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what is best track to start with for inexperienced person?

I am really starting from the beginning and trying to learn some new skills. Which track would be the most basic, the best one to start learning with? Thank you.

6 Answers

Of course, that question is very broad. I'm sure there are a lot of opinions out there. I like your question as I think it is a very relevant and pressing question for beginners. Allow me to impart my perspective. It depends on your goals. Web design is approachable and rewarding. It allows you to overcome potential fears and frustrations with abstract thinking. It also helps enforce attention to details (without discouraging the learner). You may find that you make small and simple mistakes that force you to be resourceful. Fantastic! Use the forums and other sources on the internet. One of the first steps is knowing how to ask the right questions for a specific problem. Web design track is terrific environment to help you start thinking critically, especially if you are just starting.

Thank you. Just started on that. I would like to learn a new skill for a career. Recently, a couple of volunteer organizations I work with need web pages and to utilize donor databases and no one on the boards have any idea how to do that. Seems to be a skill, that if I can really develop, is quite marketable and I can take with me wherever I go. Although I have very limited computer experience, I do think I am a fast learner. So maybe it's a pipe dream, but this website seems to break it down into the basics I need to learn these skills.

Patrick Cooney
Patrick Cooney
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Let me preface this by saying this is entirely my opinion and should not be treated as anything other than one man's opinion. That said, I would advise you, if you are looking for marketable skills, to look more at the backend development. There are a LOT of people that want to be web designers/frontend developers. I'd say 4 out of 5 people on these boards are interested in design or frontend development. There is just a ton of competition for these positions.Unless you have some natural design ability it's going to be tough to compete for a job designing websites. I went through all of that while hunting for print design jobs. It's not easy to be a designer in today's world. That's why I started learning to develop in the first place. I mean I also really enjoy it but it's a pretty safe career field too. Just my two cents. Do with this information what you will.

That's why I am here at Treehouse. Trust me, I've had no formal computer science exposure or schooling. I have a dream that I am trying to make a reality. I have also subscribed to many paid and well-known online programs. I think each has its strong points, but I would recommend Treehouse because of their approach to the teaching process. The instructors are thorough and people here care. (I don't work for Treehouse and I do not receive any financial benefits for my involvement or comments, directly or indirectly) Might I add that i have never felt compelled to get on a forum. My experience here is the very first time I felt inspired to do so. Anyway, you can do it and I believe Treehouse can help.

Thank you! I wish you the best! How long have you been studying various courses and here?

Thank you so much Patrick! That is really important information. To be honest, I don't even know what backend development even means at this point, but I will look into it. That is exactly the kind of thing I need to know.

Thank you James, will check it out.