Beginner coder here
I am in the early stages of writing my HTML/CSS for The Odin Project’s Google Homepage and it’s all feeling like a mammoth project. I have broken it down and even drawn a rough box sketch on paper planning out divs and navs etc.
I just wanted to ask the more experienced among the community, and even beginners like me - when you are planning a big project (this google clone feels like one to me ) how do you plan out and execute your project?
At this point I don’t feel like I can just start writing in the editor because i would get lost in all the other structure of my code as I am perfecting different parts of the structure.
Would love some input from others:
- Do you break the task down and write it in chunks? In separate windows on your code editor and then amalgamate/test?
- Do you ever write anything down on paper? lol
- What’s your strategy for add/commit on GitHub? Do you commit regularly or at the ‘end of the day’?
- When there are a ton of elements how do you prevent yourself from getting lost in it all?
I know everyone is different in the way they work and approach tasks but i’d be really interested to get a sense from others. I’m learning and studying alone and can sometimes feel like I’m not getting anything right…