*Above bullet points sourced from GeeksforGeeks.com
What Beginners Need to Know
HTML stands for HyperText Markup Language, and it is the language that defines the structure of a webpage. It uses tags, such as <p> for paragraphs, <h1> for heading one and <img> for images, to define elements within a document. While HTML takes care of the content’s structure, CSS, which stands for Cascading Style Sheets, handles the presentation. CSS’s presentation properties include font type, font size, text color, background color, paragraph margin, and animation.
You might want to use the default text editors because they come preinstalled with your computer and are free. However, most high-quality text editors are also entirely free. Free text editors you can try out include Visual Studio Code (VS Code), Atom, Brackets, Komodo Edit, and Notepad++.
Don’t want to go through the hassle of installing an editor? You can simply use an online code editor. These types of editors run directly in your browser, and the popular ones include JSFiddle, Codepen, and Rippleit. The beauty about these online code editors is that they make it easy to share your projects with others for collaboration.
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3. Join an Online Coding Class
The self-directed route with books, online tutorials, and on-demand video is effective. However, not everyone has the self-discipline to pull it off. That is where coding classes come into the mix. With a coding class at BYJU’s FutureSchool you are guided every step of the way by a live instructor.
5. Build Your Own Projects
6. Find a Coding Buddy
You might think you’re fine learning to code by yourself, but that is because you’ve never had a buddy to do it with. Your coding friend will be there to motivate you and keep you accountable. Your partner will challenge you and drive you to find the best way of solving coding problems. Furthermore, you can have them review your code and vice versa to ensure that you’re both learning and growing in code.
If you want to continue to learn about coding you can sign up for a FREE trial class at BYJU’S FutureSchool— a platform that teaches coding to kids, allowing them to build their problem-solving and critical thinking skills. Kids learn to code in a fun and interactive environment full of exciting challenges and individualized attention through our platform. You can also discover more coding resources on the BYJU’S FutureSchool blog.