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Originally posted on March 2nd, 2017:

Through the last two years, though mostly in the last year, I have been focused on learning Html5, CSS3, Jquery, and basic Javascript. I have used many different online resources such as TeamTreehouse, Codecadamy, and Udemy just to name a few.

I have acquired a solid understanding of the basics of these four technologies. I have completed all of these courses multiple times and took notes to really understand why and how to implement each technology appropriately.

There is one course in particular that I highly recommend to anyone wanting to learn web development. The Web Developer Bootcamp by Colt Steele is the most comprehensive course that can take you from beginner to having the skills to land a front-end developer job.

Though I learned a lot of fundamental knowledge through these tutorials, the majority of my understanding came through building many different personal projects utilizing each of these technologies for practice.

I have a solid grasp of Html5, CSS3, and Jquery, and I understand the fundamentals of basic Javascript. Now that I feel comfortable knowing how and when to apply these skills to each project, my current focus is to master Javascript.

I am very intrigued by this language and I want to master it completely. I can see the power it has and the possibilities, so I will only be learning and building projects that help me understand it completely.

After I get a solid grasp on Javascript, I plan on learning the front end framework React and Redux. I plan on building a few apps with these and then get a job programming in Javascript and the front end in general. I also have plans to start learning PHP and MySql for the backend after I master Javascript.

Youtube has also been a very powerful resource for strengthening my understanding of any subject I am working on. I plan on working in the web development industry by the end of 2018.

Other skills I have also learned in the process are Git and Github, the basics of SASS, Command line, Bootstrap and WordPress, which is what this site was created with.

Update 2019

As of March 2019, I landed a webmaster position at a local digital marketing agency and I create and customize WordPress websites for businesses every day. So learning these skills has ultimately paid off and I am now working as a web developer. I wanted to update to show everyone that it is possible to make it as a self-taught web developer with no degree. Stay persistent and never stop learning.

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