Learn Code ? - Post ID 297550

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Hi guys,

As you can see, I am no spring chicken, but I have this desire to learn how to code, maybe just the basics.
Am I mad or what, but I'd like to solve the coding mystery as I see it.
Where could I start......

Kind regards

John
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Hi John,
How do you see the coding mystery?
I can't hear what I'm looking at.
It's easy to overlook something you're not looking for.

This is a site I built for my work.(RSD)
http://esmansgreenhouse.com
This is a site I built for use in my job.(HTML Editor)
https://pestlogbook.com
This is my personal site used for testing and as an easy way to share photos.(RLM imported to RSD)
https://ericrohloff.com
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John Cahill wrote:
Hi guys,

As you can see, I am no spring chicken, but I have this desire to learn how to code, maybe just the basics.
Am I mad or what, but I'd like to solve the coding mystery as I see it.
Where could I start......

Kind regards

John

Which code?
Sign-up for one of the millions of online courses, spend the next 3 years studying, then the next 30 years, practicing and learning - 8 hours per day, 7 days a week, 50 weeks a year. :D:D

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Hi, I would try https://www.w3schools.com/default.asp if I were you, and start with HTML. Nearly at the same time, you should try the CSS which you will need to prettify the HTML code.

And you would need to practise, so start by making websites for all your family and friends :lol:
Ha en riktig god dag!
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This site was made before we were able to create components through the app:
Component sharing for RFF, RBB, RSD and SD: https://eikweb.com/sharing/
My work in progress right now:
Components for the same as above + HTML Editor: https://mock-up.coffeecup.com


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I'd like to solve the coding mystery as I see it.


Great news... the coding 'mystery' has already been solved!

Now, all you have to do is to decide which direction you wish to go, and study some of the documentation online, such as in the link which Inger suggested above. 'W3schools.com' has some very good (and practical) examples of coding, explained in an easy to understand format. You will have little to no difficulty following their documentation, guaranteed.
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The wish is perhaps to get a general 'hang' of coding rather than to delve into the seemingly arcane gobbledygook produced by coding wizards. I find that sticking to simple basic stuff is fun and instructive.

I use simple beginners' paper books. I often refer to the 'In Easy Steps' books (HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript) which I keep close to my computer desk.

I also find that SD5 in Frameworkless is an good place to try out bits and pieces of code, especially using the Element panel with an HTML Element: one can play there with almost anything in the HTML Element itself, and also with header and footer code items.

As to practice, I think it's worth considering making 'websites' simply for use on one's computer. Creating such 'websites' can be both practice and of practical use. For example I keep on my computer a 'website' that has links to all sorts of websites categorised in the way I want them in different tabbed pages. It seems better than browser bookmarks because I set it as the home page in all the browsers I use, and I can modify it as much as I wish. Similarly a friend wanted at his fingertips a page of subjects he was likely to get asked about while presenting on TV. A 'website' page of well labelled large buttons leading to pages of summary answers filled the bill.

Of course I will never become a professional coder or web designer with my simplistic outlook, but then I also will never have to deal with clients who want professional web designers to achieve the impossible preferably by yesterday.

Frank

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Frank Cook wrote:

As to practice, I think it's worth considering making 'websites' simply for use on one's computer. Creating such 'websites' can be both practice and of practical use. For example I keep on my computer a 'website' that has links to all sorts of websites categorised in the way I want them in different tabbed pages. It seems better than browser bookmarks because I set it as the home page in all the browsers I use, and I can modify it as much as I wish. Similarly a friend wanted at his fingertips a page of subjects he was likely to get asked about while presenting on TV. A 'website' page of well labelled large buttons leading to pages of summary answers filled the bill.

Of course I will never become a professional coder or web designer with my simplistic outlook, but then I also will never have to deal with clients who want professional web designers to achieve the impossible preferably by yesterday.

Frank


This was more or less what I meant by 'making websites for all your family and friends' in my previous post. When I started learning this game, I did that, and since I was a teacher, I made weekly start pages for the classes where I was teaching. We had computers in our classrooms, but at that time not yet internet (around 1996), so a 'homepage' with the program for the week, homework and activities etc., was very welcome among my pupils, - and envied by my colleagues. ;) I also, like Frank, made my own start page quite early on, and I still have it. It has been edited at least a zillion of times.

Your last paragraph, Frank, made me laugh. I've had some of those clients. You might as well have added, "and at a giveaway price"! :lol:
Ha en riktig god dag!
Inger, Norway
This site was made before we were able to create components through the app:
Component sharing for RFF, RBB, RSD and SD: https://eikweb.com/sharing/
My work in progress right now:
Components for the same as above + HTML Editor: https://mock-up.coffeecup.com


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For the inquisitive, I believe Wayan's morse code says "THIS IS MORSE CODE", and his binary code says "THIS IS BINARY CODE".

Frank
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I learned a lot about code from youtube

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