The web design industry has been a cacophony of white noise since I started coding for the web as an amateur, then as a professional. What do I learn first? Where do I start? Even once those questions are answered, the avalanche of information that you comes hurtling over you can be enough to stifle your learning altogether.
My tip to anyone looking to get started in the field is simple: Pick something and stick with it till you are satisfied you have mastered it. Don’t listen to anyone else, don’t worry about what framework is the best, and don’t get lost in the hype of the new trends companies are looking for. Ultimately, none of those matter to actually mastering the craft.
Even better? With technologies from Github like Electron, I can invest time into building cross-platform compatible applications for Mac, Windows and Linux. I did not know that when I first sat down to learn what jQuery was back in 2007. The world of web development and software development is opening up, and the primary reason I have been able to benefit is because I looked around at what was available almost 10 years ago, picked something that interested me and stuck with it.
The truth is that they don’t, even though some will huff and puff to get you to come to their side and see their version of the light. Don’t. Stick with your own intuition, pick something and learn everything about it. Who knows what you’ll be able to do in 10 years!