Make the Web Better by Helping the Beginners

Brad Colbow:

I know that I can do some killer animations without Javascript. I know I can build a blog without a css framework. I know I should be able to make changes to a CSS file without spending half a day setting up an environment. These tools exist to make expert’s lives easier, but they create a huge barrier for the less experienced.

If you’re looking to carve out a niche on the web, look towards teaching the beginners. The best part is you don’t have to be an expert, just share what you’ve learned. Write, tweet, blog or stick your shiny forehead in front of a camera and talk. No matter how basic you think it is, I guarantee there are hundreds of people searching for your advice.

I completely agree. Ignore that voice telling you, “Don’t write/podcast/screencast about that! Everyone knows that already!”