J7502 — Multimedia Planning and Design (Extra Credit #3)
I used Code Academy maybe twice during the course of the semester as a helpful tool for learning code. Creating an account to be able to use it was a bit of a turn off for me but the categories the sites divide coding into are easy to navigate and helped me learn what I needed to know faster.
The only other site I ended up needing to use was w3 Schools. It had everything I needed to understand coding and because of that, I didn’t have a need for any other sites (although I’ve heard some people have had luck with YouTube tutorials).
The navigation to the left of the homepage is extremely helpful. It puts learning to code into easy-to-understand categories that you can click to learn more about. From there, it separates how/what to do into even smaller categories so you can learn exactly what you came for.
The best part about w3 school for me was the “Try it Yourself” option every code lesson contains. This way you could practice it on the website and see what each line of the code does specifically before you tested it on your own code. It made learning by trial and error a low risk opportunity because you wouldn’t have to risk messing up your own code.
This website has everything you would need to know about coding, including stuff you never would have thought you’d want to use. 10/10 would recommend.