How you should switch your career towards web development

Nowadays some of my acquaintances are asking me to suggest them how they can start working on web development. First question that comes to my mind that "why?" because these people are already having degrees in other fields like accounting, chemistry, statistics etc. The answers are mostly related to money. They are not satisfied with their current remuneration. Some of them want to earn extra money from web development. Now it becomes difficult for me to show them a good way to build career in web development. So I have divided my suggestions for two different categories of people. People who want to switch their career toward web development entirely. People who want to earn extra money by web development. For the 1st kind of people, I emphasis to learn them core programming. Then I ask them for learn two or three things in parallel like graphic designing, thought process of regular clients, web architecture etc. Lets see it in a list: learn C at least for 3 months. Then learn the architecture of Web architecture Basics of internet, IP addresses. How browsers work? What is web server? What is database? Learn HTML and CSS Learn PHP Learn MySQL Learn Javascript first, then jQuery Learn Adobe photoshop Learn SEO Do some practical projects If you become confident enough, start learning web application frameworks. And now you are starting your career. For the 2nd kind of people, I emphasis to filter out the areas to learn. Choose what you wants to do from the following options. Graphics design: Use of Photoshop and Illustrator SEO (search engine optimization) Only HTML and CSS Documentation writing Learn any one of them and become master of it. There are huge number of jobs around the world, we will never need to be idle if you don't want to be idle.

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