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Stuart Jones

I got started in web development by having a problem to solve - which led to more problems needing solving, which lead to me learning. I learnt some basic HTML, then some JavaScript, then some CSS, and then some PHP and MySQL.

Don't be afraid to ask questions - I learnt a lot from forums back when I started, and I learn from places like this and from StackOverflow. Find a local community meetup or join a Slack community.

When starting - don't worry too much about getting it right, or getting it optimised - that comes later. Worry about getting it working (and also making it secure if you're going to be doing backend stuff), and then work on making it better.

And just keep on doing that - you get better by learning, and you learn by doing and trying to do new things.