Learning web development is just as easy.
Learning a new skill is often intimidating at first; knowing where to start, who to listen to, what to ignore – it can be a difficult process to get moving. That’s what this post is for.
It will help you plan out what to learn and in what order, hopefully making what seems like a big hurdle much lower, keeping you interested and encouraging you to carry on learning!
So what’s the first thing to do, right now.
Go for it
This is the most crucial part of any learning process – once you’ve made the decision to broaden your horizons by learning a new skill you’re over the first hurdle!
Now you want to build web pages and and be called a web developer. It is not as difficult as you think, turn on your computer and start coding HTML
What is HTML?
HTML abbreviation for Hyper Text Markup Language, is a Markup Language to put together the structure of a web page. Think of HTML as the skeleton of a webpage. There is no website or webpage on the internet that does not use HTML. Without HTML, the web would not be possible.
What HTML is not
HTML is not a programming language. Please don’t confuse the two concepts. A programming language has logical and computational capability to instruct a computer to do some operations, not come skeletal system. A markup language, on the other hand, is static and is only used to organize data in a specific structure. HTML in our case is used to give structure to a web page.
How long will it take me to learn HTML?
This is totally dependent on your learning speed and commitment, usually, it may take you 1-2 weeks to complete HTML, and about a month of practice to get comfortable with HTML. The key is to apply your learning and build projects. The easiest project you can create is your own personal website. You need your own presence online. Social media profiles are not enough. You want your own website where you can express yourself and your skills. This course will give you all the skills to build that website.
With more practice, you can start building websites for clients as well and start charging for your services.
No theory here
One thing you should know about learning, especially how to code is that, there are needs to turn on your computer and start coding almost everyday than reading all the web development book you have.
Coding is more practical than theoretical, forget your class room experience, that theory does not exist here, you have to make so many mistakes writing funny codes before you start building something you can be proud of
One at a time
Another important lesson you should learn is discipline, don’t be the jack of all trades, because you will end up not mastering any.
Sometimes I see learners trying to lay their hands on everything and get it all done at once, sorry, but it doesn’t work that way for most people.
During your early web development classes, it’s always best to take it one at a time, and the best place to start is mastering your HTML and CSS, before moving into basic web programming languages such as js, PhP etc.
There you have it, just the few basics things to note as you journey to become a developer.
Learning with our community
Recently we debated about starting our web development classes, and finally, we are ready to take in new students.
Learning in groups is of the my biggest programming secrets, because when the going gets tough, you seek for help, from your fellow developers, or maybe a professional.
To sign up for our web development classes, use the link below to get started.