4 Ways to Keep Your Web Development Skills Fresh
January 17, 2013
•IADT Detroit, IADT General, Web Design and Development
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Sure, you can gain all the knowledge you need to get started in the Web design world from a quality Web design and development degree program. But it takes a little more work to maintain your professional knowledge over time. Find out four ways to keep your Web development skills fresh during your time as a Web design professional:
Join a Community
To stay informed on Web development news and products, you need a resource. One of the most effective ways to access Web design sources is to join a community. Whether it’s online, at work, or in your social life, community interactions can open doors to the following:
- Industry conversations
- News websites
- Innovative products
- Web development opportunities
- Web products
Get connected to other Web development professionals to stay in the loop and refresh your design knowledge.
As you start to use the available resources, remember to apply what you learn. Start implementing recommended techniques, and try out new products soon after they’re released. Be adventurous in your attempts to gain knowledge. As you put new Web skills into practice, you can reap the benefits sooner rather than later.
Without help from other professionals, it can be difficult to know whether or not a new skill yields effective results. Ask Web developers in your new community what they think about your work, or ask the professionals in your office. Even people who don’t work in Web design can have a objectively helpful opinion.
Be a Leader
One of the quickest ways to become an expert is to pass on your knowledge. Being able to teach others new skills helps ingrain the information more concretely into your memory. Offer Web development training for young professionals; pass on helpful articles to your community; facilitate Web design discussions. By helping others, you can gain credibility and a deeper understanding of your complex industry.