How to become a web developer? 10 tips and step by step tutorial
Web has become a part of our daily life. You probably have a phone that has a web browser and with an internet connection, you probably access many online websites such as various newspapers, music, social sharing websites. All of the websites that you visit are made by web developers. Web world is much larger than you imagine. There are almost more than 4 million websites are live hosted today and it’s continuously growing rapidly. Every mid-size or higher-size company in almost every country now has a website or goes toward to build a website for its businesses. All these websites need to built and maintained by web developers. So, the demand for Web developers is very high. In this post, we discussed what are skills that you should achieve to become a successful web developer. Here all given resources are free.
What is a Web Developer?
The websites that you browse, order products from online, reading newspapers, almost everything we do on the internet is made possible by the web developers who design, build those pages. That means web developers are responsible for every website that you visit.
How to become a web developer?
Roles of Web Developer
There are generally three types of web developer:
Which one should I choose among the list?
It’s totally up to you. Find your passion, obsession or specialty and what are you good at. Front-end is easier and amusing than Back-end, therefore, the competition of front-end developers is higher. The back-end is also enjoyable and challenging for many people. So it’s better to choose wisely or you can end up getting bored. Also, you can learn both to become a Full-stack developer. In that case, I would suggest you start from Front-end.
To become a front-end developer, you basically need to learn these four things and some basics of graphic design, photoshop, SEO, UI/UX, etc.
1. Learn HTML
HTML(HyperText Markup Language) is not a programming language. HTML use to build the structure of a web page. It is just standard language to display web pages, consists of element which is represented by <> tags.
W3schools HTML Tutorial (Best and most popular free learning website in the world. Highly recommend for beginner.)
2. Learn CSS
CSS (Cascading style sheets) which is used for design or style the web page. Page layout, fonts style, website color all are done by CSS. It makes the website attractive and charming. After learning CSS, you should consider learning some CSS frameworks such as bootstrap, foundation, materialize, etc. Learning these CSS frameworks won’t take much time once you learn CSS.Useful Resources
W3schools CSS Tutorial ( Highly recommend for beginner)
4. Learn CMS
CMS (Content Management system) arrange or manage contents of websites easily. As Front-end developers knowledge of CMS is essential but not mandatory. Most popular CMS is WordPress, it power almost 23% of websites on the internet. So you should consider learning some basic staff of WordPress. There are other many CMS too, such as Codeigniter, Drupal, Joomla, Magento, etc.
5. Learn Basic SEO and Graphics
Learn SEO, it is important to have basic concepts of SEO. Since almost 99 percent of the website gets traffic by doing SEO.
Basic function of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Learning Basic UI/UX also essential. Learning these two skills is not mandatory but learning it can help you in your further career.
1. Learn SQL
SQL is a query language used for storing, manipulating, and retrieving data. It uses programming behavior syntax. So I highly recommend you to learn it after learning a programming language.
2. PHP or Python or Java or Node JS:
3. Learn the Basics front-end:
4. Learn Git
git is a version controlling system. Learning is essential due to its popularity and use.
5. Learn JSON or XML API
As a career web development is a fascinating one. You don’t need a university to degree to become a professional web developer. All you need is an enthusiastic and persistent mind to keep learning. I hope our post will help you on your journey. Good Luck.