Jerry Alex

How I'm relearning HTML and CSS: A Quick Guide

December 28, 2019

It’s a new year and you’re ready to learn something to grow your skill set. Whether it be for jobs, personal satisfaction or building a small project, front-end skills like HTML and CSS are good to have for any budding developer.

This guide is my way of jumping into front-end development.

As a backend developer, my goal has been to transition into front-end and link those skills together to become full-stack.

Here’s my intended plan for building my front end skills:

  1. Skim through the book HTML and CSS by Jon Duckett for a refresher
  2. Learn Flexbox and Sass by watching and completing the exercises in Jonas Schmedtmanns’ Advanced CSS and Flexbox course.
  3. Get familiar with a CSS framework like Bulma CSS. I’ll be following their documentation.
  4. Start building and shipping things.

Fourth point is the most important… start building!

I’ve recognized that people have different learning styles. My learning style consists of:

  1. Reading introductory materials.
  2. Jumping into projects head-first.

The more problems you discover and solve, the more real world experience you gain. This has been a fact of life for me.

Although I’m familiar with HTML, there were a few things I have been unfamiliar with. CSS was also put on the back burner for a while, so it’s a priority as I focus on getting up to speed.

Jerry Alex

Written by Jerry Alex. Software engineer, fitness enthusiast && business guy. Let's chat on Twitter

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