Hey folks - this is not really a post for help, I still have a ways to go in terms of completing the Fotomatic Project in the “Making a Website Responsive” section of the Full-Stack Engineer Career path
But, I’m writing to commiserate with others – I am so incredibly stuck and am at the point where I am beginning to feel discouraged. I thought I had a good grasp on basic HTML and CSS, but cannot seem to pull it together to create a cohesive page.
I don’t want to look at the solution, but I also don’t know what to do. I’ve been toying with my screen for two days, reading through W3schools or developer.mozilla, but I am so stuck.
How do I push through, but also not just stay stuck?
My best advice is to take a break or to ask for help! It’s natural to feel discouraged, but don’t lose hope. Learning a new skill is hard. Step back and take breaks when you’re feeling frustrated, and come back when you feel refreshed. And don’t forget about the community! A lot of our fellow learners have struggled with Fotomatic (myself included)–so there’s nothing to be ashamed of when asking the community for help or clarification.
Just know that sometime soon (and probably sooner than later!) you’ll understand and push through it!
There’s “challenge” and there’s “this is completely unproductive and it’s time to move on”. The instructions are not clear.
And if anyone really struggled for days on end to solve a problem in a real job, they’d be deemed incompetent and fired.