Help me be web-savvy again (does anyone still use that term?)
April 11, 2009 4:25 AM Subscribe
I was once a teenage web design nerd. Now I'm an old-media content producer with horribly out-of-date new-media skills. What should I learn, and where should I learn it?
posted by embrangled to Computers & Internet (13 answers total) 71 users marked this as a favorite
It's been nearly a decade since I last designed a website. Web 2.0 happened while I wasn't paying attention. Clearly, the world no longer needs hand-coding in Notepad, clever onmouseovers or anything else I learned as a nerdy 14-year-old.
So as a journalist/producer who wants to stay relevant in years to come, what should I be learning? HTML, CSS, Flash, content management systems, search engine optimisation? Something else I haven't thought of? Which skills do employers love to see in their online editorial staff?
Is it still possible to learn this stuff online, for free? Bonus points if you can suggest websites that pitch their lessons at a level somewhere between "We teach you to code back-ends in 14 languages" and, "We teach aging journalists how to use Google".