100 Days of Code: Day 71
100 Days of Code, Round 1
Goals For Today:
I’m back from the insanity of Warped Tour! If you follow me on Twitter, you probably already guessed that Andrew and I had a great time hanging back, listening to some of our favorite bands, and watching other people mosh, including a dude dressed as a banana.
I really enjoyed the break, but I am ready to get back into the swing of things. As far as I know, I don’t have any other breaks planned from here on out, at least in this first round of coding. If that changes, I’ll be sure to let you all know.
Thank You Dayton Metro Library
When I first started this coding challenge, I didn’t expect my library membership to come in so handy. I have checked out a few simple HTML and web development books, but the far better use of my membership has been the complementary Lynda.com membership that comes with it.
Seriously, guys. Go to your local library (or your library’s website). Ask them (or search) whether they offer a Lynda.com membership. If they do — use it.
I know I’ve complained about a few of the classes, but really my issues with them have been MY ISSUES and probably wouldn’t relate to most people. The quantity and quality of content that they offer is outstanding. I would easily place it right at almost the same level as Udemy courses.
Actually, they might be pretty much at the same level because here’s the thing… Unlike Udemy, you can access every course with your Lynda.com membership. So if you find one that you don’t like, just look for another. I can pretty much guarantee you’ll find another one that is a better fit.
Of course, you can also get a refund for Udemy courses if you’re not satisfied, but that’s not really the point.
The point is, go to your library and get a Lynda.com membership through them if they offer it. If they don’t, check with your employer. A ton of organizations use their site for career training services, so there is always a chance that your employer is one of those organizations.
I’m not a Lynda.com affiliate or representative, FYI. I just like what they’re selling.
React for Web Designers
The Lynda.com course that I am taking, React for Web Designers, is a lot more involved than I originally thought. It starts out with a basic introductory section then quickly moves into building three separate projects using React. It’s really awesome, to be honest. I’m learning more than I ever imagined I would.
Unfortunately, this means I am not moving through the course as quickly as I thought. I had planned to be finished with it today and get started back on the FCC section tomorrow. However, that’s just not the case. It’s going to take me a little longer to get back to the React section of Free Code Camp. But with how much I’m learning, that’s completely OK with me.
I finished the first project today, a customizer for an e-commerce site that uses size and color select elements to allow you to select a shoe size and view the colors available for that size. The product image updates to reflect the color selected, and you can also select another color and see what sizes the color is available in.
Tomorrow morning, I am going to start on the second project, which is a Directory Browser (whatever that is). The section seems a little shorter, probably since most of the basics have already been covered in this first project. So, hopefully I can finish it up this weekend. We’ll see.