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#1 mickeydarling124

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Posted 01 July 2015 - 09:43

I have began learning web design and I have successfully completed the Fundamentals and HTML. But I find it very difficult to grasp CSS.  Please I need advice on how to learn and become and CSS Pro.


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#2 ryan

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Posted 01 July 2015 - 09:47

Practice. Read books, utilise Google, and just practice. With each iteration, you look back at old code, and think, woah, why was that so bad? 

 

Always learning, always improving. My piece of advice - get stuck in.


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#3 CraigP

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Posted 01 July 2015 - 11:33

pretty much,

When I first picked up CSS I was like WTF!

but honestly, it is probably the easiest of them all to learn

Check out codeacedemy and teamtreehouse - they are great!


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#4 Inspired

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Posted 01 July 2015 - 19:24

+100

 

You learn CSS by writing CSS. The more you write, the better you get.

 

You get to be a css pro by writing css all day, every day, for years and by learning from your mistakes. Like any other profession there are no shortcuts to becoming a pro.


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#5 danners2003

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Posted 02 July 2015 - 16:04

Right click on things and go inspect element.

Then you will see what CSS is applied to that element. You can toggle it on and off/add your own css too so you see how it effects it.

 

Probably worth mentioning to only do this on sites that are coded well like 99% of the peoples sites on this forum.


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#6 MikeChipshop

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Posted 03 July 2015 - 06:37

+1's to you all!

98% of the time (figure may be inflated) i've learnt something because i'm out of my comfort zone or at a do or die (fail) point in a project. With time and hard work, comes experience. Don't try to rush the process of learning. Be practical and get your hands dirty.
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#7 CraigP

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Posted 03 July 2015 - 09:51

+1's to you all!

 

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#8 pavithraramesh

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 12:49

You have told that you learned the fundamentals. 
 
I think first we need to have a general and holistic understanding of the subject. It will help you to learn faster. 
 
One advice: Watch a couple of tutorial video on youtube about developing a website from scratch.  
 
you can search for "website from scratch html css"
or something similar.
 
Watch some longer videos and see how they are doing. You don't have to worry if you don't understand anything. Just watch it. It will help; I promise.
 
If you can't watch the video, no issues. Read on.
 
CSS is for styling and structuring the layout of the page.
 
It is easy to learn the styling.
You select an HTML element and define a style.
Take the h1 tag and give it a color, change the size, change font etc.
Take an image and give it a width and height. 
Try to learn properties for each HTML element. 
 
Then you have to learn the concept of ID and Class.
 
It will be easier this way.
 
Next, you can learn about structuring the page. 
To structure a webpage using CSS, the HTML code has to be properly structured.
 
You have to learn about divs or content blocks.
 
In the HTML document, we divide contents into blocks and nest these blocks inside another block. You have to learn this concept first.
Then it will be easier to learn the CSS.
 
To sum up.
 
Learn maximum properties for each HTML element.
Understand what is class and ID and why it is used.
Understand the structuring of content blocks in HTML document.
 
Watch videos and how they do this. 
 
 
Best wishes,
 
Pavithra Ramesh 

Edited by DigitalSquid, 25 January 2018 - 01:12.

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