Web Development is a skill you cannot learn by just studying the syntax. The real way to learn it is to implement it. No matter how small your project is, you learn something or other every time you put your skills to work.
Keep in mind, you will never be completely ready to start building projects. If you feel that you need to go through the complete playlist of all web technologies to create something on your own, you’re wrong. Tutorials give you the needed kickstart, but to call yourself a successful web developer you need to overcome the fear of ‘going wrong’ and the dependency on someone else for your development.
Given below are 10 web development project ideas which are segregated based on their difficulty level. However, you can add additional functionalities to your project if you wish to give yourself a challenge. Read the prerequisites carefully, if you know all of them, great! If not, try to read and go through the basics of the technology and start implementing the idea piece by piece and look for help online along the way in case you get stuck anywhere.
Easy Level Web Development Project ideas
If you are presenting yourself as a developer or a designer and you do not have a technical portfolio of your own, can you really show your credibility? This project is a must-have for every aspiring web developer. It is a display of your creativity, knowledge and expertise.
In a personal portfolio, it is advised to add the following things – about you, your work samples, your past experiences, a link to download your resume and your social media handles. Often people overdo their portfolio and convert it into their personal website which does away with the actual purpose of a portfolio. Keep in mind that you do not make this mistake.
2. Survey Form
A survey form is a service that enables companies to get feedback on their existing products. Not only companies but students can also use survey forms to conduct research, get ideas by collecting the problems faced by people and build technological solutions for it, collect information of participants while organising events etc.
Building a survey form will enable you to learn about different validation techniques that you can use to ensure the input given by the users is in accordance with what you require. For example, the contact number field should be a ten-digit number, the email field should have valid syntax and domain etc. In addition to this, you will also learn how to send form data to a server and handle it.
3. Landing Page
A landing page is the result of a user’s action on a company’s/product’s/brand’s advertisement and/or SEO results. It is the beautiful wrapper on the gift of your product. Landing pages are purposely made attractive to keep the user interested in exploring more about your services. Building a landing page will not only add to your web development skills but also aid in enhancing your web design instinct. To read more about how to correctly design a landing page, check this blog out here.
Medium Level Web Development Project ideas
1. Blog Page
A blog is a medium to display your technical knowledge or knowledge in any field you are good at. It enables you to share your insights and thoughts on pieces of technology, provide tutorials to beginners and enhance your technical writing skills. A blog can either be static or dynamic. To update a static blog, you need to make changes in the code itself for it to reflect on your webpage. However, a dynamic blog provides you with an option to update the website without altering the code.
2. Banking Game
3. Slot Machine Game
Advanced Level Web Development Project ideas
1. Pinterest Clone
Pinterest is a website which allows users to share images for almost every topic – travel, books, productivity, finance, design, development etc. The users can also save the images they like the most on their personal “boards”. Based on a user’s preferences, Pinterest displays images.
To build this clone, you should use ReactJS, GraphQL and NodeJS. Add your own elements to make it look more personalised and user friendly. If you are interested in and know the basics of machine learning, try to incorporate a system which can recommend new posts on the basis of interaction of a user with certain posts and their topic preferences.
2. Shopping Website
A shopping website is a project that will test all the concepts you know about web development. Pick a product of your choice, say sneakers. Create a landing page, categories for men, women and kids, different pages for different products, ability to purchase, add to cart and add to wish list, a login/register page and recommendation of new products on the basis of purchase history of the user and the items in the wish list.
To build this website, you need to use ReactJS and NodeJS. Similar technique can be applied for building any e-commerce project hence the amount of ideas for this project is endless.
3. Twitter Clone
Twitter is a social media platform which allows users to share their view points in a few words. Twitter offers various functionalities such as tweeting, reacting to others’ tweets, reposting others’ tweets, sending and receiving messages and explore on the basis of trending topics and user preferences.
To build a twitter clone, you can use ReactJS. Try to build it as close as possible to the original website and make it dynamic.
4. Real Time Chat Application
One of the most fascinating aspects of technology is that you can connect to anybody anywhere. A real time chat application will be the most fun project you ever worked on. It could easily become a personal platform for only you and your friends to connect or it can also be a tool that you can incorporate in your other projects as a support service.
A real-time chat application can be built with socket.io, Node.js and ReactJS. You can also add auto-responses to some messages, add reactions to messages and introduce an emoji keyboard and sticker support. This application will also test your designing skills as designing a chat window can be pretty interesting when you play around with colours, sizes and shape variations.
A very crucial suggestion which I would like to share is, whenever you are building a project, make sure you are deploying it and it is life. Deployment of your project ensures that everyone and anyone can use your project and see it without having any technical knowledge to run your code. There are numerous services which can host your website for free, two of them which are extremely easy to use are – GitHub Pages and Netlify.
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By Pooja Gera