Hi whoever is reading this, I am a 13 years of age, and want to code when I am grown up, and hopefully will at least be freelancing by 16. I right now am taking courses on CodeSchool, but I have finished the HTML course, and don’t know what to study next to help my future career along. If you guy’s could help me out, it would be much appreciated.
Perhaps you could try the curriculum here since you are already here.
Yeah, I am doing that as well. I mainly use CodeSchool, but try to use other websites to increase my learning, including free code camp. Thanks for the input, I really appreciate it. I didn’t expect a reply so fast.
Well, let’s see. You have approx. 2.1-3 years before you turn 16. Plenty of time to become a freelancer if you stick with it. I built a simple program for my church to open and switch between songs quickly when I was 15 (I started programming about 6 months prior). I did my first “paid” job moving a friend’s site to another host when I was 16 for $50. I also built some free plugins for people during that time. Unfortunately, I haven’t had the time to turn it into a business, but I at least have an idea of what’s needed.
If you want to freelance front-end work and build web pages, become very good at HTML, CSS, design, and animations. Learn how to properly code with and without a framework (i.e. Bootstrap). Learn UX, and how to take a client’s ideas (whether good or bad) and put them on a webpage that will properly reach out to their potential customers. Just making simple HTML pages isn’t going to cut it, you need to learn how to market ideas using a website as a medium.
Just a broad overview of things I’ve picked up from my own experience and talking with my friends (one which is a president of a software firm). I didn’t really want to focus on the front-end, so I’ve been stuck in the second category which presents a ton of stuff to learn. If you decide to focus on building web pages, you can probably be able to make a part-time job out of it in a year. If you want to learn to do more, you will then have to learn so much more, and probably won’t be able to do much for several years.
Can a 13 year old become a developer for the web?
Thanks so much for the input, I appreciate VERY much. I am very thankful that you took time out of your day to help me out. You answered so many questions. Again, I am very grateful. Thanks a lot.
lots of good free links… specially check out the get job ready stuff
Thanks a lot! I appreciate it.
Has to be checked, But I think that in most devlopped contry there’s a limit at how moch an underage can work.
I kind of remember that here, in Belgium, teenagers can only work 100 half-days a year if they’re still going to school, but to be verified. Plus the law change from country to country.
Yeah, ok, thanks for the input! I appreciate it.