Becoming a Web Developer – tips from an old pro.
March 2, 2014
I’ve been teaching web design and programming for over a decade and I’ve been active building websites and web apps since 1994 – I’ve been around the block … and back again.
Web Developer as a Career
I have a few tips for you if you are thinking of becoming a web designer or programmer/developer:
First thing, becoming a web developer is a great career move – this is a growing field that will have plenty of demand for many years. In fact, there will be many more jobs than there are people for at least a decade … it’s a major problem in the US and other western nations.
Learning web development can seem like a daunting task … so here are some learning tips:
- Be prepared to make mistakes and hit roadblocks. It takes a little time to develop the nerd-eyes.
- Concentrate on learning code and the foundations of code – don’t be tempted by tools that try to hide code from you .. because in the end, you will save more time learning to code.
- Don’t just sit back and watch the videos – do the code examples, even the simple ones. Repetition is the key.
If you want to learn web development, you might as well learn from the best – that us! Why not take advantage of my popular Web Developer from Scratch training package – these are the SAME courses that K12 public schools, community colleges and career centers are using today to train their students.
If you have questions, feel free to contact me.