This is a beginners introduction to the world of web development. The lessons are from Codecademy's "Make A Website" course. Watch these 3 essential videos that will help you get an understanding of how a website is structured and styled. After learning the foundations of HTML & CSS we move into using the Bootstrap framework which is pre-written CSS styling which allows us to quickly make responsive sites that look great on all screen sizes.
This course focuses on Structured Query Language, or what's more commonly known as SQL,. It is a programming language that is used to connect and interact with databases. A database functions by taking a look and analyzing databases which consist of fields of data inside of tables. This course is a must take if you ever plan on building an app that keeps track of user data which you want to be able to access or manipulate and change. Sql is a much sought after skill and taking this will definitely put you in the right direction!
This course aims at teaching how to use relative units and media queries in a website to make it viewable across different sized devices. A good question to ask is, "Why should I try and learn responsive design"? A responsive website will set your site apart from the rest of the sites that are out there. If your site is not accessible throughout all devices, you may be missing out on views to your site by giving visitors a less than pleasing experience. In this course (and for the rest of your web developing life) it will be your responsibility to ensure a sites legibility and visual appeal accross a variety of devices.
If you are new to Web Development this is where you want to begin. This 'Learn HTML' course will take you through all the most common HTML tags utilized when structuring HTML sites (HTML being the basic skeleton of a website). The course material will also go over creating tables to display tabular data effectively and efficiently. Through this course, we will build 2 projects. The 2 projects include a blog concerning fashion and the schedule of a wine festival. These 2 projects will show you how to apply the new found knowledge to the test in some real-world situations. Before starting, you are probably asking, "why even learn HTML?" Well, HTML is the language of the web, it is the foundation of all websites. Without it, one would not be able to organize the content of a webpage. HTML is the first language you need to learn to someday put together amazing websites.
Codewars is an online programming website which focuses on improving one's programming skill. It has many challenges which train in improving fundamental coding concepts and push you to think critically when approaching a problem. There are different level challenges which range from beginner to master and each challenge is called a kata. One starts as a warrior at war and the battles(challenges) give points that advance ones raking over time. The challenges are adjusted to a rank (Kyu/Dan). These terms are brought from the Japanese system of martial arts. This course is recommended only once you are comfortable with programming concepts.
This is a course from Codecademy website. It teaches the command line of Unix-based systems. The command line might seem intimidating at first but once you are comfortable with it, it is an indispensable skill. Through the command line, you can navigate through your entire computer. You can create, delete, copy, and move files and folders. You can search through all your files and folders as well and see all your computer processes from that same black screen. Start learning the command line today and become an even more powerful wielder of the keyboard!
This course is recommended to you if you have completed my HTML & CSS courses. Bootstrap is a beautifully organized library code we can use to make quick and responsive websites. Include bootstrap in the head of your HTML and begin using a plethora of styling options. This course will take you through some of the most used Bootstrap classes and features.