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C# / Javascript / jQuery - Where do I start?

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I have years of experience as a DBA/SQL developer but I really see the need to branch out into web development and beef up my skill set since I see most jobs these days want you to be a SQL expert and a front end programmer.

My current employer wants me to learn web development using C#, Javascript and jQuery. I have a decent C# book and I'm studying that, but I feel like I'm missing the bigger picture of how these 3 languages relate and what I really need to learn.

I am good at learning from books or online, my whole career stems from about 2 weekends locked in my room with a Wrox SQL book. I am just wondering where does one begin when learning these things? Is there a book? 3 books? A site? I just feel at a loss for starting point.

Thanks for taking the time to look at my question!
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Scott Fell,  EE MVE earned 2000 total points
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Start at the start... HTML.  Learn the front end.  HTML, CSS, move to basic Javascript, start JQuery and go back to advanced javascript.  (Or learn all js first).  Jquery is widely used now and it is good to know.  But it is important to understand HTML and CSS first.

Once you have that down, then throw in using serverside languages and databases to run your pages.  

I think if you go through any other order it will just be confusing.  

http://www.codecademy.com/learn is a great site to get some basic html, css and js  

Another good skill that I wish I was better at is regex. http://regex.learncodethehardway.org/book/
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I forgot to mention, I'm pretty good in HTML too, but thank you scott that is super helpful!
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> I'm pretty good in HTML

Start answering some questions here about HTML.  Teaching and helping others is a great way to learn.  Plus you will learn more from the other Expert's answers in the same thread you are participating.
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Thanks!
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