Let me just start with a confession: I spent way too much time playing around with the web inspector and changing people’s website photos to pictures of dogs. The web inspector has to be my favorite part of this week’s lesson. Aside from thinking about how useful it’d be in planning out my next pranks, I enjoyed the web inspector tool because of its potential usefulness as a learning tool.
While I was playing around with the code to make changes that I thought were funny, I also had a chance to identify the different elements making up the html code for the websites. I was able to recognize most elements from the Codecademy lessons. I noticed, though, that there were a lot more things I hadn’t yet gotten to. I feel like I have a good grasp of what I’ve learned, which is progress on an ever-changing road ahead.
I also liked how useful the features on Github were for building on a code. Though I didn’t fully understand the intro exercise when I was doing it, after further examination and meditation, I recognized how useful the branch system is to the user. GitHub is essentially a social media network for web developers. Pretty cool if you ask me.
The Codecademy exercises showed me that learning to code is not impossible. I immediately recognized that there would be a lot of information, but I was prepared this time (I already had a Codecademy account because I tried to learn before). I took notes to create a reference list of tags and what they do. Now, I know that learning to code is just like learning any other skill. When you really take the time out to learn and practice it, it’s not so bad. I’m excited to see what I can learn how to do next.