Coding practice, making new neurons, and the trouble with analogies

It may not look fancy, but this class exercise, executed all in HTML and CSS, was a success for me.

It seems that a big part of learning to code is simply spending lots of time practicing it — getting things wrong, getting frustrated, asking for help, and getting them a little better next time (hopefully). In that sense it’s like learning to play a musical instrument — you can think and talk about it all you want, but if you really want to learn it you need to get your fingers moving and be willing to sound really crappy for quite awhile.

Yeah, I know: Duh. But it’s one thing knowing that piece of obviousness, and another to really knuckle down and do it….

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