How to Learn Web Development and What to Learn to Be a Web Developer?

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Web development which is one of the greatest field of computer science and engineering is becoming popular day by day. A web developer is worth enough to make a good salary independently.

In this post, I will discuss everything about how you can become a good web developer. What you have to learn for learning web development is the main topics of this article.

If you want to learn web development, then it is a very good decision to establish yourself in this competitive era. You should have a great patience to become a web developer.

Otherwise you will not be able to do better for yourself or your client. Now, let’s talk about what you should learn as a beginner at web development career.

What to learn for web development career?

Here is a list that what you have to learn to become a web developer. You have to bear in mind that a web developer is also a web designer.

See also 8 best techniques of how to make a user friendly website.


HTML makes the basic structure of website. Every website of this world has to use this markup language to make the structure or skeleton of their website. So, you must have to learn HTML first to start your web development journey.

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There are many resources to learn html in YouTube or google. You can learn from video tutorial or some really awesome website like w3schools, freecodecamp etc.

2. CSS

CSS stands for Cascading style sheets. Whatever website you see, modern design, various color, different layout, box, border etc everything are made by CSS.

It is must for web design as well as web development. You can use same resource as html to learn CSS as well.

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After learning CSS you will be able to design any website whatever you like. You should practice regularly to make any website layout using html and CSS to gather practical knowledge of it.

By learning CSS you have completed the beginner step to become proficient in web development.

3. Bootstrap as a CSS framework

Bootstrap is the most popular CSS framework now which makes the CSS easy to use.

You may have heard some other CSS framework like foundation, bulma, UIkit, semanticUI etc but bootstrap is using most among the developers for web design and development.

As a beginner at web development it will be a good decision to start with bootstrap.

To learn this you can go to their website and learn about their functionality and use. You can also learn from many resources at YouTube and google.

If you want to become only a web designer then you can gather more knowledge about these three things as well as you have to learn some use of jQuery plugins.

Although it is not recommended to learn use of jQuery plugin before learning basic use of JavaScript. But you can learn it to become a web designer at basic level.

After learning all these 3 things you will be a basic web designer. You can start your web designing career by learning these things. But as you want to become a web developer, so never stop learning.

Now, you are ready to start learning web development. There are still many things you should learn to become a web developer. Now, let’s talk about that.

Dive into web development

After learning web design, this is your time to go for web development. Web development is more complex then design but not impossible to learn.

4. JavaScript

JavaScript is a programming language and it is called the heart of a website. Every interaction you see when you visit a website woks by JavaScript. What will happen if you click any button or link is given by JavaScript.

You can give various design also to your website using JavaScript. It is the most powerful language for website development. Without learning this you can’t think to become a web developer.

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There are so many resources also to learn this language in google and YouTube. It will take some time to learn but it is necessary for web development.

But you have to learn this with full patience. After that you will know the functionality of jQuery plugin very well. Then you will be able to use jQuery plugins very well.

5. JS Framework

After completing JavaScript in your journey to web development, you have to start with a JavaScript framework.

There are number of JavaScript framework like React, Vue, Angular, Backbone, Ember etc.

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Now the most confusing thing is that what should I learn among all these framework? Different developer can suggest you different framework. But you have to take the decision yourself.

As a beginner at web development react would be a good choice. You can start with this.

There’s also many website to learn react. But if you want to learn another, you can do this. Every framework has demand if you learn deeply and use properly.

6. For backend

For backend of website you can learn PHP, Node JS, Java or or some other programming languages.

I will recommend you to go with Node JS as you already have learn JavaScript or you can also learn PHP as it is very popular still now.

You can take the idea about which language should you learn for which purpose by reading our this post.

Top 15 programming languages and their use.

Other things for web development

Besides learning all these things you have to learn some other small things like Dev tools, NPM, Domain and hosting, IDE (Integrated Development Environment), GitHub, Jason, Ajax, Firebase etc to the journey of web development.

So, in the way to become a web developer you have to learn many things and it can take about a few years if you adhere to it.

You should bear in mind that these things will not remain same all the time. They are changing almost every year.

For this you should have connected to their website for getting their update regularly. That will help you to grow your confidence to this web development sector.

So, never be late. Only the way to learn is “Start Now”.  The world is going with an immense speed and you have to keep pace with it.

I hope it is clear to you that what you have to learn for web development now. I have discussed broadly about this.

Please, tell us your opinion bellow the comment box and let us help you to learn web development. We are very font of hear from you.

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