New Year, New Things to learn

This year one of the things I have decided to do is to learn more HTML and CSS. I have been exploring resources and websites that actually let you build something as you’re learning.
Codeacademy is a great resource that actually allows users to learn through building of projects of varying difficulty.

One other similar resource I have started to use is General Assembly : the premise is simple enough by building 3 websites, starting from a basic site to a more complex site you learn HTML and CSS.

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Another resource is one I came across on twitter is Jennifer Dewalt’s 180 websites in 180 days.  Basically she taught herself to code by building a website every day. With each website increasing in complexity. Inspired by this idea twitter user @52weeksofcode is building a new project every week in 2015. I plan to follow along with this project and also The nice thing about all of this is that @52weeksofcode will be providing his code on github for anyone else to access and use. So it should be another useful resource for me.

So will I build a website a day for the next year? I am not sure but I plan to learn as much as I can to be better placed to understand how some of the magic on the web happens

 

2 Comments on “New Year, New Things to learn”

  1. I learned HTML/CSS back in the day (around 2000) by building a progressively more advanced site. I tend to pick up the pieces I have now through a mix of seeing cool/interesting things and then keeping them in the back of my mind (and/or Diigo). That gives me both inspiration and tools/design elements to consider when I hit an interesting instructional design challenge. From there I can start looking at the details of how to get it accomplished.

  2. I’ll peek through your diigo archives Tom, thanks for the link. I find that just putting together a dummy site like this one: rampages.us/sandbox2 taught me quite a bit about facetwp and the underlying code itself

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