It’s been a lot of hard work and learning but it was worth it!
I started off with a drag and drop website and although it was very limited it was a starting point and I got to work with HTML and CSS even though I wasn’t writing the code. It meant that when I did start with Codeacademy it was like writing about old friends.
I decided to re-design my website mostly so that the content wasn’t restricted to a very narrow overall container width which is often the case when relying on templates. My friend promised to get me a copy of Dreamweaver and while I waited for it I discovered that a basic level of coding was still required. After more research I found that Codeacademy was one of the best places to learn and free also. Great!
By the time Dreamweaver came I already had got through the HTML and CSS courses so didn’t need the drag and drop facility anyway.
I’m very happy with the website so far. It wasn’t my first because I have also made a personal site that I used for practice and to test stuff out. It was helpful having a practice website. The first thing I learned when it went live was that I needed a htaccess file so when my main site went live I was prepared.
The website is now a tenth of the file size and loads up faster. With help from googling about I can fix canalogical issues and redirects which I couldn’t previously do and it’s much more responsive as well. I will at some point re-write the CSS to make it mobile first but that’s for another day.
What do you think?
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