For the past several years, I’ve been tweaking and developing websites and basically learning to code as I go. When people ask where I learned to code, I usually say “Google”. I don’t know if that’s weird or awesome (thank you, Google!!). While I’ve learned a whole lot about coding over the years, I still have entirely different coding languages I want to master. I’m not sure why coding is my thing and what that means for the rest of my career path. All I know is that I love it and want to keep learning.
If you’re also interested in the ever-changing world of code, here are some affordable places to learn! These websites cover everything from simply tweaking your website to building a full app.
I’m sure you’ve heard of Codeacademy. It’s another amazing place to learn to code, and you can use the website for free! Always a plus in my book. Codeacademy’s interactive interface let’s you preview your coding in real time as you build upon your skills. You can learn to make a website with HTML & CSS or take your coding practice a few steps further and learn languages like jQuery and PHP. For $19/month, you’ll gain access to the complete experience with a personalized learning plan, quizzes, projects, and advisors.
4. Envato Tuts+
Envato is a one-stop shop for website themes, plugins, graphic assets, tutorials, and more! Tuts+ is a branch of Envato that includes over 900 video tutorials, with more added each week. This is an ad-free and mobile responsive site, making it super user friendly. For $15/month, you can learn anything from HTML basics to building WordPresss themes with Bootstrap. Before you commit to the monthly payment, you can take advantage of their 10-day trial to see if it’s the right fit for you.
5. Blog Posts
This is a a simple suggestion, but I can’t tell you how many coding problems I have solved simply by coming across the right blog posts. Google is your BFF. Use it to find blog posts that can quickly solve your coding issues. This is how I’ve learned pretty much everything I know about code. You might find that some coding blogs are subscription-based and charge a monthly fee (I pay $10/month for access to a site that seriously helps me with every one of my projects), but most blog posts are free to read. Occasionally, we share coding tutorials here on TBM, so be sure to check those out if you want to learn the basics.
Now I’d love to hear if you guys have tried out any of these resources or if you’ve heard of other good ones! Is coding something you’re interested in learning more about?