If you want to learn Vancouver web design or web development, where do you even start? It’s hard to find the right advice without suffering from information overload. That’s why I’ve created this beginner’s roadmap! It lays out all the basics you need to learn web development. We’re going to go through each step so by the end of this guide you’ll have an understanding of the basics of web development and what skills you need to learn. Make sure to check out our Blog for more of these lessons and courses.
I recommend doing steps 1, 2, & 3 in order. Then depending on whether you want to focus on more front-end or back-end, you can do steps for A or for B. I personally think it’s a good idea for front-end web developers to learn at least a little bit of the back-end and vice-versa. Knowing the basics of both will help you know if you like front-end or back-end web development better. Sounds good! Let’s dig deeper into the roadmap.
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Lesson 1: Web Development | Vancouver Web Designer Explains
Before you get into actual coding, you’ll need to understand some general concepts. As you start your journey into web development, how websites work, the difference between front-end and back-end, and using a code editor, all websites at the most basic are just a bunch of files that are stored on a computer called a server. This server is connected to the Internet. You can then load that website through a browser like Chrome, Firefox, or Safari on your computer or on your phone. Your browser is also called the client in this situation so every time you’re on the Internet, you, the client, are loading data from the server. You are also submitting data back to the server. This back and forth between the client and the server is the basis of the internet.
Web developer roles typically fall into three categories: front end, back end, and full stack. The terms front end, back end, and full stack, web developers describe what part of the client-server relationship that you’re working with.
Front-End Web Developer: The Web Designer
If you are working on the front end, this means that you’re dealing mainly with the client-side. It’s called the front end because it’s what you can see in the browser. Front end web developers can also be called web designers. These web designers will make the front end look amazing and make it work well, with buttons, designs, and more. If you want to have a professional Vancouver web designer to design a beautiful website for you, get your free audit now!
A useful web designing tool that you can use is the Google Web Designer. It has a lot of useful and advanced tools that can help you make a very good looking website.
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