Yash Gupta
Yash Gupta

Yash Gupta

Getting started in Web Development

Getting started in Web Development

Introduction to the world of web which can be overwhelming to many

Yash Gupta
·Aug 18, 2021·

3 min read

Many of you would like to know how to get started in the world of web development but getting intimidated is obvious with the plethora of information available on the internet about the topic. Here I'll help you to get your journey started with some basic and important foundational steps.

1. Start with HTML, CSS, and Javascript

It’s likely that you have heard of all three of these but what do they do?

-->HTML – this is the foundation of building your web page. It’s everything that is needed to hold the structure together i.e. body, header, and paragraph tags.

-->CSS – this deals with the way things look and the styling.

-->JavaScript – this adds the interactive elements and communication tools, improving the user experience

2. Code and do it now

There are tons of resources available and one of them is freecodecamp.org and which has been free to use. This will take you through the basics of HTML, and CSS. Work your way through to the finish and you should have a much better understanding of how to use all of this coding.

3. Use free resources, they have big potential

Starting out in web development isn’t expensive apart from your hardware. There are some great software products out there that you can use for free. However, it’s not easy to decide which people and resources to follow, when there are tons of them out there.

  • Check out various popular web development blogs that helps you get ideas and updates on any topic in web development.
  • Build a network of people you follow on Twitter and GitHub and try to engage in relevant conversations.
  • Explore new resources, tools, and content on Product Hunt, dzone, Reddit

4. Know the necessary design skills required

These days, with ever-changing “design standards” it’s not only important to learn the basics of good design, but also to keep your design skills up-to-date. It doesn’t matter how good you are today but how fast you improve your design skill every day.

5. Getting a similar and familiar text editor

A programming-friendly text editor is a must-have for every web developer. It’s the place where you’ll spend most of your time, so make sure you secure the best option available to you. Whether it’s Vim, Sublime Text, Notepad++, or Eclipse — choose the tool which is the best fit for you.

6. Learn to track bugs and solve them

Most people think bug tracking is not for beginners. But having a workflow in a place where you collect and track bugs and allow your users to report bugs is essential for a successful web development project. This will not only make it easier to solve errors but also make you familiar with unforeseen future

 
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