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Category: Computer Coding & Web Design
My journey as I learn computer coding to become a web designer after I retire from teaching. Join me as I share my successes and my obstacles. I’ve been working on tutorials with FreeCodeCamp. Hopefully, I will reach my goal within the next few years.
I should’ve known today would be tough. As I started my CSS Grid Garden puzzles, my WiFi went out. (My account said it was working, my devices said Nope!) I had 5 more puzzles left (#25-28), so of course, my modem would act up. After ten minutes of restarting my modem and Roku (was watching Midsomer Murders), I was ready to code my grid garden. My fun didn’t last long. I got stuck on Puzzle 26. I understood and completed puzzles 25 and 27. However, for 26, I couldn’t get the pixels (px) and fractional (fr) parts correct to water everything except for the top 50px of the garden. I’m still stuck! Hopefully, I’ll be able to figure it out tomorrow, so I can move on to #28.
I spent Day 1of my #100DaysofCode Reboot reviewing CSS Grid. This game helped me to get back into coding after stopping for a few months. I had fun playing this game, watering my carrots and killing my weeds. (The easiest garden I’ve ever maintained.) I’ve read the articles on Medium and on different websites. They’ve all been informative and helpful. However, as a visual learner, I needed just a little bit more reinforcement. I found it easier to understand the code as I was moving water and weed killer between the columns and rows. Today I finally got it! I made it through Level 6 today. Hopefully, by the end of the weekend, I’ll finish all 24 levels. Then, I’ll be ready to start some new projects on Codepen. If you need me, I’ll be playing in my garden.
It is not wrong to go back to that which you have forgotten.— West African proverb It’s been awhile since I’ve talked about my progress in with coding. In fact, when I checked into FreeCodeCamp almost two weeks ago (01/07/18), my last visit was in August. That was the last time I …
Lost track of how many days I’ve been learning how to code. I had so many goals planned for my summer break, including spending more time working on my coding projects. However, my health and mood got in the way. Continue reading