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Marcin Maslanka
Marcin Maslanka
10,932 Points

HTML CSS file sources for learning.

Hi guys.

I've read a lot on how to learn web development. Everybody knows that a practice and writing a code is the best way to go.

Recently I came back to Guil's course, where he creates Lake Tahoe website. I just took a look on layout and try to re-write a code on my own. Once I was not sure what should I do to get it right, I took a glance in the source files to see how does it work.

I found this way of learning very effective and pleasent. What I am trying to say here is: do you guys know where can I look for sample pages like this Lake Tahoe, mainly based on HTML and CSS, without bunch of JavaScript/jQuery, just to brush up fundamental skills. Of course I`d appreciate as well sites like that with js/jq to take a step forward.

Moreover, maybe you guys have any thoughts on ways of learning web dev?

Thank you in advance for your help.

Lake Tahoe website available in download section here http://teamtreehouse.com/library/css-to-sass

1 Answer

Allison Davis
Allison Davis
12,698 Points

Usually I just use the Dev tools in Chrome to study sites I like or sites that I use frequently to see how I might change or improve them. Under 'Sources' you can see the HTML and CSS for a particular page. You could try this on simple sites, or just disregard the js files in the site, which are listed out separately.

I think it's really fun to do this in particular with local restaurants/businesses I like, because then you also have more knowledge of their products and it can be fun to get creative with a business you know as opposed to a template or hypothetical product.

You could even copy the code into a Treehouses workspace so that you had more of a template and could use the previewing features, or you could then fork a workspace to create your own variation of the site.

Hope this is helpful! I'm also curious to hear how other folks are learning and if there are other recommendations for practicing.