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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?