I’m on my portfolio page project and i had this problem.before fcc, I was using atom text editor for web development (basic structure’s), but here everyone using code-pen for their work. It’ s little wired for me, mostly the no headers or tags in some project example. Can anyone help me to understand what’s going on here ? thanks…
Those are people with no previous programming experience and they are introduced to Codepen by FCC as their first code editor. There are people (myself included) who thinks it’s a poor decision as it teaches bad habits (one example would be no knowledge of header or doctype tags, as you noticed yourself).
Quote from the About page: "CodePen is a playground for the front end side of the web. It’s all about inspiration, education, and sharing."
I think codepen is good for non-tech people or beginners as users can edit their code and see the result right away. It’s pretty handy when it comes to sharing or showing your projects as well. Obviously, using text editor and saving code to its own files is the correct way.