A few months ago, a number of posts went out providing descriptions for developers to self-rank themselves in regards where they’re at on the totem pole of various web development concepts. They’re a lot of fun to look over and a great way to see how far you’ve got to go to really know your stuff. They’re all gathered here for your convenience and posterity.

Levels of Web Development Knowledge

  • Levels of CSS Knowledge - Emil Stenstrom got the party started with his descriptions of how various people depending on their background react to CSS.

  • Levels of HTML Knowledge - “For some people, these levels are stages that they pass while learning more and more about HTML, gradually understanding concepts such as web standards, semantics, and accessibility. Others are at a certain level because it matches their attitude towards HTML and coding in general.”

  • Levels of JavaScript Knowledge - This is my favorite version of the Levels of Knowledge idea. Dean uses code rather than descriptions to make his points. The comments are great.

  • Levels of Accessibility Knowledge - I’m not sure how many people are doing their best to rise to the top of the Accessibility Knowledge pyramid, but Joe Clark does a great job making it a lot of fun to read about.

  • Levels of Knowledge Sharing - Cedric Husler hates it when people generally have a good feeling when they finished writing a Word document and send it on as an email attachment to their coworkers/friends. They could do so much better with different technology.

Further Reading

  • Bloom’s Levels of Learning - If you want to know where this meme really started, check out this quick introduction. All this leveling is based on the Taxonomy of Educational Objectives. Very quickly the levels are: Knowledge, Comprehension, Application, Analysis, Synthesis, Evaluation.

  • What’s Your Level of Knowledge? - And this is just a great essay by Beth Dean about the importance of advancing up the levels of knowledge and how it affects our customers and users.

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Levels of Web Development Knowledge by Kevin Hale

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  1. Webstandard-Team · 4 years ago

    nice Knowledge-LinkCollection - Thx

  2. Joshua Curtiss · 4 years ago

    LOL! The JavaScript link was great! Thanks.

  3. Emil Stenström · 4 years ago

    Thanks for picking this up again :)

  4. Rein Groot · 4 years ago

    Wonderful examples of making the ‘untouchable’ ‘touchable’. I am amazed by the how the examples are no were near ‘black and white statements’ but still hit the bull right between the eyes :)

    Having said this, I was wondering if it would be possible to go a step further (or add a layer). I would be very interested to know if you could put a price tag on each of the levels (maybe even per field).

    For instance, I tend to see that most freelancers who offer their services for about 40-55 euro an hour are in the 3 level (be it HTML, CSS, or any other).

    Would you agree or do you have different experiences/insights? And does Europe differ in this from the States?

  5. Linola · 4 years ago

    It`s still a way to go - THX for the links!