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How to Choose the Right Computer Training Class for Web Developers

September 20th, 2018

The rapidly expanding field of computer training classes has posed several vital questions for people interested in either on-site computer training or online computer classes. Web Developers are among the career fields that must deal with training issues. It is not enough to feel your experience and training has already qualified you for a position as a Web Developer. Technology is changing almost daily and training really never ends. If you have not taken a certification training class or an IT training class lately, you are more than likely falling behind rapidly.

If you are working as an independent web developer, you may feel that you are not in need of training at all. You might be depending on your talent alone. This is most likely a mistake and you are going to quickly find yourself falling short in meeting your client’s expectations. So, once you make the decision to seek additional training, where is the best place to start?

In just about any field today the first choice is between on-site training, or traditional classroom training, and online training, or distant training. This choice is influenced by many different factors including cost and free time, but the most important factor is often your own personal training profile. If you are the kind of person who needs hands on experience and benefits from the help of a real live instructor, on-site computer training is going to be the best choice for you. In the long run, it is not going to matter if you save money or if online is going to fit better into your busy schedule. If you do not have the self discipline or sense of independence necessary for success in online training, you had better find a good on-site computer training class.

A new trend in on-site computer training classes is what is being called computer training boot camps. These are intensive and focused certification programs that are held on-site and feature hands on training and the guidance of experienced professional instructors. The classes available at the boot camps are widely varied. If Micro Soft training classes are what you need to secure a Micro Soft Systems Engineer certificate, you are sure to find plenty of them at the IT boot camps. There are many factors to consider to find the right training for you once you admit to yourself that the rapid technological explosion requires ongoing training. There are also many options, and you must research every available one and weigh the pros and cons carefully before you make a final decision. Treat your training decision with the same care you would give to selecting a college or university for your child. The extra effort will pay off in matching your training needs to the right training institution.

Learning How to Web Develop

September 18th, 2018

Web development can be one of the most challenging things for those trying to learn how to do it. There are many different types of programming languages that are out there that each have their own advantages and disadvantages. The first step in learning how to web develop is figuring out just which programming language you wish to learn. There are so many it can be hard to figure out which you wish to pursue, some are more oriented toward those who are new to web development while others will drive you crazy with the amount of detail needed in order to be successful with them. In order to choose which one you want to learn you should go and find some information on the different languages read up on them and choose from there.

Once you know which you want to learn there are several ways to actually learn how to web develop, you can either go to school and learn from professors, which I would consider to be the most efficient way, other ways work also but this way you get to learn the way to web develop in a sensible sequence. You could self teach yourself with trial and error, you would probably know how to do it just as well if not better in the end but it could take time to figure out, there are also books that teach you but these vary in helpfulness from pretty helpful to totally worthless so you need to choose wisely if you decide to pick a book to spend your money on. However you decide to learn the language you have to be willing to dedicate yourself to the language, you need to be able to understand the ins and outs of the language, some force you to do this by not working otherwise, but there are some that are more lenient and allow you to do some things that are not good coding practice and they will still run. You should try and stay away from starting bad programming habits even if they work for some languages, because if you ever decide to learn a second programming language that one could not allow you to do some things that the other did, and if you made a habit out of it with the first language it will be hard to stop that habit when learning the second and you may find yourself wondering why the thing you wrote is not working and it is because of that mistake you made habitually that you did not notice which can be very frustrating.

Top Ten Frustrations For the Web Developer

September 17th, 2018

In recent weeks I have met web developers who have just finished the most difficult project of their life. I have met others who have an enthusiastic spring in their step. They have just begun a new project! The former group just finished “surviving” some very large frustration. The latter group may be a little naive (or have forgotten) about the challenges ahead of them.

Here are the Top Ten Frustrations for Web Developers

  1. Lack of Requirements – We have all been there. A client wants you to build the most glamorous website in the world, but can’t put down on paper the specifics. They use generic words like marvelous and stupendous but cannot define for you how they want the drop down menus to look.
  2. Changing Requirements – Everyone changes their mind. But how much is too much? Does your current requirements document resemble anything close to the original? Chasing the wind is the most brutal exercise you can put yourself through.
  3. Designers who do not know what goes into coding – Most people do not realize that designers and developers are different. Designers do an excellent job with color and placement. They offer creativity and spontaneity. But do they realize what they are actually saying when they hand over the design and say those ominous words: “Build This!”. Anything can look great in a PSD. It is quite another to make it functional.
  4. Somersaults trying to make the CSS work – CSS is a wonderful tool for styling websites. Has anyone wanted to put their fist through the monitor over wacky behavior in their CSS file? How bout when that CSS file was written by someone else? Yeah.
  5. Pride in work Overwritten by customer complaint – Just like a little child with a new toy, you come to the user meeting with all enthusiastic thrill over the work you have toiled over the last three weeks. The meeting ends when your clients have spent the last sixty minutes criticizing your beautiful creation.
  6. Unrealistic Timelines – Similar to number three. But add, “Build This, in two weeks.” Yeah. Right. Timelines are legitimate. They help people focus. They help us make decisions. Unrealistic timelines put unfair stress and burden on individuals. Plus the end product will usually look horrible.
  7. Overforgiving Bosses – Ever have a boss so lax that he wouldn’t even hold you to a deadline? Or even hold users accountable for creating all that wonderful content for the snazzy new website? Is that person really a boss?
  8. Overbearing Bosses – On the other hand, having your boss in your cube either wrenching his hands over the status of your work or worse, micromanaging it, just might make you want to quit.
  9. Competing visions – Two super users. One design document. Two competing visions. Not fun. It is funny how two people seem to agree to something on paper but in reality have two incompatible visions of the final product. (hint: mockups help here!)
  10. The wrong tools – Ever spin your wheels trying to resize images or find that one line of code in pages of HTML? Sometimes the problem is not you. It is the tools you are using. Take time to find the right tools to help you accomplish your tasks effectively and efficiently.