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Picking the Perfect Programming Language in 2019

January 10, 2019

Hello, Salute and Hola! Let’s talk about languages, specifically programming languages…
I often get a lot of emails and messages (Yeah, I’m kind of a big deal…lol.), and one of the main questions is what is the best programming language for me to start out with, or what would the perfect programming language be?

Short Answer: There’s no such thing. Pick a language and let’s rock n’ roll. If you’ve seen any of my videos, I’ve broached this subject before and I think, “there’s really no number one language. This is a fantasy, an illusion (WILL saves – BOOM; old school DnD reference.) that beginners would be interested in because at the end of the day, the language that’s going to be number one depends on the type of work you’re going to do, depends on where you live, depends on the type of programming you want to do…”.

Long Answer: “The first step is to learn the fundamentals – Pick a language; pick python, pick JavaScript, pick Java PHP, …pick that language and learn your fundamentals. Once you have your fundamentals, you’re going to have your nerd eyes – you’re going to be able to interpret and see and understand what you’re seeing out there.”
“First rule of programming: You don’t lose if you learn a language…All the modern languages share a lot of the same fundamentals, qualities and characteristics…”. Think of it like this: you’re 10 yrs. old in your parents basement playing super mario bros. on your nintendo ( please don’t sue, nintendo.). Then your older brother or sister enters and pops in super mario 2! At first, you’re a little trepidatious – different levels, different enemies – but after 3o seconds you’re back in saddle as you realize it’s still the same game – jump, jump, beat the boss, / next level: jump, jump, warpzone, / jump, jump, beat the final boss, finish the game, grab a pizza pocket and a soda, go to your room and air guitar to the RUSH album you stole from your brother’s room <the 80’s were a simpler time, yung’unns>.

Of course we’re going to go into more depth in the video <plus another RUBY zing :)>. But know that’s there’s really no one perfect programming language. Get out there, learn your craft, and you’ll always have the tools you need!

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What is Best in Website Creation

December 7, 2018

These days we have many options when it comes to building websites, but which is the best way to build in 2018?

Let’s talk websites and the building thereof… So, you’re a small business owner or an aspiring website creator? Maybe you’re just interested in what goes into building a website. Well, there are many options and each has their PROs & CONs:

The traditional way to do web design coding, these would be the two “languages” you’d have to learn and they can (theoretically) build any type of website. “There is literally no limitations, in terms of what you could build if you got into the nuts & bolts: the basics of building a website.” However, the downside is that you’re going to have to learn it; that is to say time investment, theory, practice; all the stuff that goes into learning a skill. But that being said, you know how to program!

Web Design Programs
These can range from programs where you have to know a little bit of code (Dreamweaver, Brackets, etc.) to content management systems (CMS) like WordPress, down to easy site builders like WIX, for example. All are very different approaches (which we will touch on in the video) and vary in the amount of control you will likely have…

The key word here is control. As we go from straight up coding down the line, we lose flexibility and versatility; it goes from creating the very thing you see in your mind’s eye, to “what you see is what you get” on the building sites. And of course, that’s fine too. There’s nothing wrong or lazy with building a “wham-bam” website if that’s what fills your needs, but check out our video and you might get an idea of how to better fill those needs. And check out the links at the bottom if you’re curious about the aforementioned web design languages. Mastering the code of website creation does have it’s perks…

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Easily Jump Start your Web Design Class!

September 5, 2017

This is a typical email we get from teachers:

“Hi, I have to teach a web design class but I don’t know much about code. Can you help?”

We sure can! Many teachers have come to us not knowing much about code, and so StudioWeb has been developed over the last 7 years, to be easy to use … even for teachers who don’t know code.

The most popular of our courses are the foundations languages used to build all websites and web apps:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript

Between the hundreds of video lessons, 1000 quiz questions (+ code challenges), and the 57 projects … you will have more than enough material to keep your students busy and engaged.

“… Students really enjoy the courses in part, because they quickly see that they are writing real code. The fact that the lessons are funny, helps a lot too!”

Phone and email support are free, and you get to speak to the course creator directly!! Feel free to contact us, and we will help you get your web design class up and running quickly.


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HTML5 bases Apps versus Native

August 5, 2017

In this video I talk about why HTML5 based mobile apps are the better choice over native most of the time.

… Yes, I am a heretical nerd!


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Fullscreen Background Videos in Web Pages

September 7, 2014



Using video as the background for a webpage was once only a nerds dream – no more! Check out our new standalone video lesson on how to do this:

In this video, you learn about HTML5 and cutting edge CSS techniques. As long as you know basic HTML and CSS, you should be good to watch this video lesson. And yes, all the modern web browsers support this.

… At the same time, check out our new training site:


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HTML 5 Beginners Series

November 20, 2012

HTML 5 is the hot technology these days because it does what we web designers and programmers always wanted HTML to do. Among other things:

  • HTML 5 makes page layout MUCH easier.
  • HTML 5 can easily make websites work like a program that you install. Nerds call them ‘applications’ or ‘thick’ clients.
  • HTML 5 makes media embeds super easy and universal – no plugins required.

There is a lot more to HTML 5 than the few things I listed above (of course) … and so we are starting a new series of beginners articles on HTML 5 that get right to the point.

You can check them out on


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HTML5 and its’ Place in Web Design

April 24, 2012


I just released a video where I discus the growing importance of HTML5 in web design and web programming. Some of the highlights:

  • HTML5 is now supported in all the major browsers.
  • HTML5 was built from a pragmatic point of view – this means it’s really functional!
  • HTML5 has made JavaScript a much more important language to learn.

The video:

If you are a total HTML beginner, you will need to learn that, before you can tackle HTML5. You can learn JavaScript with either my written introduction to JavaScript or my super fantastic JavaScript basics video tutorial.


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HTML5 and Academic Shills.

April 21, 2012


Anyone who has read anything I’ve written (or watched my video blogs,) knows that I can’t stand academics. I was particularly vocal against the Web Standards zealots of the early 2000’s, wherein reality was pushed aside in favor of code purity.

These nerds would ignore reality – for example:

  • They would ignore how the most popular web browsers would interpret HTML and CSS code – which often times, was in a method contrary to their nerd wet-dreams. As such, they would come up with harebrained hacks to jam in their ‘compliant’ code … hacks that eventually broke in many cases, defeating the supposed original purpose of the Web Standards movement!
  • They would also obfuscate what the actual browser use was in terms of real people surfing the Web. They would come out with numbers that did not reflect the reality they were desperately trying to ignore: that the vast majority of people surfing the Web were using web browsers (Internet Explorer) that did not play nice with their ideas of how a web browser should read code.

… It gets even more stupid: even the basic web design cycle seemed to be ignored, where their recommendations would actually get in the way of productive web design and development. I am convinced many of the big names in this movement barely created websites in, or for the real-world – they were academics.

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Book Review: Head First HTML5 Programming

March 2, 2012

I really like the style of the Head First series from O’reilly – they’ve managed to create a style of nerdbook that looks more like a graphic novel, than a tech book.

Let’s start with the verdict for this particular title:

Head First HTML5 Programming is a good book if you know HTML, CSS and at least a little Javascript.

Some details …

Basically it covers many of the big features in HTML5 and the surrounding technologies. The authors make heavy use of graphics and storylines to make the book more entertaining. If you are more of a beginner when it comes to programming or web application development, then I think this presentation style will be great for you.

If on the other hand, you are a hardcore grizzled nerd programmer, the wordy, graphic and puzzle rich book might annoy you a bit. That’s OK, because O’reilly has their more traditional style of book for you.

Some of the topics covered:

  • Canvas: drawing with HTML5
  • HTML5 video
  • Web Storage – savings files to client computers – much better than JavaScript cookies!
  • Web Workers – threading with HTML5!! Yea, this particular HTML5 capability freaked me out.

There’s more topics covered including some quick introductions to JavaScript and Dom scripting. Again, if you are new to programming, I think these sections will be a little too much to handle. That’s OK, you have our super fantastically easy KillerSites JavaScript video training to cover you there.


Being a shameless self promoter that I am, we also have our own HTML5 interactive video courses you can learn from. It’s all good, depending on how you like to learn.

Stefan Mischook

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