Burnout is, quite simply, a result of overworking. And if there’s one thing that is common amongst web developers it’s just that.
For full-time web developers, having a great workspace is key to productivity and progress. In fact, for most web developers, not enough attention is paid to the creation of a space that fosters focus, growth, and good code.
Web developers come in all shapes and sizes. There are those of us who enjoy building the foundation for a long-term relationship with clients, and others who tire quickly of the same project.
Contrary to popular belief, qualifications do not make web developers. Web development is in fact, an intricate art form and I firmly believe that there are two main qualities that differentiate web developers:
Most of us are accustomed to working as an employee for somebody else. In many ways, freelancing is still seen by most people as a luxury. But that’s for good reason.
Freelancing can be a great way to enjoy your career in web development. Individuals in all industries are taking up freelancing at an increasing rate.
With an increasing number of web developers seeking to work remotely, especially in today’s world of flexible, mobile working, securing a remote position can prove tough. Jobs aren’t scarce in web development.
With an increasing number of young people entering the industry, many aspiring web developers find themselves wondering how difficult it is to actually get a job. Forget about building your career for now, because for self-taught web developers the market can be tough.
It’s a widely debated topic amongst web developers worldwide. Is web development still as lucrative a career choice as it was in years gone by? ...or has it seen its peak? Let’s get right into it.
The best way to teach yourself web development without school is by experience. But for many, I guess that’s easier said than done. There are in fact multiple learning styles which most people can be categorized into, based on the VARK model.
Whether or not to comment your code is a hotly-debated topic in the web and software development industry.
One question which is constantly being probed by both front and back-end web developers is whether there is still a need to test websites across browsers and devices.
Life was so much easier when humans were still flexing their muscles as keen hunter-gatherers, right? Yeah… we long for the simple life too. Unfortunately, the height of a sudden surge in adrenaline is limited within the four walls of our white-washed offices these days.
Web design is often thought of as a creative profession. Weaving together the strings of a color scheme and inanimate objects on a screen is what most of us interpret as web design. However, web development, on the other hand, has a much less creative reputation.
It's 2019, and stress is everywhere. Even in the most perceivably stress-free lines of work (is that even a thing anymore?), the level of individual responsibility, and subsequently personal stress, seems to be fast increasing.
Ah, the joy of reading. It’s a pleasant pass-time that simultaneously increases our knowledge and thirst for new information. Right from the get-go, we are taught about the benefits of reading as early as elementary school.
Mental fatigue and demotivation are often experienced by all of us at one point or another, regardless of our profession. Unfortunately, working indoors and behind a screen for the majority of the day only serves to amplify this.
Content management systems have been a blessing to web developers and site administrators for over fifteen years.
When people think of web developers, a familiar, recurrent stereotype most often pops into their head. A slightly geeky, poorly groomed, glasses-wearing skinny guy, who carries his keyboard to work each day. Some web developers do look like this. But there are many that don’t.
No. Really, no. There is no good reason for any website to be serving a mobile-specific site in 2018. In fact, the idea of a “mobile” site shouldn’t even exist anymore—every site should be a mobile site.