There are many approaches.
After that, I defined the layout of the page with html (with some JQuery magic to help) and then use css to make it pretty. So, my procedure is:
- Make sure I understand each coding task for the project. Test them in a separate pen. Do not continue until you know how they work.
- Make sure all the logic works. You can output to console or just to a boring, unadorned html div. Don’t worry about pretty.
- Define the structure of the page with html, maybe using some JQuery to inject some html as needed.
- Make it pretty with css.
That’s kind of what works for me. As I get better, I can dwell less on step one and just combine different steps as needed. But on projects where I’m having difficulties, this works best for me.
Again, I’m sure other people have different flows. That’s just what works for me.