How to be a professional web developer


If you are looking for a career path in the technology industry, you might want to consider web development. As a web developer, you get to make interesting projects that include; creating websites, managing servers, and creating mobile applications, just to name a few. With everything going digital, every company needs the use of web technologies to keep up with the competition, and to provide basic services to all their clients. Hence the high demand of web developers all around the world.

If you are interested in joining, then it is best to start as soon as possible. Compared to other technology jobs, web development is easy to get started with. Here are the skills that you need to invest your time in.

Basic web development skills

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The best place to start as a web developer will be graphic design. Graphic design becomes relevant when it comes to creating logos, and making mock-ups. Although this kind of jobs is best left to professional graphic designers, it is best to have the necessary skills. Also, as a web developer, you might get a job that requires you to turn a mock-up into an HTML template.


Hypertext markup language, also known as HTML is the language of the web. This is a programming language used to decide how a web browser views the content on a web page. One a website, you can describe where the heading, paragraphs, and image alignment are placed.

HTML is one of the simplest technique that you can learn. It has a lot of free learning resources dedicated to it, making it the perfect language to learn.


CSS or Cascading Style Sheets is a programming language used to design and style HTML, giving it all the needed uniqueness and make a website stand out from the rest. For instance, if you want to highlight all links, or change their colors, then CSS is the tool to do that.


Once you are proficient with the skills above, then it is time to delve into the world of JavaScript. Unlike the other skills, JavaScripts will introduce you into complex programming, helping you learn the basics of computer programming while giving you more control over the web pages that you create.

Back-end development

lksadnlvnaklsdnvlndlvnlskdvnlaskdnvlksadvaAs a back-end developer, you will be able to make applications that store data in a database, and use servers to provide the best surfing experience. To be a full web-developer, then back end development is a skill that you will need to master. Some of the most common back-end programming languages include PHP, Perl, Ruby on Rails, Python, and JavaScript (Using frameworks such as Node JS).