I once asked this question on Quora “How do I become an expert at web development? ” The best reply I got was from Ronnel Davis. Why did I say it was the best? Because it focused on continuous learning, practice and keeping up with latest technologies.
Here is his answer:
Web development, like any software development can only be perfected through practice. And the unique nature of web development is that it’s always changing, always improving. So if you don’t stay at the top of your game, you will be left behind in no time. New libraries and frameworks and technologies keep popping up almost every day. Browsers keep getting better and the standards on which the web is built in also keep pace by adding new APIs and technologies.
And even if you have all that you will be expected to know all kinds of libraries like jQuery, react, polymer, angular,among a plethora of others. So keep learning, never stop and make sure to actually use what you’ve learnt into production ready apps and websites. That’s the only way you can be confident in the tools you’ve learnt. Happy developing 🙂 – Ronell Davis
There are still others ways of being an expert like getting certified by google or other online courses. But the most important thing is to keep learning and improving even though you are a certified expert.