I have just finished all Responsive Web Design lessons, and now I am going to start the Responsive Web Design Projects. But now I am not confident enough that I will complete all the five projects as given in the description.
When I had start the freeCodeCamp, I have just started it to do a time-pass, later I came to know that it has good content so completed all the lessons.
I have not taken the notes while completing challenges. So now I do not remember the whole syllabus. And I think, this is the reason I am not confident enough.
So, should I start over the Responsive Web Design lessons with taking notes, or should I start working on the projects now?
Ok so you missed making notes part.
Well don’t worry most people start it as time pass and they also do this mistake. But it wont stop you from creating projects. For now don’t go for making notes and the create project.
Try to make a simple project, do code mistakes learn from it and make notes on the fly.
Make it in some google doc so you can share with others also, If they need it.
This way you will learn real time problem solving and meanwhile your notes will get completed.
Sure thing. Do check with provided code and try to write your own custom code.
If you have GitHub account then good and if not then make one.
And every time you start a project make it a git repo, host it in your github account along with your notes on that project.
Following this way you would have your code ready every time you need, you can share github repo with us in forums so it would be more more easy to debug your issue, and you will have some basic projects in your github repo it would increase your confidence.
Every time someone ask for help you can refer to your code also. Try it.
Don’t worry about not having notes, if you don’t remember something go search for it, on the previous challenges, on the documentation, on google - the goal is not to remember everything, but to be able to find what you need to use
Here you can find the documentation on HTML and CSS:
FCC’s real “learning” time is doing the projects. Don’t expect to memorize/remember everything all the challenges goes over. The only think you take away is what is available to you, so you can search up how to use it later. But like most things, you will need to use what you learn to gain the experience and knowledge.
You don’t learn anything by writing a line or two in a challenge, you learn by putting what you know together in a project. Odd’s are you probably forgot how todo most things, and that’s where knowing how to figure it out comes in. You could google it, look back at previous challenges, read external sources, or just straight up google the problem. Over time you will remember how to solve common issues, but only once you run into them over and over again, and figure them out over and over again.
Goodluck, keep building and don’t be scared of not knowing how to do something. As long as you keep at it, and are able to figure out a problem some what or how you can learn anything
Just start! … I encountered a fair amount of problems as I worked my way through these projects. Where ever you encounter a problem, look for the answer online or reach out to the community. There are lots of people on the forum willing to help out.
You are having the exact problem that I had while going through the FCC curriculum. I got to the projects and felt so overwhelmed and under-taught that I stopped. I didn’t feel that FCC had taught me enough to be able to complete them. It also could have been how fast the curriculum went over the subject matter.
I am planning on coming back and completing them after I finish a couple of classes. The first class that I am going to suggest is hands down one of the best classes that I have ever taken. I am almost finished with it and now feel that I understand CSS enough to start tackling the projects.
This is the course and I got it for $11. Don’t pay more than that for it. If it is more expensive, create a Udemy account, put it in your cart and leave it. After a few days either the price will drop, or they will send you a discount. You have my word this will help you as it has helped me so much.
I hope this helps you as it did me and my new approach to the FCC curriculum is to take Udemy courses to supplement my FCC curriculum that way I am not so frustrated and feeling like I want to quit. FCC is not going to stop me from becoming a developer!!
I used to get them for free. Since they are mostly about $10-20 on Udemy I believe in paying for them. There is a cool tool called Udeler. Once you purchase a course on Udemy you can use this tool to download everything. The videos, the docs, and the videos all in one process. Check it out and I think that deserve to get paid, although I won’t do a course that is $50+. Everyone can afford $10-20 bucks for a course. Here is the tool.
I’ve restarted the challenges many times! I would recommend going over them again. Personally, I only code for about an hour a day because of real life priorities, and it took me no time at all.
Don’t hesitate when you reach the projects though. Tackle them with full force! I referenced past projects when I was going through the Responsive projects and it helped a lot. Everyone learns differently but it definitely helped me to see my learning come into practice by actually coding something. You can read and study something every day/ all day but putting it into practice and seeing it work is a whole different experience in my opinion.
Like a couple others have stated post your projects on here and ask for some feedback. I would love to see your thrive with coding and Id love to throw my 2 cents in whenever they’re wanted.
Good luck my friend! I can’t wait to see some of your projects!