Say you want to write about how awesome your pet toaster is and publish it for everyone to see. Say you want to make an app where users can interact with their own virtual pet toasters. Say you want to start selling pet toasters online once you’ve convinced everyone how awesome they are.
In this case, I’d probably be a bit concerned about your sanity. But, more importantly, you’d want to learn some web development – that is, the art of creating web pages like the one you’re viewing right now.
Even if you’re not into pet toasters, there are plenty of reasons to learn how to develop for the web (or the Internet, the intertubes, or that weird thing kids use these days, depending on your preference):
- Creating websites for a hobby, club, business, etc.
- Making awesome apps for the web, phones, and tablets
- Impressing people with your knowledge of floating block elements and binding live event handlers to them
Many say that web design is the 4th “R” along with reading, writing, and arithmetic – never mind that there’s no “r” in the phrase.
Oh, and then there’s this:
Whoever you are – toaster entrepreneur, budding computer scientist, blogger, artist, Homo sapiens – it’s definitely worth it to learn web development.