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Pls,where In Lagos Can I Learn Web Design?

I'm really interested in learning web desig in a standard form at an institution in Lagos,please,do you mind telling me a good one?If you are not sure they are good enough,don't bother.

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I was learning web design and dev but stopped halfway. I would like to go back to it cos I still have some interest in it. But I don't knw if web designers still make money from it in Nigeria today.

Also if you are a web designer, how much will you charge to train a person? I'm not a complete novice, though. So considering that, how much will it be

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You can visit Techlevels Computers at 176, Abeokuta Express way, Opposite First Bank, Iyana Ipaja, Lagos.

They are good at that and will be willing to put you through the details.

OR

Visit their website @

http://www.techlevels.com

Call/SMS:08029600011

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G. come to us,we'l certainly make u a guru at our training dept. u can also download our tuturials

www.synchrosoft-ng.com

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Go to Festoms Educational Services at Ojota, Lagos

www.festoms.com

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Go to Festoms Educational Services(Computer Institute)

For basic & Advanced webdesign and Management{PHP & MySQL, Database, membership website} those sites that requires people to register,login etc,

Zhaddiah plaza (opposite world evangelism bible church)

1, emmanuel high street

Ogudu rd, ojota lagos

For further enquiries

call 08024914653, webexplicit@yahoo.com, festomsng2005@yahoo.com

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I learnt webdesigning at home and today I can build sites without any assistance.Get a book on html.If you reside in Lagos go to computer village and u will get some computer video tutorials on dreamweaver, flash etc.Today I design my sites with dreamweaver, swishmax, fireworks, frontpage etc. The first job I just got fetched me 50K.

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If it's web designing you wan to learn, then i suppose you already have good knowledge of web developing, how to write in html,xhtml, xml, php, ajax and co, Why i am saying this is so that you know( if you don't) that there is a difference btw developing and designing. Developing takes care of the site architecture while designing is the artistic part. If its designing( even developing) there are so many tools out there online that you could make good use of without necessarily going anywhere, except you want to just have a certificate showing you are a web designer. trust me there are millions of great web designers out there who don't have certs but do better jobs than the so called pros. It's really up to you, can you make out time to learn?, If so, how many hours are you willing to put into it in a day?. Do you have access regular access to the internet and own a pc or laptop of your own to store files applications videos ebooks and all for your web designing tutorials and subscribing to feeds based on web designing tuts, to get constant learning updates?

personally i beleive you will be better off learning if you have the materials and dont need to go anywhere. Just my personal opinion, cos i learned almost everything i know online. It is pure desire and having a strong will that matters. If you truly want materials and you are sure you will be ablle to do these things i mentioned just let me know. jtobun@yahoo.com

Wishing you success.

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kerenti et al,

here is yet another site i ran into this morning. I hvnt been thru it all, but so far, it looks pretty good: http://www.tutorialstream.com/

Enjoy!

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my2cents, thanks very much for the link,i will check it also now.Kobojunkie, i'm very grateful for the kindness,i will get in touch with you in about a week time,i should be ready then.If you both have more information that will help me out,do not hesitate to get in touch with me,thanks.

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Here is a suggestion, start with the ones I listed there. I mean save up the money if you really want to do this and then email me when you are ready to purchase the books so I can help out the way I can. @kerenti

Make the needed sacrifices so you can get to where you want to go. Even if it means not logging on the net for a while, if it is worth it, I would say go for it and fast cause the world does not wait for no man.

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kerenti et al,

Here is another, perhaps simpler, link: http://safari.adobepress.com/0672320762

There is a "Start reading online" button to the top right. From what I have seen, this one is much cleaner than the other one I sent you. At some point, you might be required to register, but that's about it. There's no charge for registration from what I could tell.

Give the above site a try first, then if that doesn't work, let me know and I will try and find others. There was a site in the past that even I learned from but unfortunately, the site is down.

I hope this helps.

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Kobojunkie and my2cents, it's so great to here from you both.Just like Afam said,it's better to listen to people at times,you learn a lot.You've both made me to realise some of the areas i never considered concerning learning web designing.I think i've finally arrived at a decision.

Kobojunkie, i'm still planning on purchasing the books,plssss let me know the other one you would like me to buy along with the "html for dummy" and how you can help me get the books down here after i have paid for it like you suggested.I would really appreciate that.Like i said earlier,you can get in touch with me through subbyy4ever@yahoo.com because i may need your address for the shipping and that will be rather personal to you.

my2cents, i believe you are right about e-learning,they can be very helpful really.I'm already working on the site you gave me,i appreciate that.I will search for more myself and should in case you are able to get more sites that treats web designing comprehensively,please let me know.I will always appreciate that.

You guys are both right,i believe in a situation like this,one determined to learn should be able to do anything that will help out to arrive at the best.I hope to hear from both of you soon,thanks.[color=#006600][/color]

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I am not a fast learner. It took me so many sleepless nights to get where I am today. I believe what made me do what I did was I realized that I had to do something about my situation. I mean I started off wanting to go into academics, you know get a PhD, write nice programs for research projects. But things did not work out as I expected and then during that time I started to meet a lot of people who had careers and did not necessarily gain the knowledge they needed during their time in school. Infact, I looked around me and realized that a large number of those who are doing really well for self had to spend time on own to learn what it is they REALLY wanted and needed to get into the market they were pursuing. So yes, I would like to encourage Nigerians out there to learn from the west and take time to practise this. READING is Key. I am paying off my 45K loan while my friend is enjoying spending every last penny he makes since he does not have any school loans to deal with. Imagine that!!

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At times it is best to listen to other than to be the one doing the talking. I have learnt a lot from the comments posted by Kobojunkie and My2cents.

My take on this, if you are a fast learner it is better to learn on your own than to go to a school especially as the rate of change or improvement in virtually everything related to IT is high for even schools to keep up with.

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and (again)^10 kobojunkie, I am not implying anything. If I say you should suck it up, it doesn't mean I am saying you are angry or whatever. I am just saying its part of life. For all I know, you could be more resilient than me when it comes to taking life's blows. Whenever, someone tells me what they are going through, I like to relate with them if we share similarities, thatz all. That way, hopefully, they realize that, hey, it ain't that bad after all.

Just advice, which you don't have to take, thatz all.

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I never suggested E-Learning.  I never said he should not go to school but I did say that from my personal experience. You can pay all the money you want for school but at the end of the day, what gets you working is what you know and you get to know these things by actually studying on your own and practising on your own. Here is an example for you , 

I went to college,  spent about 45K for a degree,  by the time I graduated, most of the information I had gleaned was outdated and the market had already moved so far ahead of where I stopped. Heck, even the school started teaching the students different programming technics and basically revamped the whole curriculum to try to accommodate the change that had taken place in the tech/IT market. I on the other hand found myself at a place where the choices that presented themselves to me where not really cool. Either I went BACK to school to study under the new way or move to get any job I could in any field I could and basically get lost in the system as many do OR I get books and study and learn all the new things the companies now wanted and then get myself a job that way. I hit the books and 1 year after that I became a junior level .NET developer by reading and practising and writing simple apps here and there. Then when I got a job, I discovered that many of the programmers I work with and all do not even have college degrees and they make just as much money as their counterparts who have a college degree and then the same level of experience. So Imagine that,  I paid 45K to get the same job my co-worker has and did not pay any money for. Education is great and I am working on my masters among other things but I would say to the person out there who can, if you CAN get it cheap, go for it. The dude I work with who has no college education has no social problems whatsoever, infact, he is more connected than I am.

Like I said earlier, school is not bad but if you can reach the very same goal for cheaper, I would go for the cheaper alternative. and if these guys are serious, I am willing to help them.

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My2cents,

I know people who live in Nigeria and still get to purchase goods online through family or friends who live here and maybe travel down that way on occassionally. so I do not think providing a link to books is bad, and yes, I would be willing to help the dude out should he want to get it and is able to pay for it.

About school, there is NOTHING WRONG with school but if you ask the majority of coders out there they will themselves tell you they learned more of what they work with from personal study and infact this applies to most all areas of study especially in Nigeria. Most of what is thought in school does not necessary apply in the work world out there. One can still network through forums such as these and many other mediums out there as well as Computer clubs. School is great but I personally know that after so many degrees in college and currently working on my masters, most of what I learned in school so far has not really been used in my career and what I know today, I did not necessarily learn back in school. I have worked with a couple of senior developers on various projects who have never been to college. Infact the one wiz kid we have at work never attended computer school. He taught himself all he knows today. So If a person can afford to do that, I am all for it. School is great but if a person has the mind, I believe it is possible to do it on own.

Sure, If you research the books and then decide which you want to get, we can arrange on how to get them to you @Kenrenti and @muriitijan

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Kobojunkie,i appreciate your reply so much.Just like i told you earlier,i'm a novice so i'll be starting with a book that focus on CSS, JavaScript, Ajax, and HTML as you advised.There is a book on "html for dummie" on the link you gave me.I like to buy that and one other again out of the other three,which one would you reccomend?

Secondly,these books can only be shipped within USA as i guess,how can you help me out on how to receive the books here if i purchase it?Your kind response will be so much appreciated.My email address is subbyy4ever@yahoo.com ,i don't mind if you email me there so that we can get to talk or know better,thanks.

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I am not sure what aspect you want to focus on. If by Web Design you mean Front-End works and UI based then I would get a book on CSS, JavaScript, Ajax, and definitely HTML. I would suggest you go with the DUMMIES book series on these. I mean not that you are a dummy but I have found those books to be really good for beginners as they tend to explain the concepts as one would to a layman. O'reilly books are nice too. Just that you need to practise a lot with them and they have some really handy reference guides to offer.

Same books do great if you are trying to get into backend coding as well. Depending on the platform you choose, these books I can say are really good. Check out www.Amazon.com for more.

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Kobojunkie,i really appreciate your response.Do you mind recommending some of these books you read that makes you a good web designer.You are saying the truth,the money and time can be used for something else.But i'm a complete novice in this and that's why your question of what area of web development would i like to get into will be difficult for me to answer

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Do you realize that you can pick up a couple of books now, get yourself a computer and with the money you would invest in a 4 year school or any other type of institution, get yourself a Career in Web Design for cheaper?? I mean If you really want to learn web design and have your heart in it, it is usually cheaper to do it yourself. That is what I myself did and today I am a programmer and a webdesigner with most of what I know being what I got from learning and experience, not school.

What area of web development would you love to get into?

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@Kobojunkie

I am as well interested in web designing as a career.How do I go about this?If you have ebooks on this

I would appreciate it if you could send it to my mail box -tijanimuritala@gmail.com

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