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About The Basics

Getting a Grasp of Core Concepts#

Here in "The Basics" we'll cover beginner friendly concepts, lessons and tutorials. Whether you've never seen a line of code before or you remember some little things from editing your dope MySpace page back in the day, or maybe you took a couple classes in high school, this is a great section to get started. Maybe you've done this for sometime but, like myself, have fallen off the wagon a couple times and need a refresher. No matter where you are in your development journey, this is a great place to start or to remember some old skills before moving on to more advanced topics.

What you can expect#

We'll start off here by going over some basic HTML. We'll cover things like:

  • Elements
  • Adding images
  • Creating websites with just HTML

These aren't the prettiest bits, as HTML essentially creates a structure for your webpage, where things go, what they should look like and so on.

Following HTML we'll dive in to some basics of CSS (the pretty part!):

  • Various ways to add style to your HTML page
  • How cascading works
  • External style sheets

We'll do just enough to add some flair to the pages you work on creating in the HTML section, but not so much you get lost and confused and almost want to give up.

Finally, we'll dive into a bit of JavaScript:

  • What are variables and how do we use them
  • Functions and making computers do things
  • Creating interactive buttons with JavaScript

We'll keep it fairly small and simple. It's quite easy to get carried away and dive in to the rabbit hole with any one of these, but we don't want to do that. We want to focus, grasp some core concepts and have fun while doing it! After completing some challenges here, we'll move on to more advanced lessons, seeing how far you can go with just HTML, learning some cool CSS tricks, and the almost unlimited power that is JavaScript.

With that, let's dive right in to HTML! I hope you stick around, learn some new skills and have fun as we dive in to this journey!