The beauty of web development is that the skills can be immediately applied without the need for highly-specialized equipment or a formal business structure. This makes web development a perfect freelancing opportunity. As another option, Purdue University also has many openings each semester for students to utilize their new design and coding skills in an on-campus internship environment.
Did you know that there are three separate ways to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in a computing field at Purdue University if you’re interested in programming, web or otherwise? In this post I show you those three options and briefly explain each to help you decide which might suit your needs.
One of the most useful methods for learning web design is to look through the source code of existing websites. You can gain so much insight into best practices just by seeing how the pros code their sites. Wading through thousands of lines of CSS, though, tends to be a little tedious.
Thanks to a new Google Chrome plugin, that process just got more efficient.
In case you haven’t already noticed, mobile devices are the way of the web today. Mobile-optimized websites are no longer considered convenient, but are demanded by audiences. Companies and web developers must make sure their sites are responsive and mobile-friendly, and there’s no better way to ensure compatibility than to test, test, and test again.
The ability to write well-formed, semantic code is a good start to any website, but having a fancy code structure doesn’t inherently make a website good.
Spring is inching ever closer here on Purdue’s campus. Though temperatures are on a downswing this week, students are gearing up to head off to warmer climes: spring break starts this Friday for Purdue. Therefore, I will not be posting next week and will return the week following when classes resume on March 20.
If you happen to have my luck, the week-long hiatus from school does not equate to a trip to the beach. And, unfortunately, next week’s forecast doesn’t promise much spring-like weather. That means there will likely be a lot of “inside time” in the near future. What better way is there to spend that time than learning some new web development skills?