Welcome to the Treehouse Community

The Treehouse Community is a meeting place for developers, designers, and programmers of all backgrounds and skill levels to get support. Collaborate here on code errors or bugs that you need feedback on, or asking for an extra set of eyes on your latest project. Join thousands of Treehouse students and alumni in the community today. (Note: Only Treehouse students can comment or ask questions, but non-students are welcome to browse our conversations.)

Looking to learn something new?

Treehouse offers a seven day free trial for new students. Get access to thousands of hours of content and a supportive community. Start your free trial today.

HTML

Bryan Delimata
Bryan Delimata
1,541 Points

What is the best way to retain HTML and CSS after taking the "Basics"?

I am taking the Front End Web Development course and just finished the "HTML Basics" and "CSS Basics". I was wondering what is the best way to solidify the information I just learned. Are there specific project people try to recreate after finishing intro level courses on HTML and CSS? What are some ways you have practiced to help you maintain the information? Any suggestions are appreciated.

Thanks, Bryan

Jamie Carter
seal-mask
.a{fill-rule:evenodd;}techdegree
Jamie Carter
Front End Web Development Techdegree Student 11,868 Points

The best way to retain is to build build build.

Think of something interesting to you that you'd like to create and then have a play.

Only then do you really explore the language.

Boiler plate examples are good, but they dont stick well for me.

3 Answers

willkey
willkey
3,650 Points

Practice is by building a simple web page using the code you have learnt in the basic html and css courses. One way I do this is to build simple web pages, and when I have finished writing the code. I delete the page and then try writing another web page. This way you are having to think about the code, and how to write the web page using html and css. Its a style of learning that works for me.

Alexander Solberg
Alexander Solberg
14,349 Points

After finishing my basic html and css courses, I created a landing page for a fictional architectural company.

I decided to just have a good time and poke fun at typical corporate designs on the web. I solidified my knowledge and had a few laughs along the way.

Creating some plain html + css projects before entering the world of javascript, will really help you out.

Bryan Delimata
Bryan Delimata
1,541 Points

I figured I should practice HTML and CSS before moving onto JavaScript. Thanks! I really appreciate it.

grant Mitchell
grant Mitchell
6,217 Points

Make projects forever. never stop making them. So good luck.