Building a new page...which web-language or method to learn?

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by MacAztec, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. MacAztec macrumors 68040

    MacAztec

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    I'm fairly tech savvy, but I'm limited in my knowledge of web-languages.

    My plan is to build a page that documents all things in my life. Travels, photos, videos, work, blog, etc. A cumulation of whatever I have going on in my life, as well as something I can put on my resume for employers to see what I've got going on in life.

    Anyways, I'm debating on learning a new web language, or using the packaged things out there (WordPress, iWeb, etc).

    I would like the page to be very simple, clean, with nice graphics, and minimal clutter.

    What do you recommend?
     
  2. redwarrior macrumors 603

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    WordPress works extremely well for this. There are a lot of plug ins for it too to keep you amused for possibly hours. However, if you want to mess around with programming and learning new languages, it will not satisfy that need at all.
     
  3. manueld macrumors 6502

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    I would start with HTML and CSS as those two I would say are required when delving into the web. Once you've understood those two then I'd say your next step would be PHP as many of the CMS packages out there are built in PHP.
     
  4. eponym macrumors 6502

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    You could use something off the shelf like Wordpress without really having to learn anything (and even if you were quite skilled in web technologies you'd likely still want to use Wordpress—no sense in re-inventing the wheel). So don't worry about needing to learn something first before being able to catalog all that stuff.

    My recommendation would be to go with Wordpress. Then if you want to actually learn some web technologies, use the customizing of your site as a project. Learn HTML. Then CSS. Then Javascript and PHP. Use what you learn to then build custom templates for WP and really make it your own.
     
  5. Consultant macrumors G5

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    I use wordpress. Personal thing maybe check out Tumblr
     

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