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Just not getting it

Hi, I am a slowly progressing through HTML/CSS courses on here. I am a print designer by nature but dabbling with web for a good while, but I am just not getting it. I get through the tutorials and quizes but struggle when I try to apply it on projects I want to do. It's quite frustrating.

It might be my learning style? I download the project files as I go through and edit along side and re-watch.

I am tempted to find someone I can pay to help me go through some things but I'd rather not fork out again.

Any tips on learning?

4 Answers

Jaco Burger
Jaco Burger
20,807 Points

Hey man. I also started out as a designer, but now I'm 100% into development. Best advice is dive into a project of your own, and try to figure it out along with Treehouse tutorials and other ones you find on the internet. Design a site, see how far you get with developing it.

Anything specifically that you don't understand?

jason chan
jason chan
31,008 Points

Go through the material again 1st or 2nd time. Watch youtube videos to supplement what you learned.

Keep on hacking!

Read books. Experiment.

18,813 Points

Practice is definitely key. I found it useful to follow along, and then at the end of a lesson try to apply those concepts to something a little bit different.

If you're a print designer already, maybe you could design something simple in print and then try to replicate it using HTML and CSS?

It's difficult to give general learning tips, because everyone's learning style is different. But if you ever find your self struggling with a particular lesson or just can't get your design to look the way you want, I would definitely encourage posting here. There's always people willing to give advice or help clarify a concept.

Thanks for all your encouragement!

I think you are right I should use these forums more, I have used forums like Stack Overflow in the past and found them to be unhelpful and rude.

I just try and do some simple responsive div's with colour in and they just don't do what I need or want them to do.

Thanks again guys.