Now that you have a general overview of coding, it’s time to jump in and begin learning. But where do you start? You have the choice of many different coding languages and technologies – and it can be hard to decide what to learn.
Why? The main reason is because it’s especially well suited to beginners. With each line of HTML code you write, you can instantly see the resulting web page in your browser – no matter how plain and basic it may be.
Not all forms of coding are like this. Often you need to develop a fair amount of preliminary knowledge and skill before you can see the results of your efforts. And if you try to experiment, you might run the risk of breaking something!
Compared to other forms of coding, you can have a lot of fun playing around with web development as a beginner.
Easy to Set Up
The other bonus for a beginner like you is that web development is so simple to set up. Unlike other coding technologies, which might require you to…
have a certain operating system
go through a technical, complicated installation process
purchase a development license.
When you have more experience, you might want to try other forms of coding. But as a beginner, you’re better off sticking with web development. It works with any operating system, and you also don’t need to install any special web design software. All you need is a browser and a text editor.
Plus, the web isn’t owned by a corporation, so you don’t need to purchase a development license or any proprietary software. You also don’t need to pay for web hosting if you’re just getting started.
Even if you choose to move on to another form of coding, learning basic web development is a nice way to gain those foundational skills that will prove to be invaluable, whatever route you choose next.
When you try out web coding for yourself, you’ll wonder whether it really was designed especially for beginners – because it sure seems like it!
Plenty of Training Available
Another reason for learning web coding is that there’s an abundance of training available on the Internet. Makes sense, doesn’t it?
A lot of the coding training you’ll find on the Internet, such as Treehouse, has a focus on web development. It’s worth choosing web development over other forms of coding just because there’s more training available.
The next page explains how you can start learning web development. You’ll get an overview of the different parts of web coding you should learn, and you’ll find out about some of the different methods of learning them.