Best way to get started?

Really great article. For someone that has no coding experience my first question is “What’s the best way to get started?” There are many beginner coding websites (I used CodeAcademy for about a week), but I got bored pretty fast. It would be a good question to ask Miles Blackwood, but does anyone have suggestions for the best way to learn coding basics?

As someone that has to do a lot of writing for school and work, some of the interactive tools that Paul Ford used in his article were very interesting to me. I thought they were crucial for a 1000 page (or so it seemed) article, and they kept me engaged the whole time. I would love to learn how to embed pictures, videos, dropdown footnotes, graphs and games. There seem to be a lot of useful, practical coding techniques that I could use in the future.