Hello everyone on the forum. In 2020 (when I was 28 years old) I vowed to become a web developer by the time I reached 30. I started with Michael Hartl’s Learn Enough tutorials, learned HTML, CSS and Jekyll. After that, I was able to use Netlify to create my first web app from a template. I still struggled with the project, but I knew enough to get the site up. I knew how to inspect the project files, read the HTML and CSS well enough to make the changes I needed to make it “my website”.
However, I did not feel that was enough to become a web developer, I felt that was more of a web designer. Unfortunately, I did not stick with the learning process because “life got in the way.”
In March of 2021, (now 29 years old) I came across FCC and decided to use it as my path to becoming a web developer. HTML and CSS were a breeze for the most part but when I got to JS and React things started getting challenging. I enjoyed the challenges but as I did them I felt this crippling uncertainty about becoming a web developer.
Sometimes I could not solve a challenge and had to resort to using Youtubers’ tutorials to complete the challenge.
Now here I am planning how to ensure that by the end of 2022 when I will 30 I will hopefully achieve my dream to become a web developer (It does not matter how low-level it will be)
But I have one question to ask the forum, once I have completed FCC and understood the concepts, worked on some personal projects to practice my skills, where next? I cant see the next step after FCC and before becoming a web developer…
I hope my post is not too long I am just preparing to start the year on the right foot.