Ultimate Guide to Start your Web Development Career

Welcome to the ultimate guide (Part 1: Fundamentals) to how to be a professional web developer.

Before starting off let me tell you what all we are going to cover in this article and what all you will accomplish in the end.

We’re going to start off with the basics first. From the basic elements and code that you want to learn and from where, till the more professional courses you should take in order to build a fortress on top of the fundamental base or the knowledge that you learnt in the initial modules.

Of course I’ll not be talking about how each and everything functions in a detailed way rather I would guide you as to where you can go looking for that piece of information and what next you should cover.

Please note that this article is on the content developed and marketed by Pluralsight.

Let’s Begin

For anything to happen you should first have a hands-on experience of the fundamental building block of a webpage or a website. By fundamental, I mean that without getting to know (and implementing) these concepts you wouldn’t be able to build a web page.

HTML

You might have heard of HTML and its importance. For any web page to at least get recognised by the browser as a website, the page should be in sort of a markup language.

What you will learn in Pluralsight’s HTML courses:

  • Properly define your HTML markup
  • HTML5 elements and JavaScript APIs
  • HTML that is descriptive and meaningful
  • Reusable web components and much more.

As mentioned by Pluralsight, the goal of their HTML courses is to create a solid foundation of HTML fundamentals and also help the learners learn about what’s new in HTML5 (which is the latest version of HTML).

The courses are segregated into 3 categories.

Beginner, Advanced and Intermediate. The advanced and the intermediate categories cover topics like CSS (Cascaded style sheets) and Javascript for which the definition and links have been provided below.

HTML link – https://www.pluralsight.com/paths/html5

CSS

Writing HTML of a page is the first step that you need to do. The next step is to redesign how your webpage looks like. This is done with the help of Cascading Style Sheets. Pluralsight’s CSS tutorials make sure that you learn the CSS from scratch till you’re well off of writing your own code to design the webpage on your own.

What you will learn in PluralSight’s CSS courses:

  • Cascading and inheritance in CSS
  • Layouts with CSS
  • CSS positioning with complex layouts
  • Typography basics, performance and polish and much more.

LINK – https://www.pluralsight.com/paths/css

Javascript

Now that you figured out how to design a webpage, its time to make it more functional. And by functional I mean – Its time to make the webpage work however you want it.

Javascript is the last building block that comes into play when designing a website.

What you will learn in Pluralsight’s JS courses:

  • Basics of programming and the JavaScript syntax
  • Object-oriented programming in JavaScript and much more.

Also, the JS course is further subdivided into 3 categories: Beginner, Advanced and Intermediate. Depending on how well you know programming or JS you can choose the category you want and learn!

LINK- https://www.pluralsight.com/paths/javascript

Conclusion:

Part 1 of this long post is completed. In this, we covered the basic building blocks or the knowledge that you need in order to start your web development journey.

In the next parts, we’ll dive more into how and what tools and languages come into play when deploying a fully functional website.