• Kris KimKris Kim, over 8 years ago

    Hi Chris! I’m a huge fan of your site (it’s always number 1 or 2 when I search anything about css in google) and your podcast. So much input!

    I’m a designer and keep learning myself coding. While I really love what coding does on the web/app, it also always scares me. I’m fairly sufficient in HTML/CSS but I’m kind of got hung up with basic JS for long time. It’s like reading a book real hard and not being able to remember the story the next day. Maybe I’m not really smart enough or may I’m not trying enough… So my question is, have you ever felt confident with your coding skill? If yes, at what point made you feel that way?

    Thanks in advance!!

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    • Chris CoyierChris Coyier, over 8 years ago

      I know EXACTLY what you mean. I was at that point 3-4 years ago for sure. It was a book that made it click with me: Learning jQuery That was a while ago now, so I'm not sure if there is better ones or what, but it worked for me. I brought it on a flight and I remember getting off the flight and running to my hotel room so I could crack open the laptop and try stuff. I think it's stuff like this with jQuery that get the imagination flowing:

      $("#button").on("click", function() { $("#area").addClass("cool"); });

      When I click this button, add a class to this other element. Now CSS can do new stuff do it! Anything! Fun!

      I also have a whole class starting from scratch if you're so inclined.

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