In December of 2020, I decided to pursue a career as a web developer - in this series of articles I'll be talking about the steps I took. You don't have to follow these exact steps, however I wanted to write about my experience and on top of that I hope to motivate some of you future developers who are currently trying to forge your own path!
I'm far from a full stack web developer, nevertheless I have the mindset of learning new things everyday. Taking that in account, I've accomplished a lot of my goals that I had in mind when I was starting. One of them was securing an internship and working what I love.
I have to say that I had prior programming knowledge before I started learning with a more serious approach. Where did I start? CSS. I practiced CSS a LOT. It might sound weird, but if you start working with responsive designs, grid designs, flexbox and the rest, you need to know CSS quite well.
I recommend everyone who's a beginner to use Bootstrap's Grid system.
As I was working through the grid system, I was acquiring knowledge in colors. Adobe Color is an amazing tool which assisted me in choosing and picking colors.
My way of learning is making projects - in my opinion that is the best way to learn a skill. I picked up a Udemy course about CSS and created a website called Omnifoods.
I'm in love with Octopus since it makes sure you plan out your website prior to doing the programming.
That's how I started out, in the next article I'll be talking how I learned about API's, Node.js and much more. Thanks for reading!