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Raquel Santos | RS-coding
Raquel Santos | RS-coding

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Introduce myself

Hi,

my name is Raquel Santos, also known as RS-coding.
I have a bachelor's degree in Visual Design and have worked for many years in the field, but as I took a specialization course in front-end web development in 2016-2017, at the end of 2018 I decided to quit my previous job, moving to Amsterdam-The Netherlands with my boyfriend to find new opportunities and started studying code in my spare time while working at clothing stores to have money to pay the bills.

In 2020 I decided that my free time was not enough to learn, so I gave up working in stores and just dedicate myself to focus and studying fulltime reviewing some things about HTML and CSS I already knew, learning javaScript, and the new frameworks on the market.

I resolved to write my journey as developer by telling you what I have been doing, my struggles, my accomplishments, and things that I find important to help me find the job of my dreams.

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mirhsquadri

Welcome to the dev community Raquel. I have been a SWE, Data Scientist, Networks Engineer, Graphic Designer. But nothing comes close to being as fun as Web Development. I am sure you are gonna have a great time with it. What frameworks are you interested in learning?

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Raquel Santos | RS-coding Author

At the moment I am learning Vue.jS and later hopefully I would br learning react.js Libray and Node.jS.

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Muhammad Hasnain

I remember when I started learning HTML and CSS. It was after a year I left college after studying the first semester of BSCS for three months. I was also really depressed. Learning HTML and CSS was life changing for me. I hope, you find it the same for you.

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Raquel Santos | RS-coding Author

Hi Muhammad. how are you?I am developing code a long time ago. Almost 5 years. HTML and CSS is very easy from me. What it is more difficult is JavaScript

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Muhammad Hasnain

What do you find difficult about JavaScript?

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Raquel Santos | RS-coding Author

Not necessary a particular thing. I find more difficult in a way of need more time to assimilate . Its a programming language which html and css are not. It takes more time and more focus about it.

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Santhosh Balasa

So, which design software do u use ? Adobe XD or Webflow etc ?
If you use Adobe XD with Anima plugin u can convert your design to React.js/CSS directly.

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Raquel Santos | RS-coding Author

I dont use any software. i am not UI/UX designer. I am Fronnted Web Developer. I do and create code

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Santhosh Balasa

I know but your first line says you’re a visual designer and worked many years in it.

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Raquel Santos | RS-coding Author

Yes but I wasn't UI/Ux like I have said . I used Indesign , Illustrator, Photoshop and done things that aren't related to web.

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Santhosh Balasa

Yeah anyway what I want to inform you is if you use Adobe XD and Anima plug-in you can convert designs to React.js code.

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Santhosh Balasa • Edited on

Watch this video its fucking amazing xD
youtu.be/D2FnOEXdWc4

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Raquel Santos | RS-coding Author

I Understood at very first time. But it seems you didn't understand yet with my explanation.but will repeat that I am programming from zero and don't do designs but instead program logic. So I don't use AdobeXD or else to convert designs.

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Uriel dos Santos Souza

Santos? Brazilian?

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Raquel Santos | RS-coding Author

No . Portuguese living in Amsterdam Netherlands

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Santhosh Balasa

I'd suggest u start learning jQuery, its very easy

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Raquel Santos | RS-coding Author

no no I don't like Jquery :) I already studied. I made a specialization in a school and I learned there Html, CSS, JQuery, and the Basis of JavaScript. I am not a beginner and I do prefer JavaScript and its frameworks. Jquery is outdated and less and less companies use it.

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Santhosh Balasa

Ah ok ok, I thought u find js too difficult so, yeah ur right jQuery is outdated

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Raquel Santos | RS-coding Author

nope , even its difficult I don't give up when I see something challeging. JavaScript is the best .

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Santhosh Balasa

journey*
as a developer*

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Raquel Santos | RS-coding Author

thank you. so distracted

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Santhosh Balasa

welcome :)

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Dhananjay Panage

Cheers πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ». Have you tried to learn anything apart from HTML/CSS and JS? I am a beginner as well so just curious.

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Raquel Santos | RS-coding Author

HI. yes I am learning now Vue.js and hopefully in the near future react.js

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Dhananjay Panage

Ohh great, thanks for sharing!

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Darsh

I liked your introduction can we be friends

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Raquel Santos | RS-coding Author

sure !

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FRADAR

Welcome to dev.to!

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Raquel Santos | RS-coding Author

thank you :)

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