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Where To Start

To become a web developer, start with the subjects below,
in the following order:


HTML

1. Create your first web page

The first thing you have to learn, is HTML, which is the standard markup language for creating web pages.

Learn HTML

CSS

2. Style your web page

The next step is to learn CSS, to set the layout of your web page with beautiful colors, fonts, and much more.

Learn CSS

JavaScript

3. Make your web page interactive

After studying HTML and CSS, you should learn JavaScript to create dynamic and interactive web pages for your users.

Learn JavaScript



What's Next?

Now you know how to use HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
to create, style, and make interactive web pages.

The next step is to publish your website,
so that the rest of the world can see your work.

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Front-End Developer!

People who create websites and web applications for a living, are called Front-End Developers.

Tip: Many Front-End Developers also have basic knowledge of different CSS and JavaScript frameworks and libraries, like Bootstrap, SASS (CSS pre-processor), jQuery and React,
and the popular version control system, Git.

What About Back-End?

Front-end development refers to the client-side (how a web page looks).
Back-end development refers to the server-side (how a web page works).

Front-end code is used to create static websites, where the purpose is to display the web page. However, if you want to make your website dynamic (manage files and databases, add contact forms, control user-access, etc.), you need to learn a back-end programming language, like PHP or Python, and use SQL to communicate with databases.

A list of other popular languages can be found on our Homepage.