Course Guidance

Course Guidance
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#1

Hey All,

I had no experience before joining FCC back in October 2016. It wasn’t until mid December when I started to invest time and effort. I completed my first Tribute Page challenge, but now I am stuck on my Portfolio Page.

In regards to the challenges, I am more than halfway through Basic JavaScript. As I review other FCC Portfolios in CodePen I notice a heavy amount of JavaScript usage. My goal was not to copy at all, but to compare other beginners publishing their Portfolio.

Should I continue learning JavaScript outside of FCC before submitting my Portfolio or stick with what I know, such as Bootstrap, and complete the challenge. Maybe I shouldn’t compare but I feel as if I’m far behind or I am missing something. The Portfolio challenge is before Basic JavaScript so I’m just curious.

Sorry if this ramble doesn’t make sense. Any feedback or guidance would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks,
Joey


#2

You’re going to have to learn javascript eventually. But you can also make a great looking portfolio with just HTML/CSS.

It’s possible that other people are coming into FCC with prior experience. You shouldn’t compare yourself to others, instead understand that learning to code is your own personal journey :slight_smile: .

Also — you can also go back and edit your projects at a later date if you wish.


#3

Your portfolio should reflect and showcase your current skill level. It’s something that shouldn’t ever really be complete as it’s essentially your resume. That being said, I just now started on mine and I’ve completed 23/30 projects. I’m sure most people changed theirs after the initial submission.