HI @redneckenginenerd !
I’m David- from Israel. I really enjoyed reading your post, because It is similar to what I am now moving trough. I had an affiliate business out there in the Web, and as for now employed on a job that is not that satisfying from the point of view for salary. In the previous time- was a Aicraft technician in the Air Force for almost 8 years
I am a beginner just like you, so don’t think that my remarks are made because of self-praise or anything. On the contrary, I think that I can understand you fully at 100%. I began to learn recently on FCC because of another platform I learning- which is not as detailed as this one, so firstly- you done very good that you start from here.
Second of all- I was “tweaked” by the forum persons- a big shutout to @ieahleen- THANK YOU!!
and it corrected my understanding. as for now, I am in the middle of the “responsive Web Design Certification” and my conclusions so far:
- Learning trough the challenges is great, and you get familiar with different things and different options of running those.
- IMHO ( and please forgive me anyone that reads it, its just my opinion) while getting to the projects in the end of each certification, as for every coder, Google is your best friend. Don’t expect that when you come to a project you will complete it as by typing all from your head, because i think that is very hard to get all the information memorized, you should adopt the Read Search Ask method, there is an article from the FCC https://www.freecodecamp.org/news/read-search-dont-be-afraid-to-ask-743a23c411b4/ it really helped me to organize the process of dealing with future projects.
- At first it will be veryyyy slow and even a kind of ordeal for building a site, but with time passes, you will see that more and more stuff residues in your brain.
These are my conclusions so far- I really hope I helped you in a someway or to any other that reading this post. The coding journey is interesting and anyone can make it- I came from different area of knowledge- I was a Christian tour guide here, but in everchanging COVID times and so on I decided to hop on the train of coding.
Feel free to contact me in private or via any other communication options, Ill be glad to help in what I can.
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