Getting into development

Web development can be a fun and challenging field of full time work or an exciting part time income. You do not need to have lots of money to get started, but do of course need to have a computer with an internet connection.

The best place to start is at the beginning.
You will need a few basic tools and skills to get you going, and most of them are free.

Tools: A text editor, image editor/creator, variety of internet browsers for testing and of course an FTP Client.

Skills:A basic knowledge of XHTML and CSS will be a great place to start, get a good foundation and you’ll be moving strength to strength. Soon as you feel comfortable move straight into learning how to leverage the power of PHP, it will save you LOTS of time in the future.

Here’s a list of resources to get you started:

Tools:

Browsers: (it’s good to test locally in as many environments as possible)

Skills:

Content Management Systems: (either use as is, modified or learn from them they’re opensource)

Development Frameworks:

Interested in getting into development? Check out this step by step guide by Nathan.

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