Learning HTML & CSS at Codecademy

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A long time ago, I spent a lot of time building websites from scratch using HTML, CSS and some basic PHP commands. A few weeks ago I discovered Codecademy and decided to try it out. After almost 8 years, my knowledge got a bit rusty and I needed a refresher course. I started with the HTML & CSS course.

The interface of the website is beautiful and (not unimportant!) very easy to work with. On the left side, there is a bar with explanations, examples and an assignment. In the middle you input your code and on the right you will see the output of your code in a separate screen. The latter is especially exciting as you can directly see what the effects of certain commands are. This is really great for beginners, I imagine.

All in all, the HTML & CSS course got me reacquainted with an old hobby of mine. (I even wrote this post in the HTML tab in WordPress!) It was a lot of fun. I’m now learning more about PHP and later on I’m going to tackle JavaScript.

I can really recommend the HTML & CSS course, especially for beginners who would like a little web literacy. A little knowledge of HTML can go a long way!

What are your experiences with Codecademy?

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3 thoughts on “Learning HTML & CSS at Codecademy

  1. I’ve completed the HTML/CSS and I’m about 25% through Javascript with a few of their codebits under my completion belt.

    I really like the HTML/CSS course because it was a refresher course for me. I had learn this language the hard way by trial and error through myspace and blogger.

    The Javascript course is a little confusing at first, but the Q&A section for each lesson is extremely helpful. I was able to ask a question and be answered within a day.

    If you would like to be friends on there here is my profile: http://www.codecademy.com/chaudalyn

    1. Hi Chaudie, thanks for your comment!

      I’ve started with PHP instead of Javascript, because I was using a little bit of PHP codes in my early webadventures back in 2004-2006.

      Ehh, I just checked your profile, but I didn’t know you could add friends on Codecademy? Am I missing something here? My profile is http://www.codecademy.com/Corianne_M – otherwise you can find me on Twitter @CorianneM

      1. I’m so sorry. I didn’t realize that it wasn’t a feature. That is quite silly. You can join groups but not friend people?! I sent you a follow request on twitter right now, my handle is @misschaudie

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