Jul 09 2012

Learning to Code, Part 2

Tag:Tag , , Cyn @ 19:14

I’m still explor­ing CodeA­cad­emy, which has proven to be a very inter­est­ing site.

I made it through their JavaScript Fun­da­men­tals and found that I wanted to know more, so I started on their Code Year project, which picks up right after that with JavaScript Con­di­tion­als. Unfor­tu­nately, I seem to have hit a buggy les­son on the third sec­tion of that area and am wait­ing for a response from their peo­ple as to why my code is work­ing and return­ing a cor­rect answer but their auto­mated sys­tem still says, “Oops! Try again.” From their Q&A forum, it seems that quite a few peo­ple have had trou­ble with that lesson.

So I decided to regroup and see what else they offer. I men­tioned in the ear­lier post that I needed to update my HTML skills, so I moved on to that part of the site. I cer­tainly learned to cre­ate web pages before CSS days, so I needed to learn a lot more about that, too, and I am. I’ve got­ten through the HTML por­tion and the first CSS sec­tion, and I don’t see any of that as wasted time.

At this point I would hap­pily rec­om­mend CodeA­cad­emy to any­one who wants to learn the basics of cre­at­ing a web site. I feel that I’m learn­ing the basics of pro­gram­ming, but I’m not far enough along to opine about that bit yet. We’ll see whether or not that issue is resolved in a timely man­ner, first.

There are cer­tainly other alter­na­tives, but that’s what I’ve learned in the last 24 hours.