In episode 2 of the Authored Content video series lynda.com authors James Williamson, Ray Villalobos, and Morten Rand-Hendriksen discuss how they started out in the web industry and where someone just starting out should … start out. Want to become a web designer or web developer but find yourself confused about how to begin and what to focus on first? Watch the episode and let James, Ray, and Morten’s widely different backgrounds and ideas help you navigate. Topics covered include education, learning paths, school vs. on-the-job training and other elements. And as a bonus you get to see Morten eat an apple.
In collaboration with fellow lynda.com authors James Williamson and Ray Villalobos I have started a new weekly video web series called Authored Content. In the video series James, Ray, myself, and invited guests discuss web development and design and anything related to these topics. The series is recorded using Google+ Hangouts and is made available live during recording and on YouTube for posterity. The goal of the series is to provide a more direct channel for viewers to interact with us and discuss the topics. And who knows, in time we might open our hangouts to the public!
To further the discussion we have created a Google+ Community for Authored Content and we are also working on a Facebook Page. Join the discussion and let us know what you want us to talk about and any topics you’d like to see covered in more detail either in Authored Content or in future lynda.com courses.
In episode 1 we discussed the tools we use for web development and what they have to offer. Below is an incomplete list of the tools mentioned along with links.
- BBEdit (Mac)
- Espresso (Mac)
- Sublime Text 2 (Mac/Windows)
- Notepad++ (Windows)
- Brackets (Mac/Windows)
- CodeKit (Mac)
- Coda 2 (Mac)
- Mixture (upcoming Codekit like cross platform tool)