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The modern way of designing a website.
show user profile  S. Silard
Hey guys, I'm not really into web design stuff, all I know about html is how to create a html mail, and how to form my posts here. But frankly, both are requiring old, and outdated methods/techniques. So, what's the correct and modern way of creating and designing a website? What tools are being used? I know I saw in visual studio an option to make a website, is it any good? Or should I just keep using notepad++?
I don't know much about it, but I'm quiet sure, it depends on what I want to do. So let's say some bloglike, landing page, portfolio stuff. And no I don't want to use wordpress or any similar options. I want to learn this stuff, rather than just copy-paste it. But I don't really know which direction should I go, what tools is a good Idea to look into, etc.
So yeah, I know this forum is about 3D, but I'm sure some of you know a lot about that topic, and might be that kind to share your knowledge with me.

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12/7/2015 1:58:15 PM (last edit: 12/7/2015 1:58:15 PM)
show user profile  ijzerman
Dunno, i use a wordpress theme which is nice. Can be limiting but most common stuff can be bought, theme's etc :) I dont have any knowledge of using visual studio but i dont think i would use it.


Pushing buttons since "86
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12/7/2015 4:12:50 PM (last edit: 12/7/2015 4:12:50 PM)
show user profile  9krausec
From what I collect the "modern" way of designing a website is with something like wordpress. I have freelance web designer friends and that's what they use unless it's absolutely necessary to build something from the ground up.

Guess you got to ask yourself if web design is something you are interested in pursuing or is it just a vehicle to show off your 3D portfolio?

For me it's a vehicle and any time spent learning web design would detract from learning 3D. This is why I use Squarespace.

- Portfolio-

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12/7/2015 4:16:37 PM (last edit: 12/7/2015 4:16:37 PM)
show user profile  S. Silard
Well wordpress and such websites are good, I'm not saying it's bad. But someday I might want to do some more sophisticated stuff, and so I'd love to be ready for it.
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12/7/2015 5:00:06 PM (last edit: 12/7/2015 5:00:25 PM)
show user profile  ccampbell
I build everything by hand. I cant stand templates.

+1 for Aptana

$Entrepreneur = if((Designer + Engineer)*Programmer){Problem Solver};

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12/7/2015 6:22:17 PM (last edit: 12/7/2015 6:22:17 PM)
show user profile  gogodr
MVC is not really new but it is the actual standard.
I have a web dev little business going on and we use Webstorm or SublimeText
as for Technologies:
NodeJS for back end.
MongoDB for noSQL Database
MySQL for SQL Database
Parse for Database as a Service
Animate.css for nice animations (as shown in my signature, I am exploiting a hole in here to inject a javascript. Of course I'm only injecting a css library to add the animation stuff :3 but if I had any kind of malicious intent, you all guise would be already part of my personal botnet)
AngularJS for Front End
Angular Material for Material Design Front end tools

Also, good news everyone. Wordpress is updating and expanding into NodeJS. :D

Also, I really don't recommend you learning all this stuff. I have specialists.
Back End Developers
Front End Developers
Web Designers

You can always just learn a little of front end and use a CMD like a Wordpress template or Wix or Squarespace.

Hello there

beautiful ;3

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12/7/2015 6:28:14 PM (last edit: 12/7/2015 6:32:27 PM)
show user profile  Dave
Don't forget to just have a full-screen image that fades to another image with little or no indication that the rest of your website is only accessible if a user scrolls down.

Because that's how most people seem to want to do it these days.

I swear it's just a massive troll, like someone with some influence thought "Hey, I'm going to make a template of something that is utterly ridiculous, and see how many people follow it"

"I flew over Egypt once"

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12/7/2015 6:47:05 PM (last edit: 12/7/2015 6:47:05 PM)
show user profile  gogodr
Dave, you are supposed to change those pictures for something relevant of your bsns. :v
Many just leave the template pictures tho, I get ya.

Hello there

beautiful ;3

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12/7/2015 7:56:34 PM (last edit: 12/7/2015 7:56:34 PM)
show user profile  S. Silard
@ gogodr - Thanks for the info, it seems a bit overwhelming. Is that a bunch of nice words put together to make it sound complicate, or is it really that complicate?
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12/7/2015 8:29:47 PM (last edit: 12/7/2015 8:29:47 PM)
show user profile  spoon
What gogodr said. Why would you use notepad? Visual studio express is free and offers all you need. Webstorm is also quite popular, not free but cheap. And then there is still sublime, visual studio code, ...

And webdev these days is all about javascript, but dont get discouraged by the 20 new frameworks released each day! :) Start out with a good javascript book that covers the basics like douglas crockfords books, then pick your framework and dive in. (if you want to go with the most used and most supported framework, that would be angular)

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12/7/2015 8:56:32 PM (last edit: 12/7/2015 8:56:32 PM)
show user profile  S. Silard
Thanks, tought to use Visual Studio, got community edition, and I'm really got used to it, as I do a lot of C++ programming lately. On the other hand, I was afraid if that part in VS is like animations in photoshop. I mean, it's there, and works, but it's pain in the ass.
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12/7/2015 9:12:09 PM (last edit: 12/7/2015 9:12:09 PM)
show user profile  spoon
I use it for web development every day ...

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12/7/2015 9:25:25 PM (last edit: 12/7/2015 9:25:25 PM)
show user profile  gogodr
I have seen it too. It looks great and it even haves angular modules integrated.
I use Webstorm only because I'm used to IntelliJ (Android Studio)
Some years ago I used Visual Studio as my main IDE, but I was a C# dev.

Hello there

beautiful ;3

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12/8/2015 1:16:46 AM (last edit: 12/8/2015 1:16:46 AM)
show user profile  spoon
How was the switch from c# to nodejs for you, gogodr?

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12/8/2015 9:21:33 AM (last edit: 12/8/2015 9:21:33 AM)
show user profile  gogodr
its completely different.
The trick is to be open minded.

I started with pascal, then went to C++ then to C# and java, and then to javascript.
so I have been switching paradigms a lot.

Right now, all my love is in Javascript. Its super flexible and easy to use.

The languages I mentioned are the ones I used to mainly work with, but I actually know how to program in Assembly,Pascal,C,C++,C#,VB,Java,Python,Ruby,PHP,Perl and Javascript.

I'm one of those guys who likes to learn a little of everything.

My fortes are C# and Javascript tho.
I even started doing some weird stuff in C# a couple of years ago with the Pinvoke libraries to mess up with Windows libraries (at some point in my life I worked as a hacker and just a couple of years ago I programmed hacks and bots for popular MMORPGs)

Hello there

beautiful ;3

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12/9/2015 2:44:32 AM (last edit: 12/9/2015 2:46:58 AM)
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