Avoiding Burnout as a Web Developer in 2019

Burnout is, quite simply, a result of overworking. And if there’s one thing that is common amongst web developers it’s just that.

How To Build the Perfect Web Development Workstation

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.

How to hand off websites to your clients

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.

Do you need qualifications to freelance as a web developer?

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:

The struggles of a freelance web developer

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.

Starting a freelance web development business

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.

Why is it so hard to get a remote job as a web developer?

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.

Getting a job as a self-taught web developer

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.

Can you still make money as a web developer?

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.

How do you learn web development without school?

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.

Is commenting your code a waste of time?

Whether or not to comment your code is a hotly-debated topic in the web and software development industry.

Is cross-browser testing still necessary in 2019?

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.

I feel lazy in the office (a note to web developers)

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.

Should creative people become web developers?

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.

Maintaining a work-life balance as a stressed web developer

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.

Why Every Web Developer Should Read (about web development)

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.

Feeling Demotivated as a Web Developer

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.

When to use a CMS and when not to

Content management systems have been a blessing to web developers and site administrators for over fifteen years.

The Qualities of All Great Web Developers

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.

Do you still need a mobile-specific site in 2018?

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.

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