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Codecademy Pro Intensive Course
October 2018

OverviewSee Official Certificate


I chose to enrol myself on this course after having fun playing around with the chrome developer tab at school. This was the beginning of my website development journey. I loved each project I was set and by the end of the course, I had learnt the basis of website development using HTML, CSS and JQuery.

What I learnt

  • My passion for programming

  • Learning within a small community

  • Fundamentals of website development
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This course fueled my newfound passion for website development. Learning with a group of others who were completing the same course as you was great as it allowed me to ask questions and work together with others on the different projects.

However, although I learnt all the fundamentals on this course, I feel that I learnt the most about website development when completing my own mini-websites by myself afterwards. By making my own websites after school in the evenings, I consolodated all of the points learnt in the course, which in turn, skyrocketed my knowledge in website development.

Assignments

My First Website

Looking back at these projects always make me confused as to how I wasn't able to make something better. I guess everyone has to start somewhere! This was the first assignment which, at the time, looked pretty cool to me! One of the main aspects about coding that I enjoy the most, is viewing what you have created after codinging it.

Using Links

As I started to create more and more complex websites, the satisfaction I was getting after each one grew. I started using links within my html document to help the user navigate.

Good Looking Website

This was a big step for me. Looking at the demonstration that they had looked awesome, but at thge same time, I had no idea how I was going to accomplish this. For me, this is what I love the most. Looking at something that you have no idea how to do, and then figuring out how to do it. It turned out great in the end! The websites were starting to look more and more professional.

First Professional Looking Website

This was the first website where (after many hours of fixing and breaking the website) I felt as if things were starting to come together. I looked back at my first project and saw how far I had come in such a short period of time. This is possibly one of the best feelings ever.

Flexbox

Flexbox was a big part of the course, and I'm glad that they put an emphasis on it. I started to get a grasp on concepts such as flexbox. This was another challenge for me. I used websites such as Flexbox Froggy to help me fully understand how flexbox worked.