One way or another, this summer I ended up writing a bunch of code. Along the way, I learned a lot about learning to code (Meta-learning? Douglas Hofstadter would be proud). Should you also choose to wander down the dao of if statements and breakpoints, here are some tips for the journey. (Warning: May be especially suitable for liberal-arts types like me.)
What do you do when, three weeks into your internship, you are given the task of redesigning a dropdown menu for a site that’s about to be launched?
My knee-jerk reaction was to simply “jump on it.” “Jumping on it” was a term used copiously at my last job. What it meant was to dispatch the task as quickly, smoothly and decisively as possible.
So, following my usual approach, I skipped Photoshop, slapped down some CSS and HTML, and showed the results to my mentor. He was not sold.
“Um, this looks unresolved to me.”