Web development as a career option has become quite popular all the more because of a huge boom in the e-commerce sector. The E-Commerce sector in India has been growing steadily with more companies gaining a huge online presence.
It is believed that in the next three years, more services and industries will resort to cloud-based delivery models as their primary channel of service. So, in such a scenario, a career in the field of web development has loads of opportunities. But, how do you go about achieving this feat? Read the following paragraphs to know more.
1) Coding – Don’t cut it anymore
Yes, it is true. We are no longer in an era where coding-decoding is limited only to a certified engineer. Today everyone build websites and many of them are involved in coding.
In order to become a strong web developer, you have to be good in two ways – depth and breadth. You need to understand the breadth of human interactions to a greater extent in order to build a team. Also understand that developers should understand the depth of the system that they are working for.
Moreover, it’s not just the developer, but even those who comprise his team that are working need to understand the intricacies of the same. And those who intend to train up other web developers should make them understand the mechanism of the same through objects and images.
2) Learning to become Tech Savvy
This is of utmost importance in a field like Web Development. Understand that you need to spend hours with the computer or the laptop and definitely with the Internet. So being Internet savvy is very much required. The basic things that you need to aware about are X-Browser, CSS and JS.
These languages list the frameworks that you should know and also platforms you should be writing and also for new trends that are coming up with each passing day. The Internet is the biggest tool and as an aspiring developer you need to understand their medium.
Understanding the perspective of the audience is a must. They must understand how to go about fitting their medium into the world of web development and how people intend to use it.
3) Playing with Technology all the More
Just learning computer languages will not help. The more you play with them the more tech savvy you become, thus paving the path towards becoming a successful web developer. Learn to play with tools related to technology and all kinds of computer languages, especially programming languages.
Also start working with software/vector graphics such as Adobe Illustrator. Once you get involved in making images using such vector graphics, you will learn that, it is probably the easiest thing to do (for web developers obviously).
So, if you are truly driven by passion, invest money in web graphics like Fireworks or Illustrator. Beginners can always check Inksacpe a free website where you get to learn a lot about the world of web development.
4) Seek Help from Experts
One of the best ways to learn web development or for that matter any other skill, seeking help from experts is probably the best way out. Interact with professionals on a daily basis and get all your doubts cleared. Question them whenever you need to understand something.
Make copious notes of how experts work on a website. Note how the menu or the content area is slated. Serving as an apprentice to an expert helps you learn a lot.
5) Master a Few Technical Features
In order to become a web developer, you have to master certain technical skills such as Hyper Text Mark-Up Language (HTML) and Cascading Stylesheets (CSS). Understand that these are the basic languages required in the world of web development. Of course the Internet is always there. But you may refer to some books that are available in the market.
6) Learn Some Extra Tool
A little bit of an extra learning always helps. So, it is advisable that you go to that extra length in order to learn a little more. These not only help you in gaining more knowledge, but also sharpen your skills to a greater extent.
Acquiring knowledge about the production process or the mechanism that drives such an event is definitely interesting as well as challenging.
7) Take Risks, Start Some Projects
Scared? Don’t be. Always remember that taking risks can help you sharpen your skills further. If you make mistakes, that are fine – it’s only a process of learning. The more risks you take, the more opportunities you develop about learning.
A Small Tip: Web designers must keep themselves abreast about all the current trends as this field, like many others are ever-growing.
Author Bio: A follower of the latest trends in education in India, Sampurna Majumder has been providing her know-how to the leading educational website Shiksha.com by writing articles and blog posts on the current educational trends in India such as these. She is a passionate writer and a blogger.