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How long I need to be good at html and css? I started before two weeks I feel so stupid.

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Bobo Brussels

It takes at least three weeks

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Ben Halpern

I took forever to be good at that stuff (maybe I'm still not, depending on what "good" means.

Software development is usually a process of lots of frustration followed by "aha moments".

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Jose Luis Ramos T.

Gracias por la honestidad saludos amigo Dev.

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James Thomson

In this world you will always be learning. It may take a bit of time to understand the fundamentals, but there's always something new to learn.

Take your time, make sure you learn the fundamentals, and don't feel stupid (I know, sometimes easier said than done) because we've all been there. If you get stuck, reach out for help, the Internet is full of helpful devs willing to pass on their knowledge.

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Gabriel Linassi • Edited

Don't know, depends on you but what I can tell is practice makes perfect. Challenge yourself to build more complex UI's. If lacks creativity, choose a site and try to copy parts of its UI, try to make it responsive, then open the devtools and check it out how you did it and how it was done.

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Ashwin Hariharan

It's been 6 years that I've been a full stack developer, starting with front end development. I still feel stupid especially when it comes to writing semantic html and css.

Rest assured that it's normal, probably even good to feel that way. Might as well get used to it. 😄

Happy learning!

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Alex Lohr

These basics are simple enough to learn, but difficult to master - and you never run out of things to learn. Things like specificy, the cascade, the box model, flex-box and grid make css challenging, whereas HTML with its semantics just takes some time to build reflexes in.

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Tracy Gilmore

Can you make a simple HTML-only web page? If so, look through the elements listed at MDN. If you understand what an element does good, if not test out an example in your web page until you do.

You don't need to know it all, you probably already have a good enough understanding but the truth is you should never stop learning.

Once you are making progress with HTML then take a look as CSS and let your creativity go wild. Keep up the good work and start developing something.

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Jose Luis Ramos T.

Hola amigos dev. En el tema sobre el aprendizaje de lenguajes sea web o de programación. Quiero aclarar que no se trata de cursos que duran dos semanas y ya eres todo un experto. NO. Se trata de una carrera larga.

Habrá momentos en que te sientas feliz 😊 y otros momentos con ánimos de querer abandonar todo.
Dos semanas o tres no es igual A años de aprendizaje.

Es normal tu estado de ánimo te comprendemos los que estamos en este camino, ciertamente lo sabemos.

Animo y sigue documentandote.
Experimenta y juega con los códigos. En fin hasta pronto amigos DEVS.

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Are you familiar with 180 websites in 180 days?

The good thing about "feeling stupid" is that it means you haven't fallen into the Expert Beginner trap (yet).

"CSS looks so simple. It gives off that impression because the syntax is so basic and easy to understand." You'd be better at CSS if you knew how it worked

Most HTML/CSS resources simply discuss language features - they often don't go into how these features compose to create larger, specific, more complex fragments. Also learning HTML/CSS doesn't teach layout/UI/UX design by osmosis.

That's why it's a continuous journey of learning. So what does "good at HTML and CSS" even mean? The industry can't even agree what the skill set of a front-end developer is. Some are competent at HTML/CSS, others working in larger organizations may not have to author HTML/CSS from scratch.

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Jacob Enders

I've been teaching myself HTML, CSS and Javascript for the past 5 years. And every day I learn stuff.

Just yesterday I figured out that it is possible to attach a single on click event listener to the root of an SVG. Before yesterday I was using query selectors and iterating though all the children elements of the SVG to give them all their own event listener.

Felt pretty stupid, but now I am able to save myself 50 lines of code.

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Arta Mohamadi

Actually i think nobody can set regular time for learing there is no limit....everyone is diffrent from each other,for someones it can take 3 months and in opposite for some other it can take 3 weeks, my suggets is that never compare yourself with anyone else especially in learing process. just do it as well as you can.and i like to mention this too that if you are new in this way this is make sense that you are feeling silly mood in some coding.good luck

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Thiago Vasconcelos

I'm not a pro yet but i think the goal is keep learning and practicing

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Sherry Day

You'll 100% figure it out if you stick with it.

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Braincuber Technologies • Edited

Start with project the more you make, the more you learn
also one advice, don't feel stupid for copying or googling because it will generate idea how things work

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I started 20 years ago and I still feel the same... just do it.

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