General career advice for a newcomer

Hey everyone! I’ve been relatively new to the coding space for a while now. I’ve been doing the Responsive Web Design course on here, but while reading around, most people are saying to start building a project to show your skills. I know the very basics of HTML and CSS, but I’m still really confused about JS and JQuery and the like. I would love some pointers and tips about getting my foot through the door to become a Front End Web Dev or something along the lines of that.

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Please check my answer on similar topic Completed Responsive Web Design after 4 months! - #19 by vikramvi

Also team up with other newcomes and be each other’s accountability buddies.
cc: @aldehyde

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Thank you! I’ll definitely check it out!

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To add to what @vikramvi provided, check this roadmap.

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Hey @CharlieZ !

  • start working on projects from FrontendMentor.
  • Join their discord server using the link in their “Free+” page in their website.
  • Then see if you can find the “challenge roadmaps” section.

Thanks to @vikramvi and @stephenmutheu I am going to start making the first set of HTML + CSS projects based on their roadmap

We can definitely collaborate on a project (still learning how to do that) but we should

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I would do what makes sense to you. People mention “road maps” but there is no guarantee, or a set of steps that will work for everyone. It may work for them which is great, but it may not be for you. You got some advice here, but feel free to reach out to other forums, find professionals on linkedIn and ask them. Its better to do research and get answers from multiple people than take the first thing you get as the truth. The best way to get comfortable with all of this is simply by practicing what you learned, front end mentor is great for that. I wouldnt worry much about Jquery as its outdated and not used as much. There may be older systems that still use it, but its not something thats really in demand right now.

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