Udemy is such an awesome resource, with courses that typically cost $5 – 20 for hours and hours of learning. Seriously, my wishlist on that site runs the gamut and I could spend the rest of my life learning shit (which doesn’t even take into account all the courses on edX and Coursera…).
One often recommended bootcamp is Colt Steele’s Web Developer Bootcamp, which is a pretty exhaustive list of web technologies. It’s great as a starting point and I think will serve as a good launchpad for my overview. I can then start knocking out some projects and digging deeper into certain subjects I want to understand better.
Like all web development bootcamps, it starts out with HTML and CSS. This is the part that I often get terribly bored during, as I know HTML very well and CSS a bit. However, this time I’m intent on really knowing CSS forward and back (along with cool things like Bootstrap). I sped through the HTML part yesterday and I’m now starting CSS. I thought I’d just document some of the things I’ve learned tonight.
- CSS used to always be “inline”. Separate stylesheets weren’t always a thing. (I didn’t know this!)
- Sublime Text has a rad shortcut to automatically fill the standard HTML boilerplate. Just type “html” and then press tab. Voila!
- Error driven development: when you write something you know is going to fail, and then make it work later. (AKA sorta how I run my life).