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hi help me

hi can u help me to be web developer

1 Answer

I answered your duplicate post but, will also post here since I think TreeHouse provides an excellent method for learning web development. I went from knowing very little to owning my own web dev/marketing business (me being the only employee) and having over a dozen very happy clients in a short period of time.

First - What type of web developer would you like to be? Do you want to do front-end development? If so, follow the "Front end web development" track to learn HTML, CSS and JavaScript. If you want to learn the back-end then something like the "PHP development" or "Rails development" tracks are great.

I personally focuesed on PHP/CSS/HTML and then went on to learn WordPress for my business when I started.

Second - Do you want to be your own boss and own a company or work for someone? If you want to be your own boss then I would take some of their business courses. If you want to work for someone (usually the easiest since you don't have to do any marketing) then I would pick front-end or back-end and learn it well.

Hey Philip Gales ,

how long did it take you to open your own web dev/marketing business? Last summer I've been doing html/css/js but then stopped for the next few months due to lack of time. But as the new year approaches, I am ready to dedicate 2 hours a day at most towards my coding goals.

I have a question regarding the front end web dev track and web design track. Does the web design track help you be a web designer and the front end web track help you to be a front end dev? I'm not very interested in designing.

Once I complete the front end web dev track, would it be a good idea to move onto python for back end? Would html/css/js/python be a good skillset to have?

And I want to work abroad one day once I get my skills at a high level. ive never liked where I am currently living but what prevents me from going abroad is the language barrier. I feel like the only way to work elsewhere is to be my own boss.

Did the business track help you out a lot? did you have a more business mindset after you finished?


I had a fairly strong background in business and I did study web dev elsewhere while taking treehouse courses (on a different account). I spent 6-8 hour days studying over a period of 3-4 months to perfect my skills. I was able to do this since I had just had surgery and was out of work for 6 months.

As far as html/css/js/python goes, I could not tell you since I do not know enough about python. I do know in my area, most small businesses (my target market) does not have a large enough budget to pay me for a website built from scratch so the majority of the time I am fixing a hacked website/database or customizing a template for them. Either way, I HIGHLY reccommend learning about design if you want to work with Americans or Britians and you want to be your own boss. Our cultures are different and with every foreign freelancer I have tried to hire has used a design or suggested one that did not match American culture. Further, being your own boss and only coding will be very difficult to get into as many clients will expect you to know everything or won't have the budget to outsource the design (don't outsource the design to a foreign country). All your clients will care about is if it works and does it look good to them. If you can't design anything then you will never get a chance to demonstrate how functional your code is.

P.S. I HATE art but understand the importance of a great design. Just look at the app store and see how popular apps are with good designs vs poor designs.