Sry for the weird question.i just had a weird expirience with 2 web programmers or designers(not sure)
I was telling them about how i wanted to learn JS and that i am re learning HTML and CSS.
they told me to show them some of the work i have done so far.
i basicly learned from going to "OS free templates" I would go with the easy ones first (i would write my code ..and then
i would see if it worked ,and if it didnt i would open the page source and check where i did wrong)
I wouldnt open the page source unless i was really really stuck at some point for hours..
Now i didnt only do the style of the page to make it look 100% like the original .I also used
the text to make it as realistic as possible.
The title would go "Free HTML templates or something in that line". And at that point they kept spamming
that title like I committed a crime or something. I told them that i tried to make it 100% realistic as the original template.
they told me ...well..you know. anyways i wanted to Link them the code to show them that i really did do it all from
scratch but at that point the situation escalated quickly and it seemed useless to even try to reason with them.
I would brush this off as some trolls trying to provoke me ,but it got me thinking maybe this is some kind of a taboo
thing to do in the web design community(learn by trying to copy templates) , so my question is .Did i do something wrong and if i cant learn from copying basic templates am i suposed to learn code in a different way(i already did the Codeacademy tests on HTML and CSS)im also not in a uni or in highschool im learning this on the internet and im trying to find anything that can help me learn more