So, I’ve been using the website FreeCodeCamp.com for some days now, and I’m pretty happy with it.
The first challenges took me through the basics of HTML and CSS (stuff I knew before, but still great for beginners), how to build responsive with Bootstrap, and then some jQuery.
All this is a part of one of the certificates they give me when all is completed, the Front End Development Certification.
I still have a long way to go to complete this certification, though, but it is very fun to work with, and the challenges are open for creativity for the user, and they also point to the community and self learning (googling) for figuring out stuff you want to do in the projects.
The length of the sections vary relative to the complexity of the subject. All from 2 hours to 150 hours (Advanced Front End Development Projects).
And after that it is over to server side programming and working towards the Data Visualization Certificate and Back End Developing Certificate.
The goal is to complete all these, and by that get the Full Stack Developer Certificate.
Since it all is built upon learning-by-doing in small chunks, and doing larger projects, as well, for each section, I feel I’m learning this in a good and structured way, and I would heartily recommend this website to anyone who wish to learn web development.
One of the projects in the section I’m doing right now, is to make a “tribute page” on codepen.io. Codepen.io is the service the projects are built in, and is a great service I can also recommend.
I’ve done this project, and you can see it on the codepen url here: https://codepen.io/lkhoydal/pen/zwZYKy (which include both the finished page and the code. A little bit like GitHub, kind of, sort of.
I’ll continue posting progress I’m making, with related projects I’ve done and other stuff if I come across, both on FreeCodeCamp.com, but also in other regards about learning code that can be useful for others.