Intermediate · Course · 1-4 Weeks
Skills you'll gain: Application Development, Computational Thinking, Computer Programming, Design and Product, Product Design, Software Engineering, Computer Science, Software Engineering Tools
Beginner · Guided Project · Less Than 2 Hours
People who are willing to spend long periods of time at their computers, figuring out complicated codes are best suited for roles in web development. That means you must be able to focus and concentrate, sometimes for hours at a time. You'll also need to be creative, especially if you choose to specialize in front-end web development. A website needs to be functional, but it must look appealing as well. Web developers should have a good eye for detail too. One small mistake, and the entire website could go down. Finally, you'll need to have good customer service and communication skills. While you'll spend a lot of time working independently, you'll also have to collaborate with clients and colleagues.
Anyone who enjoys computers and technology and wants a career or hobby that allows them to use their knowledge of computers and creativity may be suited to learn web development. Even if you just want to create your own personal website or a site for your business, learning web development can provide you with some of the skills and knowledge necessary to do so. Learning web development skills can also help set you up for careers in other fields, like graphic design, computer programming, software development, and computers systems analysis.