[ I posted this on LINUX-EDU originally, but I didn't receive a response. Any
Not exactly Linux, more open source...
A friend of mine is looking at doing a course on the internet / web design. He's
currently looking at http://www.interactive-avenue.ie. The first thing I saw
when I opened the site was Frontpage, which is an immediate turn-off for someone
like me. Maybe I'm wrong - I don't know anything about the course besides what's
on the webpage - but as far as I'm concerned anyone who advocates and/or
promotes the use of Frontpage for web development shouldn't be training anyone,
because they've missed the fundamentals of cross-browser compatability and load
times from the off. You might as well use Word.
I would like to recommend a course to him, that would cover the Internet and the
web from a genuinely useful angle - the basics of TCP/IP; the basics of HTML
without reference to proprietry authoring tools; how webpages are served; the
differences between static and dynamic content, and the advantages and
disadvantages of same. And of course about operating systems and how they apply
here - why *nix OS's are invariably more suitable to Internet serving. I would
like to be able to recommend a course like this to clients as well, because the
better understanding my clients have of the web, the easier my job becomes.
So first of all, am I looking for the Great Nef in the sky - does a course like
this exist? If not, is there anything that even comes *close* to it? A course
with a trainer who won't push M$ "solutions" on the people taking it? Any help
here at all would be appeciated. The location in this case is Dublin, but I
would be interested in an overview.
Thanks in advance,
Adam Beecher - CEO & Core Geek - ieWebs
Email ... adam at iewebs.com
Phone ... +353 (0)86 2529887
Fax ... +353 (0)86 8544767
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PGP ... http://pgp.iewebs.com
Mail ... Box 81, Eglinton St, Cork, Ireland
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