Here’s an overview of the issues I’ll tackle in this post.
For a short recap:
- HTML stands for HyperText Markup Language and it is the starting point for any website. Web developers use it to create the structured content for web pages, such as text, images, and other media, for instance. However, HTML doesn’t really do much to make a website look nice and easy to use. That’s what CSS is for!
- CSS, short for Cascading Style Sheets, is the language that creates the styling for the awesome content you first create with HTML. It lets you unleash your creativity with colors, typography, layouts, and much more. In other words, CSS creates the desired look and feel for a web page.
- Make websites behave more individually, respond to user interaction
- Build web apps and games
- Compute and visualize data in spreadsheets
- Access and process information on the Web, e.g. find out what’s trending on Twitter
This is one question that always comes up when it’s time to learn a new programming language. Or it is for me, at least.
To be clear, it’s unlikely to find a programming language on this planet that’s explicitly easy to learn. But some languages are easier than others, and there are definitely a couple of ways to make learning any language a bit less difficult than it could be.
It’s a “proper” programming language with more dynamic features than in HTML or CSS. That being said, it can be a bit more challenging to learn than those two, especially if you’re totally new to programming.
I’m not saying HTML or CSS are easy to learn, but they have a different sort of complexity to them.
Furthermore, as I’ve said in my previous posts with pretty much anything related to learning programming, there are a few key factors that you should consider to make the process easier for yourself:
- Firstly, make sure you have a clear goal in mind. What is it you really wish to achieve?
- Thirdly, do some extensive initial research to find some great resources suitable for your needs. This will bring structure into your learning.
All three points will help you make the learning process as smooth as it can get!
— See also: 4 Steps to Get You Started With Coding
— See also: How to Choose Your First Programming Language
The course isn’t free, but – pssst – Udemy often runs campaigns with discounts of up to 95%!
To save you some time, here are a few of my other favourite online courses and resources:
- Mozilla Developer Network – this is a very nice free guide for beginners with clear explanations and plenty of content.
Check them out and see what suits you best!
— See also: How Web Pages Work – Surfing Explained
— See also: Back-End Development vs Front-End Development
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