You know that digital is BIG. You know that you have a lot to learn. But how to get started? Should you be learning to code? Which languages? Why? Should you be designing? Wireframing? Growth hacking? Hardware hacking? And what is an API anyways??!!
Don’t stare blankly at your computer screen! Here are three easy steps you can get started on TODAY:
1. Learn the Lingo
Before you start learning practical skills, familiarize yourself with key technical terms and start to understand how they work together. Here are ten terms that you should know:
- Programming Languages
- Frontend vs. Backend
- Web Server
- Ruby on Rails
Know all these terms like the back of your hand? Great! Move on to step #2:
2. Learn to code HTML & CSS & build your first website
HTML and CSS are the building blocks of the Web, and they are the first two languages that you should learn. Start by building yourself a simple website, like this one, so that you can understand how code you write is translated into a beautiful website.
- Learn HTML with Mozilla
- Learn CSS with Mozilla
- Enroll in Skillcrush 101: How to Create Your Own Website
Already got a website that you coded yourself? Fantastic, move onto step #3: