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The Practical Guide to Becoming a Professional Web Developer

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This guide will help you no matter where you are on your journey toward becoming a professional developer. After reading this introduction, just scroll to the heading that best describes your situation and begin reading from there. If you’re just getting started, or just 

thinking about getting started, then following the King’s advice from Alice in Wonderland
2. Learn Basic HTML


Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) is what controls the content and layout of what you see in your web browser. By starting there, you will give yourself a User Interface that you can use to interact with, and see the results of, your code. As you tackle more advanced languages, this will become increasingly important. You don’t want to be coding in the dark.

Here’s the HTML you need to learn about first (click the links to get a free tutorial):