My name is Tristan. I’m 14 years old, and I am interested in programming. I found FCC and I thought that it would be a great opportunity to learn some new coding skills. I want to be efficient with my time, so I was wondering if you guys have any tips for learning the material from the challenges the best. Should I just complete the tasks? Should I experiment with the new material that’s being given to me? What should I do? Just curious if you guys have any tips.
Just dive in
The challenges give your taste of what HTML, CSS and JS can do, but it’s the projects where you actually learn stuff.
You’ll get stuck from time to time, which is completely normal. Coding is basically 70% failure and then 30% sweet, sweet success. Once you nail a concept, the 30% feels like 100% and you forget the failure anyway!
If you need any help, just ask on here
You have to practice. The projects are the best part of FCC (though the algorithms aren’t bad either) but you can always practice more! Especially when you’re working your way through those long beginning series. Don’t be afraid to pop open your favorite text editor (Visual Studio Code, Atom, etc.) or even just Codepen and just play around. Build small projects just to get the hang of things.