Coding your uniqueness into a web page.

As soon as I completed the HTML course, it was time to move to CSS, the styling tool for our web pages. I am new to this and quite determined! Curious to find out more about this digital world that invaded our lives and improved them so significantly!

So, I started learning CSS a few days ago. I have chosen Codecademy for this endeavour because their platform is easy to use and the learning paths are clearly presented. They offer great introductory options that enlighten the newcomers and ease them into the world of computer science and web development.

HTML and CSS are the coding languages to learn for any wannabe web developer.

The way things are moving forward, everybody would benefit from learning how to build web pages. What I love about coding is that it entails experimentation. One has the ability to play around with all the various options and create their own unique online identity, rather than utilise the prefabricated options available to all. This freedom to build a personalised online presence is very appealing.

Open laptop with code on screen
Writing code

The path on CSS starts with CSS Setup and Selectors. Several symbols suddenly appeared in the page without much of an introduction. Attention to detail is definitely needed in order to understand the logic and clarify in your mind where everything goes. Grouping information together using classes is one new aspect, as is marrying the two languages together. Prioritising the specificity of the selectors is also a challenge.

Linking the two codes together needs to be addressed carefully so that the browser can apply the styling code to the correct elements of HTML. A lot of practice is definitely needed, and a very clear view of what one aims to achieve. There is a lot of room for trial and error, which is something that might go both ways. One can end up with a haphazard outcome,or one might stumble on a magnificent styling idea by accident; not a bad prospect.

New ideas often come from experimenting.

It’s early days for me and I’m looking forward to having that experience myself.

I definitely do recommend learning both languages since their outcome is right in front of our eyes every day. It is a part of our lives and I dare say it even forms a part of our identity, considering all that variety of online communication in our daily lives.

As always, I would love to read your thoughts on this. Do not hesitate to send me your reply below. All the best to your online travels! 


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