Paths to Learning Web Development

Back in November I set aside this article from my friend Jeremy Ward about how to learn web development. I finally got to reading it and quite liked it. So I thought I’d share it with you. I liked that Jeremy started off with something I think about to little. The “circles of knowledge.” Here’s what he says:

For the purpose of this article, let’s assume you are interested in learning to build your first website. In the Circle of Knowledge, the outer edge broadly establishes the topic of Web Development. The inner circles define your level of familiarity with the general topic’s more specific subtopics. These interior circles divide your understanding of the larger topic into three sections: topics you know (or think you know), topics you have heard about, and topics you are unaware even exist.

Overall, anyway can learn something important from Jeremy’s article. Maybe it’s a reminder of how far you’ve come. Or encouragement to keep going on your path. All of those and more are what I take from it. 🙂

BTW, this article put me in mind of one I put together. As is too often the case (this means I’m getting old), what I thought was “about a year ago” turned out to be “four years ago.” In any case, I made my own little entry into the topic of learning web development (combined with WordPress) here:

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