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#1 Jody

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 07:59 AM

In this video blog, Stefan talks about the importance of a web design degree. He also gets into which programming languages will make degrees more important.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5lte_d1iPI

For more information on web programming, check out the Complete Web Programmer Package.

Note that all of our videos are in a higher quality when purchased from our Killer Video Store or by subscription to our Video Tutorial Library!
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#2 vibrant-info

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 06:22 AM

hiii, i watched your video & i find it very helpful,thanks for providing this video & package.....


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#3 Stefan

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 12:22 PM

Glad you liked it.

Besides a bunch of new training screencasts, I have a few videos that will deal more with the employment and business end of web design and programming.

... It is not enough to just know how to build a website, it's good to know what it takes to secure work.

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Posted 18 September 2011 - 08:03 PM

Thanks So MUCH. I can't wait til i turn 18 so i can buy your videos
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#5 LSW

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 10:02 AM

Thanks So MUCH. I can't wait til i turn 18 so i can buy your videos


If your not, assuming you live with your parents then, what about asking them to order for you?
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Thank You, Migwetth, Gunalche’esh, Ha’w'aa, Danke
 

"Anything that is in the world when you're born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works.
 Anything that's invented between when you're fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it.
 Anything invented after you're thirty-five is against the natural order of things."
 
                                                                                                                                                    - Douglas Adams from - The Salmon of Doubt (2002)


 


#6 benjaminmorgan

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 06:43 PM

They won't do it.
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#7 LSW

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 10:39 AM

Ahhhh, somehow that does not surprise me, bet my father would not have done it either when I was 17. Bummer.
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Thank You, Migwetth, Gunalche’esh, Ha’w'aa, Danke
 

"Anything that is in the world when you're born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works.
 Anything that's invented between when you're fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it.
 Anything invented after you're thirty-five is against the natural order of things."
 
                                                                                                                                                    - Douglas Adams from - The Salmon of Doubt (2002)


 


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Posted 09 January 2012 - 02:30 AM

Thanks for this great post......
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#9 jpeter

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 12:40 AM

Thanks for the informative video... :clap: The wooden background is nice... :)
I found killersites through youtube videos...

Just started learning html... excited to learn and interact with the community...
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#10 sun0flower

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 03:06 AM

Thanks!i watched your video & i find it very helpful. hope you will success!
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Posted 23 August 2012 - 07:14 PM

Student loans ARE evil, as are tuition costs.

Skill IS what is truly and fundamentally valuable.

Totally man. Good stuff.
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#12 Mick

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 04:24 AM

Stefan,
You are right about student loans. This is what I found out:

The bad news about Student Loans in the USA:
  • There is no bankruptcy protection
  • There are no Statues of Limitations protection
  • There are no Truth In Lending requirements
  • There is no protection from Usury (excessive interest)
  • Income (such as wages and Social Security) can be garnished to repay the loans
  • The amount of student loan debt is far greater than credit card debt.
  • It is difficult to get a deferment; it can only be done by Forbearance. Interest still accumulates.
  • If the loan goes into default, which could happen with just a few months of non-payment--a rough spot in someone's life, interest can go to 20% or higher. In 3.5 years, the original loan amount doubles, and in 7 years, the amount quadruples.
  • There will be several loans to make payments on. If they are consolidated, the original low interest rate is lost.
  • If the loan defaults, in addition to the principal and outrageous interest, more debt in other forms can be added. These include
    • Penalties
    • Fees, and
    • Collection Costs
  • There are so many horror stories of lives destroyed by student loans. http://studentloanju...org/victims.htm lists some of them.

There is some good news, though:
http://www.ibrinfo.org/index.php

The link above explains the Income-Based Repayment (IBR) of
Student Loans program. There is a cute, short animated video
giving an overview. The link to the repayment calculator may be helpful.
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#13 Mick

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 05:14 AM

Do you need a college degree? Great question. My thoughts:

You can be an entrepreneur. You will NOT need a degree.
In running your own consulting company for small businesses,
you can provide the following services (what you don't yet know--outsource
for cheap on Fivver.com or via the classifieds on WarriorForum.com or other
similar places):
  • SEO (organic search engine optimization -- online marketing)
  • SEM (search engine marketing via paying for advertising)
  • Getting the business listed on GooglePlaces and free directories
  • Creating a Facebook fan page
  • Getting followers on Facebook or Twitter
  • Adding content to web sites
  • Creating a mobile site
  • Creating a web site or improving existing site
  • Creating a logo and header graphics
  • Email marketing
  • Reputation management (monitor comments--get bad deleted)
  • Video creation
  • List building
  • Creating a system for inventory mgt or billing
  • Creating a data entry form that ties into their database
  • Create reports
  • Create a simple app
  • etc.

You can get a job in the Corporate world. You will need a degree.

Degree? A test you can do right now:
Go to dice.com, click on Advanced Search, plug in
within 50 miles of your zip code for a main search, and for the keyword part:
"any" (instead of "all") of the following: php, javascript, html, css
(plus whatever else you know). Look at the "job requirements" of each result to
determine how often a college degree is needed.

If you do decide to opt for a 4-year degree, take required classes at a
community college--it is much cheaper--and then transfer after getting
a two year AA degree. Work as an intern while attending college to get
experience.

Finally, you can teach yourself via killersites.com (and other resources such as books)
as a full time (non-paying) job, really working at it and thoroughly learning,
and when you think you can truly offer value to a company, try to get a job.

If you can't get hired because you don't have experience, see if putting together a
portfolio helps.

If you still can't get a job, work for free as an intern or volunteer.

Some people advise "getting your foot in the door" by doing other stuff, but I think this
can backfire by diminishing your value. Besides, how office does the help desk person get
promoted to web developer? Probably not often. (Although, if the company offers free training or
college, that's another story.)

Finally, if all else fails, there is place online where you can order a fake previous
job employment reference along with a recommendation from your "manager". (Sometimes,
you have to do what you have to do to survive. If you haven't been there, don't condemn it.)
(Note: Do not fake education. Do not say you can do things you can't (unless it is something
super simple, like Excel, that you can learn between your interview and hire date.)

Stefan, if you can provide the means for us to create a portfolio, that would be awesome!
Even just guidelines on how to go about creating one, and what would be good to put in it, would
be helpful.
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#14 CathySmith

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 02:10 AM

your videoes are very helpful to learn web design.

Edited by Andrea, 01 September 2012 - 06:11 AM.
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