If you are a beginner, you face some problems such as Which language to choose" and so on. Then you discover (hopefully) that HTML and CSS are the easiest to “learn” (I really try to avoid this word) and the creativist direction at the same time, cause it is built on design and its solution. But then this happens: you discover that experts say nothing good about it and moreover it is not the programming language at all…
HTML and CSS can be named as a base or foundation for real web development. You can try your best building your first simple website using just a notepad app. Nobody says it’s bad, if you study HTML and CSS, if it is not the end of your self-development.
- Easy to learn. Each tag is understandable, the structure is usual for everyone.
- A lot of books are freely available on the Internet to study or to find the meaning of each tag.
- Creativity. That won’t be boring, I promise.
- Can be studied to check if programming is yours. If it is hard for you, then other languages will be impossible to you.
So, first of all if you try HTML and CSS forget about templates on the Internet.
The goal - to make yours. (individuality)
- Chrome Dev Tools - F12
- IDE: Intellij IDEA
- IDE: Webstorm
- Sublime Text
Start today, don’t leave it until tomorrow and you will see that there is nothing hard. After HTML and CSS your direction will be PHP, JS and databases, so you can be a competitive web developer.
The question I put into the heading is for you. If you are interested in being a web developer in the future, then of course, as a beginner you have to try.
Good luck in your job!