It is hard to believe it has been almost three months since I started teaching myself programming.
There are times when I look back over the last few weeks and marvel at how much I have learned. Other times I feel like I am not as far along as I should be and that my progress is too slow.
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When I first started I took detailed notes using Google Docs. At that time I was working on Codecademy courses, which are all text based.
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One of the best things about learning to code is working on projects. Not only is this a great way to learn but it is also a lot of fun.
I recently completed the second project in the freeCodeCamp Front End Developer course, which is to build a Personal Portfolio page.
Originally, I started to work on this project shortly after I finished my Tribute project back in October. I had a vision of what I wanted the page to look like but I didn’t have the knowledge necessary at that time to bring that vision to life.
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Last week felt like the first time in a long while that I was able to get back to my old routine. It was a great reminder of how much I love to code.
I am a big creature of habit. I am at my best when I have structure and a routine. Between traveling and then getting sick, it felt like an eternity since I was last able to really focus on my lessons and coding every day.
As someone who is new to programming, I can’t stress enough how important it is to code every day.
Continue reading “Week 10: 100 Days of Code Redux”
When I first started learning to program, my plan was to spend a month working on Codecademy courses and then switch to Code School. That plan changed when I realized that my local library offered free subscriptions to Treehouse.
I tried Treehouse, liked it, and decided to hold off on trying Code School as a result.
Last week, Code School offered a Free Trial Weekend so I finally got a full taste of what they offer.
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I wanted to share a fun project that I recently finished using only HTML and CSS.
I was scrolling thru Twitter last week when I saw the following tweet:
Since I have spent most of my time to this point working on HTML and CSS, the tweet immediately caught my eye.
Finding a project that uses HTML and CSS was exactly what I was looking for so I clicked the link to learn more.