I started a blog recently. Currently I'm using a free theme and some plugins that are working well enough for now. And, my overall goal is to produce content and not become a WordPress developer, etc.
In the meantime, I do need to upgrade my technical skills. I have one goal of customizing my current theme within 1 -3 months and potentially developing a custom theme in 6 - 8 months.
I am looking for recommendations on books, ebooks, or websites to help me with the following:
- CSS - beginning to intermediate level
- PHP - beginning - I'm not interested in becoming a coder, but want to be able to tweak, troubleshoot and understand better.
- XHTML - beginning to intermediate level - 10 years ago I did HTML coding, but then moved into management.
Obviously there is a huge amount of info on this via Google, etc. I'm hoping for some practical suggestions from the experts in order to avoid dead ends.