Tonight I'm speaking at the DC WordPress Meetup on Lessons in Learning WordPress. I'll be talking about some of the lessons I've learned in teaching WordPress over the years and offer some suggestions on ways folks new to WordPress can learn more. https://speakerdeck.com/zgordon/lessons-in-learning-wordpress
Today I had the honor to do a 1hr 45min talk on How to Learn Web Design and Development via WordPress. Here are the slides: https://speakerdeck.com/zgordon/learn-web-design-and-development-via-wordpress-wordcamp-phoenix-2014 And the example site I used is here: wptreehouse.com/treehouse-tours
As someone who teaches WordPress online, I have a lot of interest in this topic of how online learning for web design. Check out this article on the topic at ManageWP.org and then if you vote for learning online, sign up at Treehouse to Learn WordPress!!!
A month or two ago we launched a WordPress Learning Track at Treehouse. We start with learning how to setup and use WordPress, move into some HTML and CSS, and then learn how to build a WordPress theme from scratch. Check it out over at teamtreehouse.com.