What is the minimum I need to learn in order to build a dynamic website for my online business? Can anyone suggest a free course or book?
I have an online business idea that I would like to start. It would be a website similar to say Glassdoor where people fill out survey forms providing detailed information regarding their work conditions and then automatically the data from the survey is aggregated and averaged and shown in graphs on the frontpage. So for instance, 15 accountants say that they work 12 hours a day. This gets averaged and gets shown in the front page as the number of hours accountants spend on their jobs.
Now this is something that cannnot be created using the web builder tools like Wix, Wordpress etc due to its much higher than beginner complexity.
I also have a few other similar online business ideas but I can't move forward without building the website. Now right now, I cannot afford to have the website built by someone else so I need to do it on my own. Most web development resourcs say that it takes 1 year to learn all the programming languages and what not in order to build such a website. I just don't have that time.
So can someone please provide some advice here?? If you know of a course online or an updated book or any other resource, that will help me learn how to make such a website as described above at the minimal time that would be great.
I believe WordPress will be the best solution for your website.
Around 33% of all websites on the internet today are powered by Wordpress. Some of the biggest and most complex ones too.
The reason for this is the various plugins available to customize a self-hosted Wordpress website.
I would suggest you explore the various Wordpress Plugins- there will almost certainly be a free plugin available for your use.
The other advantage is that there is a very big community of Wordpress support available all over the internet, where you can get free help if stuck anywhere.
Check out https://www.wpbeginner.com/ and do a search, you may get some answers.