Javascript Confusion

After reading everyone else’s post thus far, I feel a little better. This weeks CodeAcademy exercises were very frustrating and confusing. I felt really good at first that I was really understanding everything. That was all until logical operators and functions. The functions were easy at the start, and I was able to comprehend and write in comparison operators and if/else statements. However, I became very confused when logical operators and functions came into play. I think it might be because there wasn’t great visualization on the CodeAcademy exercises.

Later in the course, I thought that the Array was very easy to understand. I found this to be a simple concept and way of creating lists. However, I’m not exactly sure what those lists would mean when put onto my HTML website. I think I am having trouble deciphering HTML, CSS, and Javascript and what they all mean separate from each other, and added together. I am praying that one day this will be made into an easier process.

I am worried that I will have trouble with the rest of this class and am starting to get a little stressed. I spent about 3 hours trying to learn this language, and still have a low understanding. I think that it will help me in the future to have classes that really walk through the basics. Last class was lost on me as I am a visual learner and don’t think just talking through the different things JavaScript can do was of much help to my learning type. I really do like the CodeAcademy that it walks you through the basics, and think bringing it down to that level in class would be extremely helpful.

Overall, I think I still have much to learn when it comes to Javascript and hope to learn more in the next class!

1 thought on “Javascript Confusion

  1. Greg Linch

    “I think I am having trouble deciphering HTML, CSS, and Javascript and what they all mean separate from each other, and added together.”

    The simplest way to break these down is that HTML describes the content, CSS describes the design and JavaScript is the instructions for interactivity and behavior. HTML is the foundation that CSS and JavaScript connect to via the tag name, class, id, etc.

    “I think that it will help me in the future to have classes that really walk through the basics”

    Yes, we will be reviewing the basics of JavaScript this week.

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