Do you want to learn web development but don’t know how to start?
Today I’m going to teach you the best way to learn web development. First of all, congratulations. You’ve made a great choice. So, the main thing is that you need to have the patience to read this article.
The main thing I recommend doing when starting out learning web development is to decide upon a clear end goal and keep it in mind. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need a bachelor’s degree in computer science to become a web developer and create a website.
In fact, if you follow the instructions in this article, you can become a web developer a lot quicker than you think (but it will still take some hard work!).
First, here are the steps that you’ll need to follow as a beginner web developer.
Steps to learn web development basics :
1. Learn Basics: How websites work, front-end vs back-end, using a code editor
4.Back-end Basics: Servers and databases, programming language
I recommend doing Steps 1, 2, and 3 in order. Then, depending on whether you want to focus on more front-end or back-end.
Let’s go to details –
How does a website work?
All websites, at their most basic, are just some files that are stored on a powerful computer called a server. This server is connected to the internet. You can visit these websites through a browser on your computer or your phone.
So anything that you can access in your browser which a web developer has built. Some examples are small business websites and blogs, all the apps that get you connected with the Internet like Facebook, Instagram, YouTube etc.
Front-end — this is what the end-user sees and interacts with on the page. Its all the design, fancy effects, layout and imagery that creates the user experience.
Back-end — this is the part that typically processes, stores, and manipulates data. It’s how the website or application works. Back-end developers are generally good problem solvers, logical thinkers who are interested in the functionality of a website or app. Back-end development is usually associated with server-side languages such as PHP, Python, and Ruby.
When you build a website, the essential tool that you will use is your code editor or IDE (Integrated Development Environment). This tool allows you to write the markup and code that will make up the website.
The best effect full platform is youtube. You can choose a good youtuber’s playlist and watch them one by one
Tools Package managers
Package managers are online collections of software, much of it open source. Each piece of software, called a package, is available for you to install and use in your own projects.
You can think about them like plugins– instead of writing everything from scratch; you can use helpful utilities that other people have written already.
The most popular package manager is called npm, or Node Package Manager, but you can also use another manager called Yarn. Both are good options to know and use, although it’s probably best to start out with npm.
Module bundlers and build tools like Webpack, Gulp, or Parcel, are another essential part of the front-end workflow.
Version control (also called source control) is a system that keeps track of every code change that you make in your project files. You can even revert to a previous change if you make a mistake. It’s almost like having infinite save points for your project, and let me tell you; it can be a huge lifesaver.
The most popular version control system is an open-source system called Git. Using Git, you can store all your files, and their change history in collections called repositories.
The back-end, or server-side of web development, is made up of three main components: the server, a server-side programming language, and the database.
That being said, if your end goal is to become a great front-end web developer, then you need to spend time mastering these skills. What I’m saying is, don’t let it hold you back, don’t get bogged down doing tutorial after tutorial. Get building!
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