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question regarding the (Build a Simple Website) module.

I'm almost done with the whole section of (Build a simple website) and I can honestly say that I haven't learned much. I just simply watch the videos, take notes on what I see and utilize my notes to pass the code challenges and quizzes, so technically I'm just taking notes on stuff I don't quite understand and following along someone who's creating a webpage in front of me, but even though I can manipulate something like let's say the color of the background on my project through what the teacher shows me, I still don't understand anything about the script\code itself? Is this module just intended to show the student the structure of the coding and what I'm going through is expected or I should've started with the HTML deep dive first?

2 Answers

I think you're meant to do this module first and then follow it with the HTML and CSS Deep Dives, which are much more in-depth.

As with learning anything new, you need to practice too. You won't learn a foreign language just by sitting in class: You have to start speaking it. ;) Figure out something you want to make -- maybe a simple portfolio website? -- and start working on it. As you learn new things in Treehouse, add features to your site and change things around. You'll get used to writing and understanding the code you're using.

It takes some time, but you'll get there. Good luck! :)

Chase Lee
Chase Lee
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The projects are just more of an overview to show what you can do with the stuff that you've learned in the deep dive.