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Pitchman101
06-11-2009, 02:50 AM
I thought I would put it to the pro's here.
I have time on my hands and would like to now what classes the developers on mobility.mobi would sudgest I take. I would like to be able to understand the developement of domains as a hole, but with an emphasis on .mobi's.developmy.mobi, ( I'm dirrecting this your way.)
Also interested in marketing aspects, so coast, (if you read this)
I now I called these two talented people out for advise,but please dont let that influance other developers and marketing pro's from ***ering there advise. I now there are many people interested in developing there minds but may be, ( for whatever reason) not asking for help.
I do take the time to read all I can, presented on the internet. for me,it does not compare to hands on with like minded individuals.
so lets here what you all have to say. Pitchman101:coo2l:

gogo
06-11-2009, 05:28 AM
Hi Pitchman

I'm not clear what you know already and what you want to be able to do. Do you know how to create websites already? Do you want to be able to create them, or just understand enough to have other people create them to your specifications?

As for developing domains in the wider sense of promoting them and making money, that for most people means the "school of hard knocks"... there's a book waiting to be written there!

Check out this free book by a mobility member:

http://trendinews.com/download-mobile-domains-future-javier-marti/


The basic starting point for any development work is you need to learn html and css, the languages that web pages use - these are easy starting points and plenty of couses cover them. Check out w3 schools site for examples of code in action.

mobihead
06-11-2009, 08:38 AM
The best way to learn any of this this is just to do it. Here's a simple 10 step plan to doing up a reasonable site.

1. Think of a site - any site - you want to develop - think how you would like it to look
2. get some free web hosting
3. It you don't know html - learn it via http://www.w3schools.com/htmL/ (css will help as well & php will let you do really great sites - see http://www.php.net/tut.php)
4. look at the source code of some of the sites showcased here or on http://mobithinking.com/showcase
5. plug those links into ready.mobi or http://validator.w3.org/ - see where they have problems
6. Now using some of the basic code you have looked at (or http://mobiforge.com/starting/story/xhtml-mobile-website-templates) - try to do your own site
7. plug your link into ready.mobi or http://validator.w3.org/ - see where it has problems
8. fix problems using advice from mobiforge or google search
9. repeat from 7 until all fixes
10. ask for feedback/advice on sites like mobility.mobi and improve your site where you can

GijsZePa
06-11-2009, 08:47 AM
The best way to learn any of this this is just to do it. Here's a simple 10 step plan to doing up a reasonable site.

1. Think of a site - any site - you want to develop - think how you would like it to look
2. get some free web hosting
3. It you don't know html - learn it via http://www.w3schools.com/htmL/ (css will help as well & php will let you do really great sites - see http://www.php.net/tut.php)
4. look at the source code of some of the sites showcased here or on http://mobithinking.com/showcase
5. plug those links into ready.mobi or http://validator.w3.org/ - see where they have problems
6. Now using some of the basic code you have looked at (or http://mobiforge.com/starting/story/xhtml-mobile-website-templates) - try to do your own site
7. plug your link into ready.mobi or http://validator.w3.org/ - see where it has problems
8. fix problems using advice from mobiforge or google search
9. repeat from 7 until all fixes
10. ask for feedback/advice on sites like mobility.mobi and improve your site where you can

Go to http://www.mobiforge.com/Starting ...

Martin

Pitchman101
06-11-2009, 10:30 PM
alot of good advice guys.
I got on w3schools this morning for about 2 hrs. I have never been exposed to writting html but loved it.
I'm 44 years old and was allowing web site developement to intimidate me. a carpenter all my life. but I can see that there is nothing to be afraid of. I hung 40 story's *** the ground building high rises and was afraid to look at html.
what a joke. I will be spending at least an hour or so a day working on it. fun,fun,fun.
so as not to dissapoint, I will be checking on all the other great sudgestions posted and let others now my experiance.
for all the people intimidated by html?, your crazy if you dont try doing it yourself. I have a lot to learn, but now that I got a taste of blood, I'm swimming in it.

Just a side note: I had developmy.mobi do some work for me. the man rocks. Daves a pro and deserves my utmost gratitude. thanks so much and I look forward in a very long working relationship. Pitchman101