The last few days, I've been working my way through the HTML/CSS/Rack "bonus" material, since I know I need to know it one way or another.
I went through FreeCodeCamp's HTML/CSS course last summer when I was deciding whether this is something I enjoyed or not, so luckily a lot of the HTML/CSS is review. (But really - FreeCodeCamp is delightful.)
The Rack portions were challenging since it's the first time I've learned how a website is made from scratch and made to talk to the user. I'm currently exhausted but it's probably a good idea for me to write down what I learned at some point.
We've been working through the lessons with a code-along for a real-estate website. Some portions are really a code-along, and some are done with labs and local tests. I'm actually really enjoying it; it's been satisfying to see how it's growing and to learn how to add pieces properly.
My dad's an engineer and growing up I heard pretty often: "proper preparation prevents piss poor performance." I want to make sure that I continue to learn to do things correctly, even though at first it's going slowly.
Right now I am ready for bed. I didn't get much sleep last night and tomorrow is going to be a long day at work. Sometimes you have to know when it's time to give up for the day. But! This is my first time actually following through on my "write a note each day" plan so that's exciting.
One day at a time.