Ellie Haines- Lynda Requirement

I decided to do my Lynda.com tutorial on HTML Essential Training. The only ever training I have had in HTML was this class plus a few chapters from code academy but after taking this course I realized the potential I could have with HTML as it is now less intimidating. It was good to get a refresher on the basic syntax and the outline of HTML but I learned a lot of new skills and tricks throughout this course.

I never thought to use a separate reader for HTML along with the website but for the practice exercises I tried out text wrangler. This course also showed me some helpful resources like w3c, HTML living standard and webplatform.org that I can reference in the future for help and updates with HTML.

The new things I learned how to do in this course were controlling the line breaks, white space, dealing with syntax errors (this happens all the time to me) and overall formatting the page content.

The most interesting part of the course was learning about how HTML plus CSS and Javascript come together to create a finished website considering this is something I have never been exposed to like this. Styling was the key take away, the tutorial went over how to style the CSS and HTML so that we are styling something that affects the entire site rather than just one page- which is cool because now I don’t have to fully rely on WordPress themes. I can now customize them with my touch. The JavaScript was definitely something that I need to watch a separate course on, it was harder for me to grasp.

Overall it was a great course and I want to continue to learn HTML/ CSS.