I signed up for this WebPub course with the intent to bolster my resume with some basic coding skills. My best friend makes a metric ton of money doing coding work for Apple, so I figured anything that would give me a leg up in the “getting rich” department couldn’t hurt to round out my senior year. This class (and this semester in general) has had its ups and downs, but here we are at the halfway point, writing a retrospective.
Hands down the most difficult project to date was learning CSS for Project 2. In retrospect, I feel a little foolish, as it’s not THAT difficult, but it was definitely a leap going from basic HTML coding into the wild world of CSS. After much bitching and moaning, however, I came out on the other side with a working knowledge of how to make my website less dreary and plain.
My favorite assignment was definitely the troubleshooting exercise. I’m a big fan of puzzles, and getting a page full of broken code and being told to fix it was kind of fun. I imagine it wouldn’t be quite as entertaining to do it if I didn’t know exactly how many errors were on the page, but I wouldn’t mind doing more things like this in the future.
The most important thing I’ve learned so far is… how to code? That feels like a cop-out answer, but it’s true– I came to this class to learn how to code my own webpage, and here I am: coding my own webpage. Considering I started this course knowing Absolutely Nothing, I’d say we made some progress.