Photoshop is powerful, but it’s overkill for 99% of web developers/designer needs. It’s not expensive at $9.99/month for individuals, and $19.99/month for business use. But over a few years, this could add up!
The key point is that most web professionals need maybe 10% of Photoshop’s power – if that much. There are easier to learn, very capable cheaper alternatives. A few free ones too!
I’ve decided to now back all my courses you buy from Killervideostore.com, with a 30 day money back guarantee. If for any reason the course doesn’t work for you, just shoot me an email and I will refund you.
Hmmm …. that means you have nothing left to loose! Start learning today!
Finally, after a few years of complacency, we’ve updated the video store! I hope you like the new look! There might be a few bugs here and there, given how big a change we made, but it should all be resolved and tip-top in a few days.
I’ve been teaching web development for over tens years now, and things have changed a lot in that time. Besides web development itself, the WAY people want to learn has also changed.
The first thing that I’ve done to respond to these changes, is to provide a far more advanced subscription based training service: webmentor.org. Those of you familiar with the old Killersites Library, will appreciate the upgrade you find on Webmentor.org.
The KillerVideoStore in the Future
Subscription based services is common these days, but there are still people who want to own the courses. For you, I will keep offering my courses right here on killervideostore.com … and now in three formats you can choose from:
DVD’s mailed to you
On USB thumbdrive
Whichever format you choose, you will have LIFETIME DOWNLOAD ACCESS to the courses you buy. So if (for example,) you loose them a year from now, you will be free to come back and download them all again.
The following details the steps you need to take to become a web developer – this is a question I get all the time by the way … you are not alone!
#1. Learn to code. You need the skills before you can sell them! Today (2014-2015) you need to learn the following technologies in this order:
HTML5 & CSS3
SQL & MySQL
Object Oriented PHP (OOP in PHP)
To be clear, you don’t need to master all these before you get to step #2, #3 and so on … But you do need to see these as the ultimate goal.
… In fact, you could quickly move into step #2 once you have a good understanding of CSS and HTML under your belt. As you learn more though, you will be able to take on more jobs (simply because of the greater variety of skills you will have) and raise your pay/salary as you become more valuable and more experienced.
All the methods, functions, design patterns and other constructs found in PHP are far too many to for any human to remember. That’s why god invented Google and php.net.
… A good book can help too!
The most important thing to remember when learning PHP, are the basic concepts and practices. So I am talking about things like, function, arrays, classes, recursion, MVC et cetera. Again, it is not important that you remember the specific syntax – that you will forget in time. No, it is only important you understand what these things are and WHY you would use them.
A very common question I get is: do you need a degree to become a professional web designer or programmer?
Short answer: no.
.. But there are a few things to consider.
Big Companies will want a diploma – for now.
If you plan on working for a big company or government, you will probably need some sort of degree to get in. The exception is if you have a lot of experience in the field. I am guessing since you are reading this, that you don’t.
After years of the same old design for our DVD’s, I’ve finally decided that we needed a fresh new look. I felt inspired, so instead of getting our designer (Ben) to take care it … I broke out my old designers cap and did it myself!
Yes, it’s a minimal style but that’s what’s in today and besides, all that really matters is what is on the DISC.
Note: We haven’t shipped video courses on CD for years, since they don’t have nearly the capacity (as a DVD) to hold all the videos in a course.
All of our videos play on Windows, Mac and even many modern flat panel TVs.