I am currently a rising senior student in high school and thinking about double majoring in Comp Sci & Computer Engineering in college. I was thinking about learning the ins and outs of web development before I went off to college and maybe be able to make a little extra cash freelancing during college making websites. When I talk to people who work with computer for a living but not necessarily web development, they all tell me that everyone just finds templates that they like and then just tweek those to the way they want it. Is that how it works in web development or do they not really know what they are talking about?I understand "don't reinvent the wheel" and try to find things you like in online tutorials/plugins and use those.
Is there still a profit to be made for web developers from a freelancers point of view or has everyone just moved on to using a template and being happy at that? Is this my best option for making some side cash during college or are there better things for me to learn code wise( I know a job is the best option)