Our lives revolve around technology and because of the ever-so changing digital landscape, I think it's essential to learn the basics of HTML & CSS, especially in the industry I want to work in. They say it's a lot like learning a new language and it totally feels that way--it's a beast to conquer. Thankfully, there is this awesome tool called the internet to make the learning process a little bit easier. I've been taking some Skillcrush courses to lay the foundation, and I've also been using other sites as resource supplements. I'll admit there is a lot of confusion and frustration going on during the lessons but very satisfying and thrilling once you figure it out- the 'ah ha' moment. I need to really digest the material instead of skimming sections because it'll come around and bite me and most importantly learn to be patient through it all.
Here are more sites w/ free lessons that I find helpful: Codeacademy, HackDesign, Code, and this free e-book on HTML&CSS found on PuglyPixel.
It's a new beginning. I've always wanted to learn code and I hope to develop my web design skills to one day be part of creating beautiful and amazing projects.