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Wesley RamseyCourses Plus Student 178 Points
What platform is best for building websites? I am new to coding and am learning HTML and CSS
It seems workspaces is more for learning purposes within Teamtreehouse, what is another platform for writing code that will generate good looking websites? Wordpress? Or can workspaces be used to build complete websites?
Samuel Glister12,471 Points
This is totally down to your own preference and down to your OS.
There are many popular text editors out there for writing code including Sublime Text, Vim, Brackets and Atom. The best way to decide what is best for you as a beginner is to start with one and see how you get on with it. My personal favourite is Atom for its features and ease of use.
If you need any more advise just ask! ?
Edit: if you are starting to develop with Wordpress you will need to make sure you have MAMP / XAMPP installed with Mysql for local development and database management. Developing a Wordpress site I would always recommend using a starter theme like foundationpress for an efficient work flow.
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Austin Whipple29,687 Points
You have all kinds of options to start building a site! As for tools, Brackets and Sublime Text 3 are excellent text editors. If you're going with a full from-scratch approach, you'll need to purchase server hosting for the files you create if you'd like them to be visible to the public. If you're just practicing, you can build them on your own computer and view them there as well (sometimes need the help of other applications if you're building more application-based sites).
Anyway, to get started, I highly recommend practicing with with the Treehouse Workspaces or something like CodePen. Most courses on Treehouse relevant to what you'd like to do will also talk about how to host those sites. For instance, if you're interested in building WordPress sites, the Learn WordPress and WordPress Development tracks are very helpful.
My favorite is Sublime Text along with all of it's amazing plugins