Web development broadly refers to the tasks associated with developing websites for hosting via intranet or internet. The web development process includes web design, web content development, client-side/server-side scripting and network security configuration, among other tasks.

Most people believe that web development and web programming are two different things and thus define web programming as the writing, markup and coding involved in Web development, which includes Web content, Web client and server scripting and network security. The most common languages used for Web programming are XML, HTML, JavaScript, Perl 5 and PHP.

Importance of learning web development.

  • Learn a new trade: Learning to code is a highly valuable skill that you can benefit from within 2 to 3 years of practice. Just like plumbing or auto mechanics. It’s a skill that allows you to go anywhere and find a great paying job or better yet employ yourself. You can have this one skill and still put food on the table.


  • Become an entrepreneur and start a business: If you have that burning entrepreneurial spirit within you, learning to code will not only allow you to be able to manifest all your ideas yourself, you also won’t have to look for, rely on, or spend any money on a technical founder.


  • Salary made is worthwhile: the average income of a web developer is ₦50,000 – ₦90,000 per website. The more advanced you become in web developing, the higher your income.

  • You can build your ideas from nothing: Code is weightless. You don’t need a physical product to earn a profit. Your website can run on autopilot. If you’re running an e-commerce store, it’s open 24 hours a day 365 days a year. You’re able to create value through your typing fingers with very low overhead. No buildings to rent. No electric bill to pay. You can build minimum viable products for yourself to test out. It’s like a super power.

  • Work from anywhere: Freedom is the number one benefit of coding. You don’t have to be tied down to the physical location of a job if you don’t want to. The internet is everywhere. Your laptop is portable. The idea of being able to take a trip somewhere at the spur of a moment and still be able to make money and get important work done is a very appealing one.

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