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:
- Skim through the book HTML and CSS by Jon Duckett for a refresher
- Learn Flexbox and Sass by watching and completing the exercises in Jonas Schmedtmanns’ Advanced CSS and Flexbox course.
- Get familiar with a CSS framework like Bulma CSS. I’ll be following their documentation.
- 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:
- Reading introductory materials.
- 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.