Category: Odin Project

Javascript and jQuery | An Odin Project

I'm finding the Odin Project isn't really that easy to blog your way through like you can with LPTHW, but this project seemed like a great one to share. This is a long post, so here are some links to jump to the relevant sections: Completed example and live project section. Lessons learned section (hints on how to approach the project). Example section (walkthrough of my project). Javascript and jQuery - completed project You can take a look at my completed project live in your browser by clicking the link below:


Odin Project - an update

Yikes, been a while since an Odin Project update was posted here! In the intervening months I've not progressed too far with the course, in fact I am still going through the JavaScript section just after the Google Homepage build. That sounds worse than it is as I had to alter the course to fit my learning style. Understanding, not just doing I need to understand the theory behind what I do if I'm to do the best I can, and when I jumped into the JaveScript track on Codecademy, I could instantly tell I wan't going to get out of it what I needed.


The Odin Project - Google Homepage Build

Following the HTML/CSS Basics course on The Odin Project, students are asked to undertake a project to rebuild the Google homepage.

What's this project about?

The project is ostensibly about testing your newly learned skills with HTML and CSS but it also calls on you to use Git, GitHub and the Developer Tools in your browser. These are all fairly simple tasks but with anything you do for the first time, getting it done can be a little daunting.

Image of Google homepage


The Odin Project - HTML and CSS 101

Having completed the HTML and CSS 101 course (and starting as I mean to go on) here are some thoughts on the lesson.

Firstly, this is a basic course. It's not meant to be that in depth and it's not supposed to overwhelm with info. And it doesn't!

I enjoyed it to be honest. It wasn't world changing or anything, primarily because I'd done a lot of this before but it still filled in a few gaps.

There's a difference between learning and doing, and the 'doing' part of this course is the key to it's success.

The main thing I noticed throughout (but mostly during the CodeCademy section) was the emphasis on doing things. There's a difference between learning and doing and the 'doing' part of this course is the key to it's success.


The Odin Project - A Journey

Here we go then, the start of something big...maybe. In an attempt to avoid being one of those that fizzles out half way through I've decided to blog my way through The Odin Project course.

What is the Odin Project?

If you don't know about The Odin Project, go and take a quick look. It's FREE, and it's a great resource that brings together all sorts of tutorials and information from around the web in a logical and consistent package that anyone can follow along and learn with.

It basically creates a structured 'course' to follow so you can learn how to be a Web Developer.

Be warned though, it's not something you can do in a weekend. It'll likely take months of hard work to complete the whole thing, but it's one of the best 'teach yourself' courses that I've come across and I highly recommend it.