@Whip I am mostly self taught (did go to school), I learned more of what I used today myself. (they don't teach much coding at school) I learned the most by doing, so If I wanted to learn how to do web development, I did web development by doing projects
I don't like the idea of studying, as for starters you probably don't know exactly what you need (beyond the basics), if you build and run into issues since you aren't sure what your doing, then you can study that.
Just knowing whats out there (what are web sockets, ajax calls, REST apis, different types of DBs) is all important, but you might not need to know exactly how it works, so they aren't worth studying beyond knowing about
@bradtaniguchi thank you brad! That's my biggest hurdle is worrying about whats good and whats not when i should just worry about working. Just there is no cement path or syllabus when you're self taught.