Whether you are a professional or a newbie to Toronto web development, the following techniques will help you to become a better website developer.
- First, you need to plan your projects thoroughly. The common mistake that most new developers commit or even senior developers commit is that most of them do not plan at all. Planning can be quite boring and if you are a developer, you feel sometimes that it’s not your job. However, it is important to note that good planning will help you do the following: save more time, reduce stress especially when the deadline is fast approaching and finishing every task on time. Planning does not really have to be complicated. Just stay organized, be focused on the task, keep your head clear and highlight the roadblocks in the project phase and ensure that you keep your client or boss in the loop.
- Be proactive. You should proactively highlight any delays in order to make everyone happy. Remember that it is okay if things take longer than they are initially planned; however, it is not good to keep this information to you. You should proactively report this to your managers, partners or clients.
- Be curious. Though this might be easily overlooked, it is important to be curious though. There are new techniques, plug-ins, tools and languages being released almost every hour and upgrades to these programs almost every day. It is necessary that you keep yourself in the loop and explore all of these new developments. Take time to understand them. Front end development can be advantageous and disadvantageous at the same time in that it is moving forward at a very fast rate. This just means that you can easily become an expert in a certain program but your skills can also be quickly outdated.
- Invest in your skills. Development of a website and everything that is related to it is a skill. It is important to note that all skills can be learned. You should invest in yourself in order to advance in knowledge and grow. This does not necessarily mean that you have to avail of expensive courses, books and seminars. You can grow yourself by investing time for your growth. There really is not shortcut to success. Researchers will tell you that it will take around 10,000 hours in order to master a certain skill. You should also be prepared for late night exploration of other websites, experiment with new frameworks and plug-ins, read web development articles and blogs and listen to podcast.