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Steps to Learn Web Development

The pursuit of being a better person as an individual or in a field of interest is endless. It is almost likened to a journey without a destination because if we had set a destination and we amount to it, we should rest right? However, just like the popular maxim which says: “the beautiful ones are yet to be born” we can do a lot better at development, either for self or professionalism.

If you had picked up new knowledge or practice, just like myself, you would agree that it comes with a beautiful feeling. 

In this article, I would be sharing with you some steps to learning Web development. If you had prior knowledge on this, good, however, if it is new to you just like my Sunshades by Ray-Ban, this would be a worthwhile learning experience.

Web development is one of the most promising jobs today. A web developer majors as one responsible for the development of the websites and website applications. With the aid of programming languages, they can create functional operations of a website, implement application features, and integrate control measures accordingly.

Here are 3 simple steps to learn Web development

PICK A SKILL

While noting that web developer jobs are typically skill-based, which means that if you possess the right skills, you can do the job. Having said that, it is important to identify exactly what your skills are. 

Web development is centred on 3 categories; however, two focal categories will be addressed for our point, they are Front-end development and Back-end development.

FRONT-END DEVELOPMENT:

If you intend to pick the Front-end development, you must get yourself fired up with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript for efficiency, since Front-end developers make use of visual parts of a website that users see and interact with through their browser.

HTML and CSS are mark-up languages that find use in defining the parts of a web page and their format (font, colours, layout) respectively. While JavaScript is used to create dynamic content on a webpage like scrolling video, animated graphics, and interactive maps. If you can get a good grasp of these languages, then you have covered the first step of learning web development.

BACK-END DEVELOPMENT:

This necessitates a thorough understanding of applications such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript / NodeJS, Ruby / Ruby on Rails to carry out tasks on the website such as writing codes to request and fetch data from databases and display data. 

Web frameworks, which are collections of pre-written code that developers use for repetitive tasks, are also common skills required for back-end development.

LEARN AND PRACTICE THE SKILL

Now that we are clear on what web developer skills to pick, the next step is to start learning those skills. While you can pick up skills like HTML, CSS, and JavaScript from a brick-and-mortar class, you can also learn them from online classes at your convenience.

Code academy is a good friend here and has a pool of free online classes that would speed up your learning process.

There is a need to join Online coding communities like GitHub and Stack Overflow, these two platforms afford interactions with developers and their projects. Where you seek clarity, you can ask questions and responses would be provided accordingly.

Initiate test projects to help you get acquainted with your virtual work environment. Make use of online free tools. There are many essential resources available for free, whether it's Text editors, Web browser extensions, or Content Management Systems.

COMMENCE WORK

I know you might be feeling yourself now, and considerations of whether you intend to do paid employment or freelance or combine both. I will say consider your decision carefully, however, get to it!

Finally, as a web developer, there is a need to continually network with co-web developers for new knowledge and job opportunities where necessary. You can consider Meetup.com it would come in handy. 

  May 24, 2021     by Oluwafemi Smith     227 Views     0

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