Web Development Roadmap for Beginners in 2024

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The World of Web Development is Exciting!

As a beginner, the vast amount of information and technologies can seem overwhelming. Especially with the tech hype shifting more ways than the tadpoles shifting their direction in a pond 🙂. But fear not, for this roadmap will guide you through the essential steps to becoming a competent web developer in 2024.

Phase 1: Foundational Knowledge


  • The building blocks of every website.
  • HTML provides the structure.
  • CSS controls the look and feel.
  • Learn the basics of tags, attributes, selectors, and properties.
  • Interactive tutorials and playgrounds are available online.

Helpful GitHub repositories:


  • The programming language that brings websites to life. It is the very thing that makes it possible for the user to interact with the web apps.
  • Learn variables, data types, functions, and DOM manipulation.
  • Practice writing simple code on platforms like CodePen or JSFiddle.

Helpful resources:

Version Control:

  • Track changes and collaborate effectively.
  • Git is the most popular version control system.
  • Learn basic commands like add, commit, and push.

Helpful GitHub repositories:

Phase 2: Front-End Development

Frontend Frameworks:

  • React or Angular make building complex and interactive UIs easier.

Helpful GitHub repositories:

CSS Frameworks:

  • Bootstrap and Tailwind CSS provide pre-designed components and styles. Try using Daisy UI built with Tailwind CSS as well.
  • Save time and effort in development. Learn by coding and practicing.

Responsive Design:

  • Ensure websites look good and function well on all screen sizes.
  • Learn principles of responsive design and media queries.

Phase 3: Back-End Development (Optional)

  • Popular back-end languages: Python, Node.js, Java.
  • Choose one that aligns with your interests and career goals.

Helpful resources:

Phase 4: Practice & Build Projects

  • Solidify learning by building projects:
  • Start with small projects like a simple portfolio website.
  • Gradually increase complexity.
  • Participate in online coding challenges and hackathons.

Additional Resources

  • Online Courses: Coursera, edX, Udemy.

  • My Courses:

    • if you understand Urdu/Hindi, check out the free course.
    • If you're familiar with English, check out this one.
    • MERN (Mongo DB, ExpressJS, React & NodeJS) crash course.
  • Web Development Communities: Online forums, meetups, join the code with ahsan discord.


  • Becoming a web developer is a journey, not a destination.
  • Be patient, consistent, and have fun!
  • Customize this roadmap based on your interests and goals.
  • Explore different technologies and find your passion.
  • With dedication and hard work, you can achieve your dream!