E-books

Your Guide to Getting Into Front-End Development (click on the image to download a pdf)

If you’re interested in learning more about front-end development, be sure to check out our e-book, “Your Guide to Getting Into Front-End Development.” It’s packed with useful information on how to get a job as a front-end developer, what hiring managers are looking for when they review your résumé and cover letter, and what it’s like to work in this fast-paced and creative field.

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The Ultimate Guide to Twentysomething Life (click on the image to download a pdf)

Being a twentysomething is exciting, terrifying, fun, and frustrating—and it’s not uncommon to experience all those emotions within the same day (or even the same hour!). We’ve compiled interviews and insights from twentysomethings (and former twentysomethings) on topics as varied as the job search, relationships, money, health, grad school, and more.

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5 Responses to “E-books”

  1. Stacie

    I am stoked to see this resource online and found it very informative, however, I still have one question: Does a web developer typically build sites from scratch? If not, what software would be used? I am really curious as to how much code I really need to know before I can go out and apply for a web developer job. I am fairly familiar with Dreamweaver, however, I have typically used online web builders for my freelance work.

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    • Melissa Suzuno

      Hi Stacie, thanks for stopping by and for leaving your question. Most web developers eschew web development software like Dreamweaver. If you’ve been using it for your freelance clients and they’re happy with the end result, that’s good, but it probably won’t help you land a job as a web developer. Most places where you would get hired for a web development job, they would expect you to write the code yourself, and they would check out your portfolio and see that you’d been using Dreamweaver, which would probably not work in your favor. You’d need to be familiar with HTML, CSS, and a little JavaScript, and know how to use a text editor like SublimeText to write it.

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  2. Michelle Paige

    Hi! Thanks for the article, loved it! I have a question about web development/design. I’m interested in pursuing a career and I’m considering an associates degree. Most jobs I’ve seen listed for either position however requires a BA degree in computer science or an equivalent. I’m mainly interested in the degree for the coding experience as I have slim to none. I know I could teach myself but I feel an academic experience would allow me to network since I know no one in the field. Not to mention learn hands on with others who could teach me something I might miss on my own. So my question is, in short, what degree or path is more worth it? More rewarding? I just don’t want an associates degree to be a waste of my time!

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