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.

Why are Drupal websites always so clunky and ugly?

We know. Everybody knows. Drupal websites are ugly. A lot of the time. But why is this the case, exactly? There are a few reasons, and if you read into it, it actually makes sense.

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.

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.

Why Hire a Developer When I Can Build a Website Myself?

Over the last ten years or so, web development technology has significantly progressed. By today, it has become easier and easier for business owners to create their own website, often in a matter of days — or even hours.

The Top 5 Podcasts for Web Designers & Web Entrepreneurs in 2016

Many of us simply don’t have spare hours to spend catching up on multiple blogs and studies every week. This makes podcasts a great tool for web designers and digital entrepreneurs, as they bridge the gap between a constant lack of time, and learning new things.

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