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CSS

Using Anki as a studying tool

So I have used Anki in the past, but there is so much it seems to learn when it comes to CSS. I am a little past halfway into the deep dive when someone suggested using Anki for this and I am trying to figure out what are key items that I should be studying throughout? I do plan on running through the deep dive again, along with making some projects on my own, but I feel like my abilities are lacking from where they are assume in the course. What should I put into my Anki decks to help me remember features that are used frequently in CSS?

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Me again. Search the shared decks they already have some pretty good ones, even if it has say jQuery and your not ready for that still keep it in that way you will be sub consciously learning the syntax ready for when you start. Also if struggling with the deep dive in CSS maybe spend the day (as grip as this is going to sound it would be worth it) Extracting all the stuff they are teaching in the deep dive into your own deck, will be a laborious task I know. Then you have the whole deep dive set up for spaced repetition learning.

As a side note I did see a deck on there that was Treehouse content so must be made by a user or staff member. CodePen is also a great tool just load it up see the popular ones and read through the code. If they have an element with position: relative; research the other values you can have and change it to see what happens. Same with display. Say its set to inline change to block see what it does to the page.

If you like a page on CodePen signup its free and star them, then if you forget how to do something then you can go back to it. I suppose at some point your not going to remember how to do a specific task but as long as you know what you want to achieve and that it is feasible then fire up Google and find the solution when you do you will be like "Yeah thats it, i remember now".

Thanks again for the advice! I just found the treehouse one and went through some of them. Thanks again for all the advice, I know you can't learn a language in a week, but I want to give myself as many advantages as I can as I go through the content.

It's not a problem. I agree your not going to learn in a week but you can maximize your potential. I would sign up to feedly and pocket. I use them on iPad but they have web apps, then on feedly search web development and sunrise to the articles. Them they will come through and if I find them useful I add them to pocket with 1 click and add tags to make them easy to search when I need them. Also there are some inspiring videos on learning on TED will dig them out and send them when on laptop later.

Subscribe not sunrise lol

That seems logical James Barnett. It's a shame because some clued up people on there too

Thanks a lot I will definitely check them out! I am deployed right now and have an endless amount of time to study, so I have been spending about 8 hours a day on this, but I am trying to make sure that I understand everything. I did find out that What I was asking the first time I asked a question here I found out they hadn't gone over. I just want to make sure that I do everything I can to help me learn. This is exactly what I was looking for. I was looking for a place where I can actually talk to people other than stack overflow where it seems everyone is much more developed experience wise.

Well I am always online to assist. Don't get me started on Stackoverflow, too picky for my liking and a little condescending at times.

James Barnett
James Barnett
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Adam Sackfield - My personal pet theory on Stack Overflow is that people go there because they want to be entertained with little interesting problems to solve not necessarily to help out people who are new to programming.

Answering easy questions is less fun for them so they screen out stuff that they don't have fun with.

Awesome, thanks dude. On a separate note, what would you recommend for a beginner language wise? I was going to get started on JS, and then work my way to ruby or python. How effective is treehouse alone as far as developing as a programmer? I heard that code school is a good place to go after you're done with the track here.

For a beginner I would stick to HTML, CSS and Javascript once mastered these venture into the back end stuff like PHP etc.

As personally use here and codeschool, I feel with them both together you get a complete package.