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How To Get Into Web Development?


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For the last couple of months I've been learning web development; so far I've gotten the hang of the BASICS of PHP, and HTML, and other languages like JavaScript, SQL, JQuery, etc. and I've managed to produce some very simple websites/apps, but I have absolutely no "real world" experience. I realize I still have a long way to go, but my goal is to break into the industry, and ultimately work as a freelancer. So, I seek your advice. I'd be grateful if someone could just point me in the right direction, and show me where I could get some work experience. Do you perhaps know someone who needs assistance with a small project? I realize I wouldn't be of much use, but I'm willing to practically do anything. The purpose isn't to earn money, - not yet - I simply want to expose myself more to the field. Where could I start?



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All you have to do now is learn how to lie on a resume and talk a good game.

Don't lie, that will only put you into a situation that you can not fulfil. You need to be professional when approaching potential customers; and continue to keep that professionalism consistent throughout the who period of working with that person. Make sure you have a portfolio and some code example that you are willing to show publicly, does not have to be the whole application just something to show you know what you are doing and to show your coding style / techniques. If you are only good at coding, then make sure you specifically state that.. if you are coding only... tell them what you can and can not do. -- 99.9% of potential customers do not know the difference between 'web developer' and 'web designer'.


How that helps.


edit: punctuation

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