During Week 1, I thought I was flying through this course.
Now I realize, that was the super easy stuff, and it's taking me longer and longer to get through the modules now.
This week was all CSS.
Accomplishments for Week 2:
- I learned about Selectors and Declarations in CSS
- Use . for classes, # for ids...
- I can now use developer tools to edit HTML and CSS files directly in a browser
- I learned how to keep a separate style sheet and link to it from the HTML file (woo-hoo!)
- If I'm struggling with linking a CSS stylesheet, I'm still baffled at how ridiculously smart my machine learning engineers are. Seriously, how did they learn all that stuff?
- This does get fun once you get the hang of it!
- I felt really cool using developer tools. Sure, I was only doing (very) simple things, but having only used Inspect Element to grab hex codes when needed in the past, I felt really smart actually editing code inside of dev tools!
- If you want to learn to code, you need to do a little every single day. I took three days off this week, because I started (and then subsequently quit) my MBA on Wednesday, and am now catching up on the weekend. Consistency is the key, even if it’s only 15 minutes a day.
Ah-ha! Moment of the Week:
- Oh, Syntax! Syntax is often the issue. I kept putting a comma after my CSS attributes instead of a semicolon, and this stumped me on several quizzes for hours. Embarrassing.