One of the reasons I've been so drawn to DEV.to over other platforms is the super encouraging and helpful community that gathers here. Initially I felt like it was going to be more a place where I sat back and watched, rather than write and contribute, but I've been so pleased to find not only helpful articles and tutorials that I understand, but also that input from new coders and devs is well-received.
I thought it would be nice to compile some of the best posts every week for those of us who still identify as #codenewbies!
The building block of every website, it can be a little easy to take HTML for granted and think you know all its tricks, especially if you’ve been coding for awhile. There are definitely some handy, helpful tags in this post, and it’s fun to see everyone’s other favorite lesser-known tricks, too!
Ashlee has fast become one of my favorite follows here on DEV, and her app around color contrast and accessibility is just one reason why. Her user-friendly app is built to help developers easily pick color combos that are both screen-reader friendly and attractive.
I love CSS, and I love learning things and tricks I can use it for that I’d never considered before. Similar to the HTML post above, this post and thread are chock full of tutorials, properties, syntax, and other tricks that can help streamline your code and make your projects look even more awesome.
If I ever start a job as a developer or engineer, learning a code base is my biggest fear. Nick shares some tips and best practices you can use to help set you up for success and tackle the unknown.
I’ve really enjoyed my small forays into open source contributions (including on DEV.to!) but I still find the world a bit overwhelming. Is it okay to suggest something to this project? Can I nab a Github issue, or maybe create a PR to fix a typo or broken link? What does this all mean anyway? Wassim’s article helps cover these things (and, of course, much more.)
As always, Molly’s Ruby tutorials are informative, understandable, and really well-written and thought out. Clean and simple code is so important, so be sure to check out this post and consider her tips in your next coding session!
Tech conferences (or conferences of any sort, honestly) can be really overwhelming. This post presents a nicely laid out and comprehensive outline of what to expect at your first few conferences (and beyond!)