What course or lesson do I need to take or learn to achieve my goals?


#1

Hi,
I'm new here and I just finished taking the Make a Website course and because I have different website building goals than most people here, I am look for help figuring out which lessons I need to learn next and which course or courses will help me to learn those lessons.
I have a couple of other people's/organization's websites that I like viewing and utilizing that have many components or features on them that I would like to emulate on a number of my future websites but I feel hesitant about naming those sites here or putting up their links because I'm afraid that that might be against Codecademy's stated posting policy!
Since I don't know how to describe those website accurately or the components or features that I like succinctly and elegantly, I'm at a loss on how to best proceed here with my enquiry!
Can anyone, help me?
Thank you, very much.
BePinecarburator


#2

Let me get this right, you seen websites which have features you like? That is a good thing, but we need to see those features as well.

I don't think it is a problem if you posts the side if they include a description of the feature you see, and would like to know how this is done


#3

Well, stetim94,
That was fast!
One is Sheldon Brown's Home Base which organizes topics as heads of lists of links with very well organized links at the top and bottom of the page.

And the other is Craigslist that also organizes lists without all the images to distract the viewer from the task of quickly finding the item that they are looking for and a very organized section of 67 discussion forums in one small space of the page!

I'm not interested in copying any of the topics on either of the sites but I like the way that the lists are organized and in the case of Craiglist I really like the clean subtle color of the page background and the easy to read fonts!

After taking the Make a Website course and then looking at the source code for the Home Base page, I realized that I still have to learn some more coding and organizing but I really don't know where to go, next!


#4

sheldown brown uses a lot of tables, which won't scale nicely. Do html + css course, it covers tables. That should improve your understanding

There is much more to learn, let me take a look at craiglist


#5

Craiglist doesn't scale brilliant either. Anyway, for that you could bootstrap like you learned:

<div class="container">
  <div class="row>
    <div  class="col-md-2">
     <!-- craiglist -->
    </div>
    <div class="col-md-9">
     <!-- boston -->
     <div class="col-md-4"></div>
     <div class="col-md-4"></div>
     <div class="col-md-4"></div>
    </div>
    <div class="col-md-1">
      <!-- english -->
    </div>
  </div>
</div>

#6

Hi again, stetim94

I don't understand what you mean by "scale" and in this case what do you mean by "bootstrap"

One thing that I notice in the source code pages is the word "javascript" which I don't know what it means though I have seen the word java bandied around a lot in the computer world and my Mac sometimes demand that I update the Java kind of like demanding that I update flashplayer!

Something for the suggestion box would be if Codecademy doesn't already have one tucked away somewhere, could be a glossary and a comprehensive one at that with links to articles that explain certain terms in great detail!

I (whose father has a degree in mathematics from both Cal Tech and UCLA and was a computer programmer/systems analyst most of his professional career) had no interest in computing as a child but as certain areas of the world started reporting about the development of personal computers, I took notice and got a TRS-80 Model III in 1988, a Commodore 64 soon after, then a IBM compatible 486, then both Mac and PC portables and if you read my introductory message you can get an idea where I have gone with all this experience!

Thank you, very much for your help!

BePinecarburator


#7

Well, with scale i mean: if i make the window half size (start + left arrow key) so the window is 50% of screen width, it doesn't scale, i get a scroll-bar. You done make a website course but don't know what bootstrap it? It is the css framework you used

javascript != java!!!! They are very different things, and have very different purposes.

If you have words you don't understand, you will have to use google as your glossary. (or another search engine, if you prefer)


#8

Hi again, stetim94,

Oh I found the part of the lesson that I might have overlooked the explanation of what Bootstrap is:

        "Adding Bootstrap

        Bootstrap is a CSS framework used to build pages faster.

Bootstrap provides a lot of useful CSS out of the box. Check out the
Bootstrap file at "http://s3.amazonaws.com/codecademy-content/courses/ltp/css/bootstrap.css" - it has CSS properties and values, many of which you've seen already, to style HTML.

To use Bootstrap in a web page, you need to link to it from index.html."

https://www.codecademy.com/courses/web-beginner-en-yjvdd/0/1?content_from=make-a-website%3Abootstrap-components

Bootstrap is a very useful tool!

I am very good at using search engines like duckduckgo, ixquick, startpage, and I use Wikipedia and Apple Dictionary every day! I only use google when those more private search engines can't find what I'm looking for!!

Do I need to takethe Javascript course to understand the purpose of javascript in the source pages!


#9

Well, you go find out what javascript does first. But yes, javascript (followed by jquery, or doing them both at once) is highly recommend for front-end web development