How to practice your skills

Hello everyone,

So I just finished the new HTML with the cat photos. I have learned some great coding lessons. I wrote down all of the lessons in my notebook. I was reviewing my notebook pages when I realized that I need to have some more practice with what I learned. So, I am wondering what to do? Do I go back through the “cat photo app” tutorial and try to complete all of the steps from memory as a way of testing what I have learned? I was thinking of buying some binder paper, going through my notes, and then writing down examples of code on binder paper that I have learned, especially from the “cat photo app”.

In fact, I came up with an idea for this website but I don’t know if it’s been implemented or not. Are there any exercise tests that we can go through where we can try to write down the answers from memory, such as “Give an example of radio buttons where the choices are the following: coffee: cold, hot, or lukewarm. Be sure to fill in the id attributes and name attributes”.?

Thanks everyone!

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HI @Hackerwhack !

The best way to practice your skills is to start building small projects on your own.
It can be as little as 20 lines of code.

You can practice forms, images, tables and more.
You can use something like codepen to build out your practice projects.

I don’t think that is necessary.
I would keep moving through the curriculum and onto css.

HTML and CSS work together to build out the content and style of the web page.
By doing the other practice projects in the curriculum, you will still get plenty of practice with HTML.

you can go through these exercises

You have mentioned memorization a few times.

A lot of beginners fall into the trap of thinking they have to memorize everything.
But that is impossible.

HTML alone has almost 100 elements.
CSS has hundreds of properties.

The goal is to go for basic understanding.
If you forgot syntax, that is completely normal.
That is why documentation like this exists

Professional programmers look things up all of the time. :+1:

With continued practice and time, you will start to remember more of the common HTML elements and CSS properties.

Hope that helps! :+1:

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