I have done absolutely zero prior to arriving here. Nothing. (In terms of development, that is!) But I have always wanted to learn coding and after years of telling myself it was too late, I suddenly decided it wasn’t. Found this site and started ploughing through the front end developer section.
I was amazed to find that it didn’t seem difficult, and most things worked on the first try. Everything that didn’t, I was able to fix by staring at the screen until the problem popped out at me. Maybe I was lulled into a false sense of security, but now that I am at the tribute phase, I don’t have a clue how to go about it. Specific questions are:
- In the “how to” video, Quincy briefly displays his code and says it’s all HTML, no CSS. I don’t get it. Does that mean I’m not supposed to use CSS? Why not? I thought it was better than straight HTML (more efficient)?
- The video also mentions that we can use any APIs or libraries we want. I don’t have any idea what the APIs or libraries would be, or where I would find them, or how I would incorporate them into the code. I’m frustrated because I feel like other people who know nothing have managed to get past the tribute, but I am a little lost. Is this explained somewhere and I somehow missed it?
- I also feel a little unsure of how to structure the whole document in general. I guess that has to do partly with Question #1; if I know what I was doing I would have a better idea of how to do it.
I’m sorry if I sound whiny. I temporarily abandoned freeCodeCamp and am taking a Udemy HTML5 class, hoping to come back to the tribute once I feel less confused. Does anyone have any words of wisdom (or explanation) for me?