Now that we are in the new decade, it’s natural to wonder how to keep abreast of a fast-paced industry such as web development. New trends and technologies are constantly emerging, and it can be difficult to figure out where to start or what to focus on.
Web Development In 2020 For Beginners
But we will answer you the question of what you need to know in order to learn web development in 2020. So, if you are absolutely new to this field or an experienced professional, check out the list of the 5 best skills to master or stay on top as a web developer today.
- BEST WEB DEVELOPMENT SKILLS IN 2020
- HTML and CSS
- Git and github
- Responsive Web Development and Advanced CSS
1. HTML and CSS
Regardless of which area of technology you are paying attention to, it is important to have a solid foundation in HTML and CSS. HTML or HyperText Markup Language is code that allows you to place content (for example, text, photos and videos) on a web page, as well as give it structure (for example, headings, paragraphs and footers). And CSS, aka Cascading Style Sheets, is code that lets you format and style your HTML using colors, fonts, backgrounds, and so on.
Get these fundamental skills at hand, and you will not only be able to create entire websites from scratch, but you will also have what you need to take the next step in any direction of web development.
2. Git and GitHub
As either a freelance developer or a member of the development team, you’ll need a way to keep track of your code. This is where version control begins. Simply put, this is a way to save your work, access change, and collaborate easily with others.
Git and GitHub are the most popular version control tools at the moment, so knowing them will help you manage your own projects or allow you to freely join the development team. (An interesting fact: our Git and GitHub classes here at Skillcrush have just received a major update.)
3. Responsive web development and advanced CSS
People browsing websites on any screen, from 5-inch phone screens to 32-inch desktop displays, should be available on any device today. This means that you need to know how to make websites responsive to different screen sizes using the latest industry standards and methods.
And to create websites that look beautiful and modern, you will probably want to learn all about advanced CSS. Using approaches such as CSS Grid and Flexbox will make it easier for you to host your sites and attract the attention of all potential customers and employers who are willing to pay the maximum amount for the most professional sites. (Hint: Look for an advanced CSS class here on Skillcrush soon!)
To complete your web development skillset, you can step into the backend development with some programming. Thus, in addition to the ability to create the part of the network that users see and interact (interface), programming will allow you to create and organize invisible server parts of sites, applications, and much more.
A language like Ruby will give you the ability to create web applications like Twitch, Hulu, Kickstarter, or Groupon. Or learning Python programming will help you in the most relevant areas, such as big data, machine learning, and finance.