rots-o-Ruck!

Seriously, you gotta relocate dude.

Augment what you've learned with a bit of .Net, Perl and Python and you should be able to get an entry level job. But like I said, prolly not in the 'Burgh.


I second that re-location.

p.s. java sucks, gives me headaches.
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Postby spoon on Sun Mar 19, 2006 10:39 am

being a web developer in Pittsburgh i 3rd that relocation thing. I havent found crap around here that paid decent.

Doesnt hurt to have some flash and php skills.
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Web Developer Skills

Postby bfjosh on Mon Mar 20, 2006 5:57 pm

I would advise you to not rely on everything you learn on your courses. Read some of the really promenant web design/development websites, such as A List Apart, and join some webmaster forums. What skills you will need depends on exactly what you want to be involved in. I think .NET is popular with the ecommerce big boys. For smaller stuff, then PHP (and MySQL) would be superb, and in my opinion, better. Maybe try focussing on an area of development, rather than spreading yourself too thinly. Don't do too many different languages, get good with something, javascript is very "de rigeur" at the moment, especially "AJAX" (google it).

Ruby is an excellent language, and the rails development environment makes it a very quick language to write programs in.

Not sure about what jobs you should be looking at, it all depends on your interests, and how much time you like to spend looking at code. Maybe stick to one area, either client-side (XHTML, CSS, javascript) or server-side (.NET, PHP, SQL, C#). Oh I don't know what you should do.
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