Break Week — Udemy: Web Development Bootcamp

I’ve completed my first section of the web development course!

Don’t get too excited, it’s the first of sixty sections.

Well… Technically, it’s the THIRD of sixty sections. But I’m not really counting the introductory sections. This section took me through the essentials of HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language). I already have a basic understanding of the HTML and possibly even the content of the next four to five sections. However, I want to properly go through these sections in order to both refresh my memory and learn any basic concepts that I may have not learned previously.

For example, I’ve already learned some very helpful basic techniques that I didn’t know previously. This has mostly come in the form of shortcuts.

I know it doesn’t seem like much but when the work you’re doing mostly consists of typing, shortcuts make a real difference. I’m not very used to using shortcuts often so I’m still trying to make a habit out of it.

I’ve also been directed to a very helpful development resource called ‘MDN Web Docs,” a documentation repository and learning resource for web developers. So far, I’ve only used it for finding definitions of elements (e.g. <a>, <ol>, <li>, etc), but I’ve definitely only scratched the surface.

I know I haven’t been doing it very long but this course is very well structured. Based on the organization of the sections and subsections, you know exactly what you are going to be learning throughout the course. Each section even includes a video where the instructor, Colt Steele, places the topics into three categories (Critical, Important, and Nice to have). He also colour codes them based on learning difficulty with green being easy and red being hard.

I’m also finding that Colt is a good instructor. Much of the time thus far, he has related the content back to his own life. This has so far come in the form of deconstructing a wikipedia page about chickens. He owns a flock of chickens.

I suppose I should hold off on calling him a good instructor until I start learning about stuff that I have no clue about. That would only be fair.

Each section holds about thirty minutes to two hours worth of video each. Section three had an hour’s worth of video. I would’ve completed more but I’ve chosen to prioritise Griffith education first since it has due dates.

I’m looking forward to learning more and hopefully getting through at least two or three sections next week.