What coding languages should my children learn to design cool websites?

What coding language should my child learn to design cool websites?

With the recent advancements in internet technology, it is vital for every business of the 21st century to have a website which is internally extremely performant but also looks amazing.

‘This is like a shopfront for your business, it should look slick, stand out from the crowd and give clear information about the products or services offered and a great payment gateway service says Noe Clement CEO for Wild Web Development services.

One of the most central components to web development is web programming which is achieved through the help of web development platforms and programming languages.

So what languages should my child learn and why? 

First we should think about the features of a programming language:

  • Library: does the language have enough resources and functions to execute all the commands the project needs
  • Project size: does the code support the scale of my project
  • Elasticity: does the language support more programs I can integrate later, is it flexible enough?

So here are some of the top programming languages:

  1. JavaScript
  2. Java
  3. Python
  4. CSS
  5. PHP
  6. Ruby
  7. C++
  8. C
  9. Shell
  10. C#
  11. Objective C
  12. R
  13. VimL
  14. Go
  15. Perl

Let’s look in more detail at some of the more popular ones

Javascript: Javascript is extremely popular for web developers, it can control the browser, it allows editing on displayed documents and is widely used for desktop applications and games. It is supported by all major browsers and doesn’t need plug ins. Javascript is extremely structured and dynamic, it is derived from C and was developed by Netscape.

Java: Java is object oriented and is one of the most in demand languages around. It can run on Mac or Windows and is extremely versatile. Initially this was developed for interactive television by Sun Microsystems.

Python: This language gained in popularity in the recent years due to it being more accessible and easier to learn. Yet it retains a great amount of depth, only a few lines of code are needed to express a point or concept. It powers Python, Instagram and Pinterest. Some other platforms supported by Python are Google, Nasa and Yahoo. It has a large library and is highly accessible.

CSS (Cascading Style Sheets): This is a markup language, when paired with HTML it allows a developer to decide and define how a page will look. It can help with font size and style or layouts. Most websites use CSS in terms of the visual design elements on screen. It is similar to HTML or XHTML in terms of code.

PHP: This language is server side and powers a huge amount of websites (like Facebook), it is open source and compatible with Windows and Unix. It also helps with tasks being repeatedly performed.

So what should I do?

Of course we can go into a greater amount of detail for each of the languages above, but staying on point for the sake of our article and our dear little ones growing into the future of AI and Machine learning… Which coding course do I sign my kid up for?


If you want your little budding coder  to get into web development, start him or her on CSS/HTML5 and Javascript, these are the core competencies you’ll need for ‘front end’ development and will represent what runs in the browser. This will help in terms of the look of  Once you’re ready to go deeper, learn Python and PHP or Ruby. HTML and CSS will help you create ‘static websites’ and Javascript will help you create animations and a website which interacts with users.

Or if this is all too much, get someone to design it for you like Wild At Heart Web Development Agency. They’re really great and we appreciated their input in this article so shout out to them for the great job they do

Mathemagic also provides coding classes at home or online in most of the languages above so if you’d like one of our expert coders to teach your child programming you can make an inquiry here and we will make arrangements for you.

Written by Karim Arditi, Program Director for Mathemagic, Higher Math & Science studies.