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Seeking Help about Web Dev

About 9 months ago, I learned HTML and CSS. Then I started learning Python and then Django for Backend Web Development.
Now, I have quite forgotten the concepts and syntax of HTML & CSS.
Now should I learn HTML, CSS & Javascript (i.e. frontend dev) or move to MongoDB?
Any help would be appreciated!

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Ben Halpern

I think you should mostly go in the direction you find most interesting, first and foremost.

However, I will say that if you're not going deep into MongoDB as a specialization β€” frontend dev skills are probably a bit more generally useful. As a web dev you can probably get by understanding the interface Django gives you to interact with the DB vs deeply understanding the DB itself.

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Joe Steinbring

I would pick an attainable goal that you can get excited about, figure out what technologies you could use to do that, and learn those things. Learning HTML, CSS, and Django in isolation is fine but trying to build a thing (TODO app, time-off calendar, portfolio website, etc) will help you figure out how to use those things together and what is and isn't useful.

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Jon Randy πŸŽ–οΈ • Edited

I wouldn't recommend learning ANYTHING just for the sake of learning it - you'll probably forget it quite quickly. Dream up something to build, and build it - utilising appropriate technologies along the way. There's no better way to learn something (and actually have the knowledge sink in) than to actually USE it, figuring it out as you go along.

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Andrew Baisden

Get back up to speed with HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Then you can combine that with Python so you can hook up the backend.

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Thank you everyone