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General Discussion

Making a web site during lessons to use skills: so they stick and so that I can refer to coding when I get paid work.

I really need to be proactive since I will not take classroom classes. Will the lessons eventually incorporate this? Has anyone done this? I know (know) that I will not recall all of this: who could? How have people dealt with this potential problem? Thanks and best wishes to all beginners and those entering the coding workforce!

4 Answers

Hi Lee Ann VanWinckel, The first advice I can give to you is to unblock your mind. You can recall, and yes, it's all about practice, but never forget, you do can recall everything. Of course is hard to remember some rules and particularities of each kind of coding, but you'll always have a documentation availible to help you if you forget something.

I could see you love foreign foods, so, what about to create a website with some food you really love using photos, food descriptions, some style with CSS and then bring it here? I'd like to see your website running and to help you getting always better. =D

My best wishes

Thanks, Tiago! I am now going back to How to Build a Website to actually use it.

Paul Sullivan
Paul Sullivan
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My best advice is about the same as Tiago's. I make a lot of side projects. With CSS, for example, I'll either style a site, or I'll make little "doodles" or animations. For example...

http://codepen.io/pwsm50/ (Very small collection)

Also, do keep in mind that there are many, many sources available to go to for reference. :)

If you haven't already, you should check out the 'how to make a website' course, I just did one for myself using the course as a guide. It turned out pretty well. Instead of using the gallery for graphics, I plan on using the gallery to link to other pieces of code. It took a lot longer to fuss over customized elements, but the course helps you build the site you need to show yourself off and is easy to customize. Good luck!

Had thought I'd go all the way through the courses set out for my track, but will go back to practice what I'm learning now. Thanks, Erika!

I talk about this the other day, but i don't get to much attention. https://teamtreehouse.com/forum/somethings-missing

Some good input here!