Robert Chen – My First Steps With HTML CSS and… Flexbox
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1. When and Why Did You Decide to Pursue This Dive At This Level? What was your inspiration and motivation?
2. How Long Did It Take For You To Accomplish This Dive At This Level From The Day You Decided To Pursue It, And Why Did It Take That Long?
3. What Was The Hardest Part About Achieving This Particular Dive Level?
4. What Was The Easiest Part About Achieving This Particular Dive Level?
5. What Is Your Advice For Someone Who Is Pursuing This Dive And Level?
6. What Are Some Of The Best Resources You Recommend to Those Pursuing This Dive At This Level, And Why Do You Recommend Them? Please Include Relevant Weblinks, If Applicable.
Resource 1: Stack Overflow - Stack Overflow provides an invaluable question and answer resource for coders of all levels, for all coding languages.
Resource 2: Break Diving - A better (and more friendly) resource for more beginner / intermediate questions is Break Diving.
Resource 3: W3Schools - They have a wide range of tutorials.
7. Tell Us A Story Of One Of Your Adventures While Pursuing This Dive (At This Level).
Flex is one of the more modern features. It has only recently been added to browsers in the last couple of years. It’s also of the more powerful features. It can be very useful when aligning objects.
However, I just couldn’t understand how flex worked for some reason. I read up on a lot of online tutorials, trying to figure out how flex worked, but none of the tutorials made any sense. It was very frustrating because I really wanted to learn and use this powerful new feature.
One day, though, I came across something called “Flexbox Froggy”. This free online game made it both fun and easy to learn how flex worked. Unlike many of the other tutorials that are purely text-based, this one was interactive, and played like a game. And it worked for me! You can find the tutorial at https://flexboxfroggy.com.
In summary, I learned flexbox by playing an online game!
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9. Will You Be Pursuing The Next Level For This Dive? If Yes, Why? If Not, Why Not?
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And having made this post, and provided adequate evidence to the dive committee, Robert Chen is now hereby certified by Break Diving, Inc. as: Coder - HTML/CSS - Level 1. Congratulations ! Thank you for being an inspiration to others!
Certificate number: 31
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