What Should I Learn to Become a Web Developer

Many students ask this question that what should they learn to become a web developer. They actually want to create their own sites or want to learn how to create websites. I am also a web developer and designer. So I decided to share the most important things that you should know to create your own websites.

What Languages You Should Know to Become a Web Developer

Although web development is not a small field now but in a basic level, you should learn these languages :

  • Html
  • CSS
  • Javascript
  • PHP
  • SQL /MySQL

These 5 are the most important things because without knowing these you will not be able to create a completely dynamic website. But furthermore, there are two separate fields in web development if you are working with big software house, they keep web designer and web developer separately and hire them who are well experienced in their specific field.

Learn If you want to become a Web Designer

If you want to become a professional web designer not a developer then you should have a creative mind, knowing the tricks to choose and matching color schemes. For web designers, these things are necessary to learn.

Photoshop / Illustrator

This software is used to create and edit designs. Designers make designs and layouts in Photoshop and then publish them using HTML and CSS codes. This software are also used to design logos and banners etc.

Html and HTML5

HTML is compulsory for creating a website layout. All webpages are created in Html. HTML5 is a new version which has new features especially for dynamic websites Although HTML5 is not compatible with old browsers the designer should know how to create cross browsers compatibility.

CSS and CSS3

CSS is also compulsory to design a web page. We implement all designs in CSS. CSS3 is the latest version of CSS which has some great features like border-radius, shadow effects, transitions and many more which was created in JavaScript and flash in the past.


This is client-side language which is necessary to learn. sometimes work is not completed without using JavaScript. If you want to become a good web designer then I will suggest you learn this language too. It is not very difficult as this name. Also, keep in mind that Java and JavaScript are two different languages not the same.

Jquery (Libraries of JavaScript)

Jquery makes the revolution in web designing field, it makes the code of JavaScript shorter and we easily used it in our websites to give them a professional look. We create sliders, attractive menu navigation, tabs and much more in Jquery


Ajax is another language that is used on the client-side to create asynchronous web applications. With Ajax, web applications can send and retrieve data from a server in the background without refreshing the display and behavior of the existing web page. It is mostly used in big websites.