Many Launch manager/Strategist ask this question that what should they learn to become a web developer. They actually want to create their own sites or wants to learn how to create websites. I am also a web developer and designer. So I decided to share the most important things that you should know to create your own websites.
What Languages You Should Know to Become A Web Developer
Although web development is not a small field now but in basic level you should learn these languages :
- SQL /MySQL
These 5 are most important things because without knowing these you will not be able to create complete dynamic website. But further more there are two separate fields in web development if you are working with big software house, they keep web designer and web developer separately and hire them who are well experienced in their specific field.
Learn If You Want to Become a Web Designer
If you want to become a professional web designer, not a developer then you should have the creative mind, knowing the tricks of choosing and matching colors schemes. For web designer, these things are necessary to learn.
Photoshop / Illustrator
This software is used to create and edit designs. Designers make designs and layouts in Photoshop and then publish them using HTML and CSS codes. These software are also used to design logos and banners etc.
Html and HTML5
HTML is compulsory for creating websites layout. All web pages are created in Html. HTML5 is a new version which has new features specially for dynamic websites Although HTML5 is not compatible with old browsers but the designer should know how to create cross browsers compatibility.
CSS and CSS3
Ajax is another language which is used on the client-side to create asynchronous web applications. With Ajax, web applications can send and retrieve data from a server in the background without refreshing the display and behavior of the existing web page. It is mostly used in big websites.
Learn If You Want to Become a Web Developer
If you want to create a dynamic website then you should learn any programming language with creative logical mind and creativity add extra shine with your qualifications. An average web developer should learn:
- HTML & CSS
Basic Level of Html is necessary for web developer because programming is embed in between the tags of Html and CSS.
PHP is a server side scripting specially designed for web development. Its open source and free for everyone. To become a web developer you should have a deeper knowledge of PHP. To can make your grip strong in php by doing more practice and by solving programming challenges.
It is a database used in web development with PHP. It is also free. You should learn MySQL. Most of the queries are resemble with SQL. But should learn that how to use PHP with MySQL to create web applications.
ASP.NET is a server-side Web application framework designed for Web development to produce dynamic websites. It was developed by Microsoft to allow programmers to build dynamic websites, web applications, and web services. You should learn this too but it’s your choice whether you like PHP or ASP don’t need to learn both. In my opinion, PHP is easy to learn in starting after that you may switch to Asp.Net. Both PHP and Asp used as a programming language in dynamic websites.
How to Create Websites Without Learning any Language
If you don’t want to learn any language from above and create your website without learning these languages then don’t worry, it is also possible. You know how? Ok, let me tell you…
Use CMS (content management system) to create your websites like WordPress, Joomla, Blogger or any other Free CMS platform which you like, all are Free. I recommend you to create your website in WordPress because is easy to understand and have great features. You simply install WP and activate your theme that’s it. Its only drag and drop.
No programming skills are needed. But if you know basics of Html and CSS then it’s easy for you to customize your theme according to your requirements. I will soon share a tutorial that how to create a website in WordPress and customize its themes.
If you just want to start a website for you then I will suggest you don’t waste your time to learn difficult things like PHP programming or MySQL, simply create your website using WordPress and learn basics of Html and CSS so that you can easily customize your selected theme and make site according to your requirements with a professional look. But yes, if you want to become a professional web designer or developer then definitely you should learn all above things deeply. I hope this article will help you to decide what should you learn to become a good web developer…
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