I want to be a professional web developer, please help

by tolu4you 83 replies
I don't know anything about developing a website and i have a strong passion for it. Please help me on what to do. How to do it. Is it possible through self-education. Please tell me everything i need to know. I want to know how to get my hands dirty. To know how to code is what i want. And to be
professional in it. Thanks
#programming #developer #professional #web
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  • Profile picture of the author DLycanthus
    I would suggest you just start typing things into Google like 'How to make a website' and 'HTML for beginners,' etc.

    It is very much self-teachable, as that is how I got started. There are literally thousands of tutorials and guides on how to set up the most basic of sites.

    Go through the tutorials at w3schools and also codecademy.com.

    Just keep Googling and reading articles. Reading and research is how you teach yourself!
    • Profile picture of the author tolu4you
      Originally Posted by DLycanthus View Post

      I would suggest you just start typing things into Google like 'How to make a website' and 'HTML for beginners,' etc.

      It is very much self-teachable, as that is how I got started. There are literally thousands of tutorials and guides on how to set up the most basic of sites.

      Go through the tutorials at w3schools and also codecademy.com.

      Just keep Googling and reading articles. Reading and research is how you teach yourself!
      Thanks.... I have been doing that for more than two months but I haven't found a way
  • Profile picture of the author DLycanthus
    What exactly are your questions about site building? Design? The code itself? Elaborate some more!

    My best suggestion would be to go to one of these 'free template' sites, download a template, and play around with it. Change numbers, change different text. Save after EACH change, and go refresh your page, what did it do?

    Or, you could set up a normal 'skeleton' HTML document, and just add one element at a time. Play with div tags inside the body for example. Nest them, nest them, then nest some more and throw some text in the middle, or an image. Notice what each change does.

    The only way you can learn is by continuous researching and, probably more so, by doing. Two months to master a skill is ambitious, but not likely.

    Good luck!
    • Profile picture of the author tolu4you
      Originally Posted by DLycanthus View Post

      What exactly are your questions about site building? Design? The code itself? Elaborate some more!

      My best suggestion would be to go to one of these 'free template' sites, download a template, and play around with it. Change numbers, change different text. Save after EACH change, and go refresh your page, what did it do?

      Or, you could set up a normal 'skeleton' HTML document, and just add one element at a time. Play with div tags inside the body for example. Nest them, nest them, then nest some more and throw some text in the middle, or an image. Notice what each change does.

      The only way you can learn is by continuous researching and, probably more so, by doing. Two months to master a skill is ambitious, but not likely.

      Good luck!
      The code itself... I want to know how to get my hands dirty. to know how to code is what i want. And to be professional in it. Thanks sir
  • Profile picture of the author laurencewins
    Start Googling and teach yourself. There are probably a lot of courses you can take too.
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  • Profile picture of the author ynef
    I would say forget about the frameworks and all that for now and focus on actually understanding the language itself.

    If you have absolutely no clue where to get started:

    HTML5 Introduction

    CSS3 Introduction

    These pages should explain what you need to build a basic skeleton template that you can then use on your next projects.

    You can find skeleton templates online too, but I believe it's best to build your own because you will learn a ton of stuff this way!
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  • Profile picture of the author tolu4you
    Thanks to you all
  • Profile picture of the author O0o0O
    The HTML websites are a great place to start. Also play around with making WordPress sites until you can get some good progress going.
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  • Profile picture of the author samntly
    I don't know how the rest started but I started by learning in these steps:
    1. HTML (Use daily)
    2. CSS (Use daily
    3. Javascript (depends on project)
    4. ASP / MS SQL (in college - I don't use either anymore)
    5. Coldfusion (don't use it anymore)
    6. PHP Web Programming (Use daily)
    7. MySQL Database w PHPMyAdmin (Use daily)
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  • Profile picture of the author kdavies
    Start by taking a professional course that will teach you the basics and most importantly, how to think as a programmer.

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