Difficulties with making projects

I’ve finished all the tasks in freecodecamp responsive design course, but when it comes to doing projects, I feel lost. Should I repeat the course and take notes this time or maybe there are better ways to learn this for newbies?


This is normal. I would try and push on and when you get to something you don’t know or can’t remember refer back to the material or Google it. This is actually a skill and an important one for web developers.

Hitting stumbling blocks and finding the solution will really help you solidify your learning.

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I was in same place like yours and below has helped me to gain confidence

  1. Follow youtube tutorials about building simple HTML pages with techniques you’ve learnt

  2. Follow I mean fully understand what is author doing, why is s/he is doing that ?

  3. Write code along with him/her, do this for 3 - 4 projects

  4. Now re-do all the projects yourself with help of google and things you already know.

  5. Also you need to master CSS How to use CSS step by step to build webpage based on design

I was having tremendous hate and fear for CSS till I found above techniques.

  1. last do as many projects, so that you will learn that once you hit roadblock, how to find solution and move ahead.

Don’t hesitate to ask any doubts you may feel as silly; I was in your position last year same time so cheers, keep practicing

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I found one more useful platform which helps you to build projects with team

Last year when I started, I was lacking team and motivated team members to achieve same goal.

Hope this will help you as well.


Welcome to the forums @dianavo142.

You’re not the first, nor the last to feel this way. People go through the course taking their time, doing the lesson and getting it to pass then going back and making some changes to see what happens when they make small changes.
Then they get to the projects and feel totally lost. It’s normal. It’s all new so you don’t, and cannot, remember everything.
But the user stories help. Just follow their lead. Step by step it will tell you what you need to do to build that project. When you have a doubt, Google is your friend. And FCC promotes the Read Search Ask method so if/when you run into something confusing and searching seems like you’re going down a rabbit hole then feel free to ask on the forum. People are here to help.
When you run the tests if one fails just click the red button to see which test(s) are failing and text to help you correct the issue. (Be sure and read more than just the first line of the failing message. The ability to read and comprehend error messages is a skill you’ll need to acquire as a developer. Ask questions on what you don’t understand.)

When you meet the user stories your page won’t look so pretty and that’s when you start with CSS.
Use pen and paper and try and sketch out an idea of how you’d like it to look. This is the process that can be a little more daunting but as you learn and grow it because a little easier.

All said and done, have fun with it. And remember, along with Google, the forum is your friend.

I thought youtube is goldmine till I found this twitter thread about web development explained in simplest language

Hope it helps you and others as well.

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