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Set your expectations, and start to think like a programmer from day one.
(7 topics, 9 resources)
Familiarise yourself with resources that will help you become a better developer over time.
You'd be surprised how much you don't understand about the web. I was.
(3 topics, 6 resources)
What do web developers do, and what are the different types of web developers out there?
(2 topics, 5 resources)
A code editor is where you write your code. Just like Microsoft Word or Apple's Pages app let you create and edit documents, a code editor lets you write code. Let's pick one.
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Google Chrome is arguably the most popular browser amongst developers, particularly because of its amazing suite of tools specifically designed to aid web development.
(1 resource + 1 exercise)
HTML is a "markup" language that defines the content and logical structure of a webpage. It is the first language of the web, and here you'll learn all about it – well, almost.
Adding CSS to a plain HTML site is like adding paint and decor to an empty room. Empty rooms are boring, and so are plain websites. Learn how to make things look pretty.
Learn what it takes to write high quality code and create delightful websites.
(3 topics, 4 resources]
Where do you keep your code? How do you keep track of what's changed? And how do you collaborate with other people without constantly stepping on each other's toes? Here's your answer.
(3 topics, 10 resources]
Web accessibility is about making websites accessible to anyone and everyone, regardless of their limitations, which may be technical, such as a slow Internet connection, or more personal limitations such as physical, visual, and hearing impairments.
(2 topics, 4 resources]
There's nothing like practice for learning how to code. If you haven't already started putting things into practice, there's no escaping now!
Replicate the Twitter login page
Let's turn the function you wrote in the previous challenge into a visual web app. Developers often work with designers in their team in order to create websites and apps that are both visually appealing, and usable. So, for this challenge, you'll have access to design assets created by Diana Padrón.
At this point you have a strong foundation in web development. But, this is just the beginning, and I'd love to help you figure out what to do next!
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