Simple Tips to Help You Get Started on Your Web Development Journey
Journey On Web Development
I started my web development journey not too long ago. Although I do have a brief idea on what I can expect, I was dumbfounded to know that there are just so many things that you need to know. This can be from the tools that you use such as command line and workflow tools and the vast array of different programming languages you need to know in order to create a website complete with all of the bells and whistles.
I wish someone would have told me what to do. For the most part, I was left wondering; thinking of which one to master first and so on.
The good thing is that I will create an article that will give you some simple tips on where and how you should start so that you will find your way to become a good web developer. So, without further ado, let’s get started!
1. Spend a Dedicated Amount of Time for Coding
Part of being a good web developer is the ability to create a website from scratch. You have to do this by coming up with a design mockup and doing the necessary backend processes– part of which is coding- to help you achieve what you want in the end- a good website.
That being said, I highly recommend that you start spending at least 10 hours per week simply by putting your coding skills to the test. Reading materials about programming languages and the like is not part of the “Core Ten”.
This 10-hour timeframe is strictly for coding and coding alone. As they say, practice makes perfect!
2. Spend Time with Communities
The internet is a vast resource and fortunately for you, there are plenty of coding communities out there that you can visit to learn more about web development and the different programming languages.
You can go to FreeCodeCamp and Hackernoon for starters. Once you learn the basics, you want to test your mettle so hop on to Github to find some repositories and so that you can find open-source projects that you can try out.
If you want to know more information about the trends surrounding web development, Twitter is a good platform for that.
3. Learn HTML and CSS
This is probably the first two important programming languages you need to learn. Basically, HTML provides the canvas and CSS provides the paint. In other words, the former is mainly used to give you the basic website while the latter provides the aesthetics.
Learning both of these should be your first priority given that your profession involves creating websites, right?
The road to becoming a good web developer may be rough at first, but once you get the hang of it, everything will be smooth sailing.