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General Discussion

Scope of a web developer

Given all the supplemental courses in the library I wanted to know where I should be focusing my attention for future study. For instance, I purely want to be a web developer.

I'm enrolled in the new Techdegree and it gives a syllabus as to what must be completed. If I wanted to learn more about Sass, would it be better to take more advanced courses on that topic than worry about learning how CSS Transitions and Transforms work since that appears to be more geared towards web designers?

1 Answer

Konrad Pilch
Konrad Pilch
2,435 Points

HTML, CSS are the must you need to know, you need to know them outside and inside, if I wake you up at midnight you should be able to write me a website in these [whatever they are called xD, HTML and CSS :D ].

Then you need to know JavaScript.

You can go on and learn PHP too, it wont take you long after you get understanidng of JS.

Now you have a basic web development knowldege.

Now you can e.g. go on Ruby on Rails, node.js, python whatever you can come up with..

But HTML/CSS and JS are the basics. PHP i guess, its good for beginners anyways, not to mention it will come very natural once you get JS, so it wont be any problem.

Web Developer, means that you develop websites, so you shoudl know about transform anyways.. if your a designer or not, because if you need to use a transform, you are the web developer and you need to make it work : p I mean, its under the web developer right? if you get me.

Hope this helps.