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:

What is the best way to learn Drupal?

Drupal is one of the most popular open-source content management systems used by web developers today. It’s often touted as the enterprise CMS of choice and is popular among businesses and organizations of all sizes.

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.

Using Drupal 7

Why are Drupal sites being built with Drupal 7 in 2019?

It’s been a few years since Drupal 8 saw its first official release. By now, the Drupal community is well into playing catch up, with many of the most popular contributed modules now ported to and supported by the latest version of the CMS.

Is it worth using Drupal for a small website?

It could be. Honestly, it could go either way. Whether it’s worthwhile to run Drupal or not depends less on the number of pages or size of the website, and has far more to do with other factors such as the complexity of the pages and site itself.

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.

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.

Free Drupal Themes: DON'T Use Them

There is a wide selection of themes available online for Drupal. Many of them are high-resolution, responsive themes which utilize progressive enhancement to deliver a great experience to your audience.

Is Drupal dead in 2019?

Whether Drupal’s user base is growing or stagnant in size has been a hotly debated subject. For years.

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.

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.

Is Web Development Still a Good Career? (in 2019)

Conventional web development is dead. Or rather, the conventional path to becoming a seasoned web developer in high demand is no longer the same. The web development practices of five years ago differ vastly than what is required today.

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