I’ve been doing the Responsive Web Design challenges and made my way through them, and now I’m at the Projects. I understand that the projects are where the real learning happens, and up to that point it’s just a matter of getting your feet wet with the challenges.
But oh man… the projects.
I looked at the user stories for the Tribute Page, then I looked at other learners’ examples and I am feeling so intimidated. Some people have stuck in some Bootstrap and others JQuery for their tribute pages, and overall their coding looks insanely good. However, I plan on using only HTML and CSS, as this is what I have learned so far in the Responsive Web Design cert and surely that should be enough to get me through it? All the other stuff comes later, surely?
Apart from that, I’m just worried that I’ll be out of my depth and feel defeated before I’ve even begun. I’ve taken pretty extensive notes to refer to on Notion (haven’t taken notes for the Applied Visual Design section as there is. Just. So. Much. But I will, in bite-sized chunks ).
Is it worth looking at other courses, like the Odin Project’s HTML and CSS section, before I start the projects? Or is that just putting things off?
Above all, I think I’m getting jittery. None of this stuff is coming naturally to me, even something so basic as HTML and CSS. I understand most of what’s come up, and if I don’t understand something, I’ll google around until I at least get the main idea. But there’s so much to learn and bear in mind that it’s quite overwhelming for a noob. I’m worried that I’m just too dumb to code, or my brain isn’t wired the right way or something.
I love the idea of building something from nothing, and being able to code opens so many doors in terms of career, lifestyle, and in my case, a sense of accomplishment. Has anyone felt the same way? Am I on the right track? I just don’t know!