5 Most Common Mistakes Beginner Web Developers Make
Common Web developing mistake – Not using responsive design
Common Web developing mistake – Not checking cross browser compatibility
When it comes to cross browser compatibility, it doesn’t mean that you have to create and constantly check your projects in five different browsers, but it’s good practice to check how your project works in different browsers when you’re almost done creating it. This is especially important if you’re creating website for clients because not all of them are up-to-date with the latest browser updates. Avoid using code that’s specific for one browser only and test your project on different browsers from time to time, even on browsers that aren’t updated (if possible).
Common Web developing mistake – Forgetting to save your code
Oh yes, the one mistake that web developers learn the hard way not to make – forgetting to save their work. Remember, save your files even if you make a simple change to the code. It’s ok if your source code editor has an autosave, but don’t depend entirely on it. It’s also a good idea to purchase a simple hosting plan and to back up your work there or to use something like an external hard drive. This way, if your computer gets broken or something, you can continue working on your projects from another computer.
Common Web developing mistake – Bad code formatting
This is one of the most common mistakes beginner web developers make. Almost every beginner web developer writes a code that uses too many useless lines and blank spaces and after couple of months when he/she returns to fix something to it or to upgrade it, he/she has no idea what line does what and spends too much time ‘decoding’ the code. Remember this, when you write your code, write it in a way that even an absolute beginner can understand what you’ve written. Write it clearly, format it properly and use comments if you need to (but don’t overdo it). Good code formatting makes your work looks professional and it’s extremely important if you’re working in a team and you all work on one project.
Common Web developing mistake – Ignoring SEO
And of course, don’t be afraid and don’t doubt your skills when you come across a problem that looks too hard to solve. Almost every web development problem can be solved with some effort, so don’t worry. What other mistakes did you make as a beginner web developer?