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General Discussion

Kenneth Huddleston
Kenneth Huddleston
199 Points

Web Dev., How long will it take to learn?

Hey, i'm currently a high school student and looking to learn web development over the summer as a business opportunity. I figure for a minor its one of the most profitable skills i could learn and thus here i am. Well i have 2 months left in my summer break and was wondering if it was feasible to a real solid base on web development by the time school started back up. Assuming i would put in about 3 hours a day every day, would this be feasible? I realize this is largely relative but i am a fast learner and focused, so about how long do you think it would take me? Also, as i am looking at starting a business off of this, any tips?

4 Answers

You can easily learn HTML and CSS on this summer. Other things come along the way.

Absolutely possible. Just need to be realistic about what your skill level will be. You can learn enough to build simple sites with HTML & CSS over the last 2 months of summer. Can even move on to bigger more complex stuff by the end of the year if you can stay committed to 3 hours a day.

Gianni Zamora
Gianni Zamora
9,547 Points

I learned html and css in about a week with the videos. What the real problem is if you like web development and enjoy doing it them you will spend 3 hours learning a day, but then 5 or more hours making actual websites. Your not going to get anywhere by just watching the videos. You have to put the learning aside for a couple of days and start building anything. I signed up with tree house about 3 months ago and it has been the best investment yet.

Zoe Xiao
Zoe Xiao
7,195 Points

Just for your reference, I am currently in the middle of the web development track. I finish more than 50% and still have 18 hours remaining. As I have a day job, I learn the course in my spare time. The whole span of the course may be 40 hours(quiz,code challenge not included). You may finish it very quickly. But you have to digest the content in the videos, practice on your own, read references, complete quiz and challenges, encounter bugs and debug. This will take a long time, at least for me. These courses are project-oriented so you have to spend a lot of time on how it works. I think there is still a long way to go even when I have finished this track. Hope it helps.