"A Venture without a Website is like a car without wheels."
In 2020, almost three fourth of the world is on the web. Be it you, your purpose or your business, the most significant medium to be seen is the internet. If we look at the websites, people can be on either side, One who is consuming or getting benefited by its existence known as receivers, and the other who is creating it known as senders.
Has the idea of designing a website enthralled you ever? Have you ever hovered over the graphics and dynamics of a website and it has fascinated you about how it all works.? Yes, I get your excitement there. If you are a newbie yet to explore the whats and hows of website developing, let me get you there.
Lets Unweb the Web.!
Why should you take up web development as a career?
Web development has become an emerging career opportunity nowadays, which requires a combination of skills altogether. If you are someone who has balanced sight of creativity and interest in technicalities simultaneously, you should definitely think about this career perspective. Web development is a cumulative opportunity to land you into a good-paying job at the end of the day. You can consider the roles to be flexible, unlike stringent IT job roles where the regularity ends up being monotonous. Here you get to explore every day a new perspective, a new design, a new approach of designing, a new strategy to code.
You can go for a full-time job, it enables you to put it on the side seat too where you can freelance, sitting at home and earn lots of money.
What exactly happens in web development?
Before we step into this, let me clear the air first. Web development is not equal to web designing and vice versa. Web development is a cumulative procedure which accumulates all the aspects of it, and web design is one such aspect only.
Who is a Web Developer?
In the simplest term, a Web developer can be defined as a person who converts a design into a line of codes. When a client demands a website, It is first put into a structural layout where website designers create the aesthetics of the page. Designers fall into two categories;
- UI designers: UI(User interface) designers decide the visual appearance of the website. The graphics, the images, the typography and colours.
- UX designers: UX(User experience) designers decides the functionality of the website. They look into the prototype, wireframes, design interaction, navigation and deal with user research scenarios.
After the integration of all designing parameters, there comes the part of a Web developer who translates the designing aspect into the line of codes. They build the interface between the machine and the client.
1.FRONT- END DEVELOPER:
HTML(Hypertext markup language) is the markup language which configures the content part of the website. It codes the framework and decides the structure in terms of heading, tables and paragraphs.
CSS (cascading style sheet) is a style sheet language which helps in the presentation of the document written in HTML. It develops style into image, colour, graphic formats.
2.BACK -END DEVELOPER:
While front end developers deal with the look and feel of the website and convey it to the users, Back end developers do the interfacing between website and server. They build codes which back website server and database systems.
Their role is very crucial and is rooted since the whole reliability of the website depends on them. Imagine you are trying to reach a website, and it shows “404 error”. Yes, that’s what!. This is how crucial it gets when it comes to the back-end. Basically, these developers use coding languages like Java, Python, Ruby and PHP for the purpose.
3.FULL-STACK WEB DEVELOPERS:
Full-stack is closest to the wholesome development of the website. One who is the jack of all trades. One should always look up to become a full-stack developer. A full-stack developer is one who takes on all the aspects, designing, front end and back end at the same time. Generally, one getting into this field often starts with the front end. After harnessing years of experience, and encompassing all the skills, one step up to become a full-stack developer.
As a full-stack developer, though the responsibility increases, it becomes easier to connect all the designing dots and convenient to relate the fragments when you do it by yourself all together.
So, yes, getting into the shoes of full-stack does not come easy, but it’s worth it as it enhances your employability, garlanding your job value in the market. You just need to focus on your goal and make a start. Its comes conveniently nowadays with various full-stack web development certified programs across various learning platforms to help you kickstart in the first place. We will cover the tools and job opportunities for web development in the next blog.
Have a great time, my dear learners.!