Phew! Learning web development is like partaking in a journey wrapped in a marathon while swimming upstream with a bear and unicorn chasing you. This challenging-ness doesn’t mean we shouldn’t take the first step, or the next step, or the one after that in becoming a web developer.
Where to begin?
As you and many of your peers are taking the steps towards becoming proficient in HTML, CSS, and JS, I often get asked the following question: How do I get started? What is the best way to learn?
The first step is in finding out how comfortable you are with the basic web concepts. The Building Your First Web Page
Be Consistently Persistent
The most important thing is to keep at it. Be persistent. You will run into roadblocks. Your code will look 100% correct, yet it won’t work in the browser. The
div element that should be left-aligned will be center-aligned for some reason. When someone on a mobile device visits your page, the page freezes. There will be no shortage of issues you will run into, but tackling each issue head-on will teach you important techniques that will help make you a better developer.
Remember: you are not alone in this. Don’t hesitate to post on the forums
if you need some pointers from me and a community of over 200k developers like yourself who are at various stages of becoming a web developer who will be happy to help you out! 🐘
Till next time!