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Spending hours coding one webpage 💩

MikaZuki Augus
Software Engineer that wants to get into coding.
・2 min read

So I know I'm a newbie at this coding thing.
But wooh! Who knew it could get this frustrating when you feel like you made some steps ahead in your coding journey.

For the last few days I have been working on my portfolio page, and Have been stuck on one of my webpages trying to get it right.
I know at the stage I am at now I should not really be trying to aim for perfection. But atleast I want to try and aim for a decent looking web page.

The only snag I tend to run into while coding these pages is trying to get the CSS right, for example aligning the the main footer at the bottom of the page to be more centred and not look so tacky.
And for the items on the main page to have the titles above them be more clean and tidy and not all over the place 🤦🏿‍♂️.

If you couldn't tell this is a frustrated post haha.
But As my Dev Mentors (Devs that I follow religiously on Twitter LOL) would say you have to document your experiences when your first coding so that you can learn from your previous mistakes.

Hopefully me just putting out this energy every other day can help me come back to these pages with a calm and rebalanced mindset that can help me make a breakthrough with this.

Its easy enough to follow tutorials to the end and read non-stop documentation but its kinda hard to fix the code your working on there and then with errors flagging up and pages not looking how you want to. Which is why I'm trying to actively seek out real mentors to help aid with this dilemma 😅.

So if you know anyone that can help a young Developer out, I'll be more than happy to study under them.

Thank you very much for reading my Frustrated Rant post.
Mika/Malcolm.

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erica (she/her)

CSS would probably be in the top 5 most frustrating things for most devs! It makes me glad I spend most of my time as a backend gremlin.

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MikaZuki Augus Author

Haha! I can definitely say I feel that now

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Aaron Reese

I would say invest some significant time learning flexbox or CSS grid. They will get you through most layout issues but they are not particularly intuitive.

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MikaZuki Augus Author

Thank You Aaron, I have been trying actively to get my head around the flexbox and CSS grid over the last 2 days. I have made little progress but still run into snags now and then where I get stuck at.

I will definitely keep trying to improve on this.

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Aaron Reese

Flexbox OR grid. Learning both will only confuse you more.

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Tyler V. (he/him)

CSS is a huge mountain to climb while you're learning! Especially when you're new and it's hard to know what question to ask to find the answers you need!

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MikaZuki Augus Author

Thank you for this Tyler, You are correct.

Feel like im barely a quater up the way of the mountain but I will keep trying.
Hopefully I will be getting a mentor soon to aid with this 😅

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