As a new developer, the biggest help to me thus far in my coding journey has been understanding what wireframes are and how they work.
I have worked with the basics of HTML and CSS and have been working everyday to further my knowledge, including building static web pages. The problem I've been faced with is being unsure of what I wanted to build. After some research I've realized I need to understand WHAT I want the design of the page to be, which lead me to wireframing.
I am aware jumping from language to language is not advised. My primary focus is still HTML and CSS and to continue understanding the display aspect of web development. However, I think it's good practice for new developers to understand how different languages work with each other and different elements behave.
The basic takeaway from this is
- new developers should spend some time looking at wireframing to help with designing any webpage or app projects you want to build
- don't be afraid to look at other languages besides the one you are mainly focused on. Keep a main one in mind, but if you want to know how some sort of function works or something on the back end functions, don't be afraid to dive in and see! It will help with understanding development as a whole and open new chapters of learning.
Also, as a last side note, looking at other languages helps you also understand they really aren't SO different from each other, especially when you have a basic understanding of how the language works.
My question here is do any veteran developers recommend learning about wireframing in this stage or do you think there are other topics that should be covered before that? I'd love to hear some feedback!