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Web Career

Discussion in 'Web Design' started by Withers, Sep 10, 2014.

  1. Withers

    Withers Newbie

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    Hey guys, I am a 22 year old aspiring web developer/designer from Toronto. I am very interested in this field and am very new to it. I have recently been taking the Web Development track over at Treehouse and am learning a lot. I am only familiar with HTML and CSS but would like to add PHP in there eventually. Is this a good career path? I am very determined and study/work every night at Treehouse and enjoy it. Is it too late for me to try and learn web design/development? I read the sticky which cleared up a lot of questions I initially had. Is this field in demand right now? Like I said I am in Canada so it may not be the same for the U.S. I enjoy making the layout of the page and using CSS to add style/layout. Do I have to learn Photoshop and those sorts of skills to become a designer? I am not expecting this to happen overnight but I would eventually like to land a job in the web industry and am working towards that goal. Is this goal attainable for someone with no prior programming experience? Thanks very much.
     
  2. burner00

    burner00 Newbie

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    Yes Web Development is definitely one the most hottest career out there in programming field. If you master it to the core you can land a job anywhere in the world.

    PHP is something i wouldn't consider as your first programming language for the web because many beginners learn bad practices and it can carry on later in their web career. I would start with Ruby and Rails

    Have a look at this free curriculum for becoming a web developer from scratch:

    google "theodinproject"
     
  3. robtrip

    robtrip Newbie

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    Sure web development can be a great career, very much in demand. As the previous poster suggested I'm not sure PHP is the best first proper programming language, having said that it really depends what you want to focus on. Definitely adding some basic levels of photoshop mastery to your html/css learnings would be invaluable. Then you have to decide are you more interested in layouts/design or more backend/platform creation. They are quite different skillsets and I find usually one is better/prefers one or the other. I'm personally a backend guy who can do the html/css stuff with the help of customizing themes but i hate it. I'd recommend Python, check some codeacademy classes.
     
  4. rob1977

    rob1977 Power Member

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    There is something odd about this conversation, I'm betting all three of the above posters are the same people.
     
  5. thehoots

    thehoots Newbie

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    The original post would be an odd one to create if he or she planned on replying to the post with another account; if those posts are indeed from one individual, I cannot see how it would benefit that individual aside from increasing post counts.

    Regardless, the question is a simple, silly question. I think the answer is painfully obvious and obviously painful ;-)