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Humbling Moments in Coding

alexlsalt profile image Alex Morton Updated on ・2 min read

This post was originally published on August 24, 2020 on my blog.

Happy Monday morning, all! I spent a good amount of time last week working through my React ebook.

I'm making sure to work slowly so that I'm able to fully absorb each lesson.

Before, I think I was in such a hurry to move on to the next thing all the time that I only got a very surface-level understanding of a lot of what I learned.

And if we really think about it, rushing through learning concepts only leads to it taking a much longer time to learn in the long run.

In other news, I finally fixed a bug on one of my projects where the navigation was annoying off-center by a not insignificant amount of space, despite my not being able to find exactly what was pushing the list off.

Thank God though for Chrome dev tools, where I was able to see that there was a weird padding-left of 40px. (Where did that even come from??)

I ended up just denoting 'padding: 0' to the nav and that worked like magic.

Isn't it funny that we can be pretty advanced in the basics (like CSS) and still get caught up in little things like that?

There are always humbling moments like this with coding, and I'm here for it.


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Diana Chin

Definitely know the feeling 💕 there’s a satisfaction when you’re able to solve out bugs, even if they’re overlooked.

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Alex Morton Author

Totally! I live for that moment when it clicks and everything comes together!