There are a lot of free and paid resources out there about web development or known as website development. However, not all of them are straight to the point. Some posts are too lengthy and will even bombard you with tons of affiliate links. In today’s post, we will help you understand web development better, without going around the bush. Here are three tips on how to know about it more:
1. Concentrate on a single concept until you entirely grasp it.
The common issue with new web developers is that they tend to be excited in knowing a lot of concepts in a short period of time. While this is not really a bad idea, this results to information overload that is not healthy for someone new in this field. Imagine all of the technical stuff involved and having to memorize them all very fast!
There is no point on knowing about a lot of concepts when your knowledge about all of them is incomplete. It is better to focus on one concept before jumping into the next. You have to build a great foundation as you begin your journey in programming. Otherwise, it will be more difficult for you to gauge the advanced knowledge well.
2. Don’t be afraid to ask.
Many people give up on studying about web development because of all the technical jargon that involved. The problem is that many newbies are intimidated by the thought of asking questions. You can move on to another topic when there is no longer bothering you about a certain concept. Remember, there is no dumb question, especially if your query can help you understand the matter further. The best places to go to for asking are online forums. For individual attention, you can hop to the Flipped Coding to ask your queries. You can find web development blogs by the advanced developers. These people crave interaction, so they will appreciate when you ask through email or through their comment section. There are a lot of communities out there that let you interact with both new and experienced web developers.
3. Practice a skill until you master it.
Continue to practice your skills even after you already reached the advanced level of that concept. This way, you are not being stuck and you continue to learn along the way. This is also a healthy way of practicing your skills. If you don’t know how to start, you can begin with your own website.
Design it and build it until you get to the more technical stuff. You don’t really need to spend an entire day for this. Half an hour each weekday will be the minimum recommended time for practicing your web development skills.
When you follow these three tips, it is not impossible that you will become a good junior web developer later on. It will be easier for you to have a great career in the future when you start building a solid foundation by now. Get started now and learn the rest as you go along the way.