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July 18, 2012 3:42 PM   Subscribe

Any good recommendations for an online learning program that covers all of web development? HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, MySQL. Having to pay for it is fine. Something like this.
posted by NoMich to Computers & Internet (9 answers total) 49 users marked this as a favorite
 
I guess I should've added that this is for the team that I work with. We're kind of all over the place when it comes to various stages of web development, so this would be a good resource for the team to try and get everyone kind of on the same page.
posted by NoMich at 4:18 PM on July 18, 2012


http://www.codecademy.com/ has some free classes.

I think you picked the right order to learn those languages in, by the way.
posted by twblalock at 4:19 PM on July 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


I've heard good things about http://www.pluralsight-training.net/ but I haven't tried them myself.
posted by Vorteks at 5:09 PM on July 18, 2012


tuts plus or Treehouse.
posted by backwards guitar at 9:19 PM on July 18, 2012


CodeSchool have some excellent courses, no php yet though. The interactive* method (with bonus fun cheesy graphics and music) was a hit for me, ymmv.
* You watch videos in segments, do exercises before moving on to the next - you *really* have to have understood the segment to do the exercises. Highly recommended.

Learnable cover all of the topics you list but the quality can be patchy. The Russ Weakley and John Allsopp classes on html5 and css3 are especially good. [The sound quality on some make it impossible for me to follow along but some courses are captioned.]

I've only done the Chris Converse's Creating Responsive Web Design from Udemy (it was hugely discounted a few months back) but was very impressed with the content.

I've heard great things about Treehouse, haven't done any classes there yet but the fact that Chris Coyier endorses them means that they're likely to be high quality.

Tuts Plus? Hmm. I had a subscription but I hate the confusing price structuring, you're never sure what's included - anything interesting seemed to be in the Premium (rather than +) subscription. It's also very disorganised, hard to find what you need and when you do, you have to log back in. Wouldn't subscribe again.
posted by humph at 11:58 PM on July 18, 2012


Hmm. I had a subscription but I hate the confusing price structuring, you're never sure what's included - anything interesting seemed to be in the Premium (rather than +) subscription.
I only see a Monthly or Yearly option for Tuts Plus subscriptions, nothing about Premium vs Plus. I've been contemplating joining, so any chance you have a link to the two options I can look at?
posted by backwards guitar at 6:20 AM on July 19, 2012


Lynda.com has courses on all of those. The stuff I've looked at has generally been very good. I think a subscription is supposed to be for an individual only, but you could share a login.
posted by that's candlepin at 8:32 AM on July 19, 2012 [2 favorites]


It's not cheap, but since the company is going to pay for it, I think Lynda.com may be the way to go. Tuts Plus and Learnable look pretty good as well and are cheaper. Lynda.com seems to be the most comprehensive solution though.
BTW, those three sites do have corporate/enterprise pricing in case anyone else is looking for a solution beyond an individual basis.

Thanks everyone! And thanks to the Mefite that Memailed me.
posted by NoMich at 8:30 AM on July 25, 2012


Oh yeah, I looked into Treehouse and Pluralsight, but they didn't have nearly the content that Lynda.com has.
posted by NoMich at 8:31 AM on July 25, 2012


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