programming

Learning to Code

Or how to code. Where you start depends on what you want to do with your skill.

For basic websites, here's a good guide for beginners learning html (the content) and css (the appearance). After you read the first page of the guide, hop on over to the website of the creator Shay Howe and go through his slides on the same subject. I thought the slides made the concepts easier to grasp. Or am I just too used to PowerPoint? Plus, I think some visuals on how code relates to output (I'm thinking literally a picture and arrows pointing from code to parts of the picture) would really help, too.

As you get more advanced, more resources for you:

Javascript

1. JS Fiddle 

2. Class on Javascript by Code Academy

Ruby

1. Rails for Zombies

2. Ruby Monk

3. A 15 minute tutorial

4. A very accessible guidebook - great on basics

For overall programming resources or how to program/code, there are a number of online courses and programs, like Treehouse.

What would you build if you could program? What are you building?

Creating Your Own Website Easily

I know, you can use Tumbler, WordPress, Squarespace, Wix, or Shopify, to name a few, but sometimes these tools don't cut it. What you need is a website with more functionality. Where to start?

Well, you can teach yourself. Here are two handy dandy resources:

1. W3Schools Online Web Tutorials

2. Bootstrap

Word of Caution: these do require some mental effort and a willingness to learn techy talk.