There are many benefits to getting into web development, but the hurdles can also seem impossible to overcome. It’s not that hard once you know what the obstacles are and how to overcome them. Even if you don’t have the right education, technical knowledge, or just don’t know where to start, you don’t have to throw in the towel.
You don’t have the right training. Most web development companies require their employees to have formal education. If you don’t have it, it can seem almost impossible to get started in the business.
Solution: Web development companies are often looking for people with formal training, but if you can show them that you have previous experience in the business, there is a very good chance that they are still considering hiring you.
You have no technical knowledge. OK, that most likely means you are just starting out. I went there myself. And if there seems to be a lot of technical information, you should know you are absolutely right. The thing is, you’re heading into a technical area and there’s no getting around it.
Solution: Start with the basics. In web development, it’s HTML. My suggestion is that you go to your local bookstore and find a beginner’s HTML book. Once you feel ready to move on to the next level, you will know it.
You do not know where to start. There are many technologies involved in web development. What makes it so exciting is that many technologies have to work together to achieve the desired results. To put it bluntly, you won’t get into web development mastering just one technology. Now, if you don’t know where to start, you’ve got a problem.
Solution: Always start with the basics. As I suggested earlier, this is HTML. When you have achieved a fundamental level of proficiency in HTML, you need to move on. The technologies in which you absolutely must master are CSS and Java Script. CSS is also known as Cascading Style Sheets and is used to give the website the look and feel that the web designer wants. Java Script is used to create dynamic effects on the website, such as hover menus.
HTML, CSS, and Java Script are all client-side technologies. Mastering these 3 technologies might have landed you a job in the company 10 years ago. These days, however, you will need to master server-side technologies such as PHP or dot NET.
Source by Michael B Humphrey