I actually started in Web Design back in 2011. I went to school and earned a Web Programming degree, but lacked the ability to “make it pretty” so I decided to go back to school and earned a degree in Graphic Design, which is mostly art, and it totally fried my brain (yes, to me, that was much more difficult). So after not being able to get jobs in either fields, I started teaching last year. Since I teach programming, I decided to try to master many coding languages.
So, I started Free Code Camp three days ago, and I’ve learned so much! I mean, I’m pretty solid in HTML, CSS and JS, but I learned a lot about how to find answers when you get stuck. The truth is, coding is all about coding. The more you do it, the easier it becomes. You will get to a point where you can look at a mockup and see the code that will create it. Sometimes that drives me crazy though. Sort of like when you learn now special effects happen in movies, so you get stuck on the details and lose the storyline.
Not giving up is good. I gave up, for three years. I don’t regret getting the degree in Graphic Design, but if I had to do it over again, I would have learned more coding languages. Because coding ignites me!
I so appreciate your Walt Disney quote. Have you seen the film about his life? It’s what inspired me to return to programming.