What is Web Development?

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Building and maintenance of websites are called Web Development. The work of web development takes place behind the scenes to make a website workfast, look great and perform well with a seamless user experience.

Web developers are also known as ‘devs’, they do their work by using a variety of coding languages. The coding languages they use hangs on the task’s types they are performing and the platforms on which they are working.

Web development is a great career option because web development skills are in high demand worldwide and well paid too. This field is one of the easiest accessible higher paid field and in this you do not need a traditional university degree to become qualified.

 Web development is generally broken down into two types as : front-end (the user-facing side) and back-end (the server side). Let’s dive into the details.

Comparing Front-End and Back-End Development

In front end developers take care of design, layout and interactivity using HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Developers take this idea from the drawing board and turn it into reality.

As the visual aspect of the website, what you see and what you use, the text and the drop down menus, are all brought together by the front-end dev, programs written by them to bind and structure the elements, make them look nice, good and add interactivity. Through a browser these programs are being run.

All is going on behind the scenes by the backend developer engineers. In this the data is stored, and if there is no this data, then there would be no front end. The web consists of the server that hosts the website in the backend, an application for running it and a database to contain the data.

To ensure that the server, the backend dev uses computer programs, the database and the application run smoothly together. The dev needs to inspect what a company’s needs are and provide right programming solutions. They use a variety of server-side languages, like PHP, Ruby, Python and Java to do all this amazing stuff.

About Full-Stack Development

You could consider becoming a Full-Stack Developer, if both Frontend and Backend development appeal to you.

The front-end and the back-end, both are cared by the Full stackers, and should need to know how the web works on all levels, in order to dictate how the client and server sides will relate. Naturally, it will take longer, working up to this level of expertise, as there is more to learn.

The youngsters of today would like to know how to get started with web development. If anyone has his own business, then he wants to create or have the website. Possibly, maybe anyone just like and want to get involved with the development side and want to know more.

If someone thinks to begin by looking on the internet, expect to be mind-boggled. On the internet, there is very much stuff out there and where to begin can be confusing. Business needs a website for so many reasons.   

If someone wants to go further in this field then he must have knowledge about HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

·       HTML – This is the base of making and building your web page. HTML is everything which is needed to hold the structure together, i.e. header, body and paragraph tags.

·       CSS – Look and styling are managed by CSS.

·       JavaScript – JavaScript adds the dependent elements and communication tools, to make better the user experience.

Do your research & get inspired

You will be reading lots of articles and books, as well as other people’s code, when you start out in web development. There is nothing to come up with something nobody has ever seen before. There are many materials available like code snippets, (open source) projects and free libraries that you can use to build your first projects. From looking at the work of others, you can gain lots of inspiration.

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