I've been stuck learning how to code for 2 months.
I am not sure how to put(or summarize) this in writing but I've been stuck in this loop where I learn, forget then go back to re-learn. I just felt like I didn't know enough and did not know how to go about knowing enough(🤦).
After talking with a few friends and seniors, I came to the decision to start a blog to document what I learn and build tiny projects along the way. I then came across this dev.to blog post by Maru where she documented her projects done on freeCodeCamp. Feeling inspired I went there(freeCodeCamp) too.
What I learned?
You don't need to learn everything to start with projects
I always had this overwhelming urge to study a voluminous amounts of work before trying to do some practice on my own. That's where the forgetfulness comes in (and then I go back to re-learn😅)
Tutorial sites which end projects/challenges are dope!
I found it to be like preparing for an exam, that is not peeping during the test 😅 but more importantly it gives a sense of purpose to what I learn. Knowing I will be tested at the end of the course kept me focus and non-lazy🤭
What I did(Project worked on)
The first project after the RWD(Responsive Web Design) course is the Tribute Page. I did this: A Helen Keller Tribute
- I took up a lot of time deciding what colors were good and would work in harmony. I hope to get better at this with time
footerdid not come out as I desired. I can't seem to be able to get it aligned properly
- I had some difficulties deciding what screen size to start responsiveness
Feedback:The project was relatively not as hard as I feared it'll be(as expected giving that is it the very first project) and I actually had fun doing it😊. However,
That said, I am open to advice, reviews and constructive criticism (😏). I hope by this, I would learn faster (and surer😂).
There are more projects I will embark on(hopefully) and I hope to have to with me every step of the way😁
PS: I am open to advice on learning strategies too!