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Joseph Torres6,166 Points
I began creating a website and felt completely lost. Anybody experience this?
I finished some of the HTML and CSS starter videos and felt like I was doing good. I installed brackets and installed some pretty neat extensions. I wanted to create a cool website and somehow I'm completely lost. How did this happen? lol.. Any insights and tips??
Jennifer NordellTreehouse Teacher
First, you are not unique (at least not in this regard). I'd bet good money that most people that have ever built any sort of coding project from scratch have encountered this. But here's some tips I've found that are helpful when starting with a blank project.
- Start small
- Break it down
- Make lists
- Make a mind map if needed
When I say start small, I mean start really small. I would even go so far as to say to not even worry about CSS to start with. Make sure you get your base elements on the page first. Start with deciding what you want on your landing page and wireframe it. Make a sketch with pen and paper, if needed. Do you want a navigation bar or not? Decide on a color scheme. I cannot recommend Adobe Color enough for this. What kind of text do you want on the landing page? Should there be a button? 2 buttons? And then start adding these things one at a time.
I can almost guarantee you that if you make a sort of "To Do" list for your project, you'll be amazed at how it grows and sort of coalesces as you check these things off. Trello and Workflowy are great tools for these sorts of things.
Good luck and happy coding!