For any one thats looking at getting into web development I have some advice. In watching a video today I saw this in the comments…
i want to be a website desinger i am 19 turning 20 this year, i really wanna be a website designer,my brother advised me to go take classes, is it worth it?
I had been in this exact position before, so I left the following response. I shared with him what I wish others would have shared with me as I stepped into coding.
Yes! Way worth it! I have some great insight give your situation. Im turning 20 this next month.
I was going through the standard 4 year business degree process, and not really liking it. I took an HTLM class (just because I was interested) and I am so happy about it. You should really do it!
Don’t be intimidated by everything, its not only easy to learn but also a very accessible field! You can get a start by doing one simple thing; learn HTML.
I would recommend taking a good class if possible of course. On top of that there we have a great you can get help from. Check out http://www.codecademy.com/ or use google to find local “meetUps”. Using those two tools (and many others you can find) you can not only be well prepared for your classes but could even bypass much schooling.
*somthing I wish I would have been told going into this…
I jumped into web dev completely clueless, I didn’t know why I was learning what I was or how it all fell together; here is a short guide/explanation as to where to start and how everything falls together.
First you will need to learn HTML (as stated). HTML is the code that deals with the content of a site. Titles, links, pictures, ect. are all in HTML.
As you are learning HTML you will be learning CSS, which works in sync with HTML to structure your websites layout. This will make things sit in different spots or change the color of different divisions of your site.
Learning each of these is the very foundation of everything you need to know. You will be amazed how simple it is and as soon as you learn them you will be able to actually make websites!
Good luck with everything, and remember that networking is key! People will be more than happy to help you along if you show the drive an desire!