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> Just starting out, No XP at all, but I have a list! Pointers?
post Dec 7 2011, 08:11 PM
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I'm going to school online, not for web design, but while in school I decided that web design would be really useful for my career further down the road. I ran a short craigslist search to get an idea what companies are looking for in a web developer, and have created a list from that search. I'd like to ask the more experienced gurus who actually do this day in, day out... Which of these is recommended, and which could I stand to not learn? The ones listed appear once, then one additional time per number listed to the right. I figure the top two are definitely required lol.. But I posted the whole list here anyway.

(x)HTML(5) 6
CSS(3) 5
PHP 4/(5) 4
JavaScript 3
(My)SQL 3
jQuery 2
MVC (model view client) 1
Adobe DreamWeaver 1
Object oriented programming 1
CMS syst (concrete5) 1
.NET 1
Linux 1
web app server
Cake PHP, Zend Framewks
troubleshooting skills
Content Mgmt Systems
UI components
LAMP stack
Endeca PageBuilder
FB Connect
Semantic Coding
Best practices
SVN/GIT versioning
WHM/cPanel (CentOS)
Java App Development
APEX App Development
Web security pract + proced
Data modeling/architecture
JOIN statements
foreign key restraints
Adobe photoshop and illust

Thanks in advance to anyone bored enough to shove me in the proper direction smile.gif
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post Dec 7 2011, 09:15 PM
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I don't know. I'm not a professional. But as money goes, I think back end pays better than front end. The best you can do is probably to start learning and see where it takes you. It always helps if you like what you are doing and it comes natural for you. Me, I can see what looks good, but I can't come up with it myself, so I'm not a good designer. But if someone gives me a sketch of what they want I enjoy making it happen, or at least try to. The right brain and mind for the job is important whatever you do, I think. Maybe you find you love programming and pick it up easily or you like the front end stuff better or it turns out you are really good with graphics and design. Or you just hate all of it.

Start with HTML anyway. You don't get anywhere without it.
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