Making a "real" website outside of codecademy


#1

Hello All,

I hope you don't mind this query being posted here. The codecademy tutorials are a brilliant way to learn to code. However, once these skills have been picked up and one wants to build a real website, using a HTML/CSS language, where can an editor be found to write the html and css? I assume this is somewhere outside of codecademy generally?

Cheers

Brendan


#2

Since you don't need to install a compiler to create HTML and CSS, you can use a simple text editor such as Notepad. There are software applications with IDEs that make debugging easier and come with development tools, such as Notepadd++, Netbeans, Eclipse, etc. (and they're free). There are also software programs available for purchase, such as Adobe Dreamweaver.

I use Notepad++. An important practice when creating your projects is to keep your folders and files organized so they can easily be referenced, especially when you have multiple pages.

Hope this helps.


#3

On the subject of important practices...

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Indentation is very good for making code easier to read, and it allows you to see parent and children tags easier.


#4

Hello,

I agree with what chipcoder says but would also throw Atom and Sublime Text into the ring for a good text editor. I personally use Atom and love it but sublime text is very good too.


#5

Thanks for comments Chipcoder.

I will give this a whirl


#6

Hello Jibblyj

Apologies, in reply unsure what needs formatting and how when asking questions generally.

Regards

BC


#7

Thank you also nickca58


#8

To make websites you should probably put them all in one directory ie: have a folder of your coding then a folder inside for webpages then have a folder for your project. You can name html files .html ex: main.html, you can name css files .css ex: styles.css you can name your javascript files if you use any as .js ex: script.js.

You can use almost any text editor and just save them as those types of files, but if you use an IDE (ex: Notepad++, Brackets, Sublime Text, Atom), it can make the design flow much easier, but they are not a must. Have fun :smile: if you need any help just ask.


#9

Thanks Minusgix.

Cheers for your help


#10

I have only used Notepad and Sublime before (love Sublime), but would like to try some of the other ones that people have mentioned.


#11

@dreamthink If you're trying out other code editors, I like and use Brackets


#12

This would be a good topic for one of those polls Zeke. One of the type where you can pick more than one item.


[Poll] Which code editor(s) do you use the most?
#13

@albionsrefuge Done! How did you know you could create polls with multiple options? I had to do a search to find out how to do it.


#14

I read about them somewhere. There were several other options for types of polls ... where ever that was ... I forget ... :dizzy_face:


#15

Here maybe? https://blog.discourse.org/2015/08/improved-polls-in-discourse
They're pretty neat :) I already liked polls, but now they're even better!


#16

Yes that was it. I've been reading a lot over here:

https://meta.discourse.org/