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Is there any point in blogging about css2 (the basics)?

  • # February 13, 2012 at 12:23 am


    I am not really an experts (yet), but I think I would be able to start blogging. This way it could help me learn faster and actually motivate me to learn. Basically I think that if I started blogging I would also start reading more about the web stuff, and participate such forums to help and not only when I need help. So the benefits are endless for us that wish to learn more.

    However I have been researching and trying to gather materials so that I have a collection of (almost) ready to publish posts, so that I do not end up writing once a month. I have noticed that I am relatively good in css2, jquery and find in other things. I am absolutely confident that I am able to write a lot of material with a beginner in mind.

    So as CSS3 and HTML5 have been in use for some time – with reservations but still usable non the less – do you think there is any point to cover that basics of web design. and how basic. Would explaining the html tags be too basic? for example creating a basic html page and explaining in detail what H, ul, li … tags are – what that be too basics to blog about (too basic as in would it have an audience)

    Of course I am not going to blog about things that I find really really basic (like the example above) but I just would like to form a picture on my head of what should I be aiming for. Obviously my ultimate aim would be to learn the skill of how to be on top of the game, and blog about the most latest things. But until I get warmed up, find my own voice and confidence, I would really need some of your suggestions –

    Thanks so much

    # February 13, 2012 at 12:32 am

    Absolutely! The basics are the most important part. In regards to your audience, I think that would depend on the quality of your articles. There are many resources out their for learning already, but if you do something a little different, and offer something that none of the others offer, then the audience will certainly grow.

    In the end, you will learn either way, so I say go for it 100%.

    # February 13, 2012 at 12:45 am

    That is true, I will need to have a different approach to the existing resources. Though I hope that I will find my unique approach along the way. I know that, as it is my first time blogging, it is going to be a trial and error journey until I find the best approach to fit me. I just didn’t want to start and publish content that (no matter the quality) it would not be useful to any one, as it be too basic

    # February 13, 2012 at 1:23 am

    I think you will find that there is always someone who knows less than you do, and as such, your posts should never be ‘too basic’.

    # February 13, 2012 at 7:07 am

    when writing the tutorials, at the end, I would need to have a live example. do you think it be a good idea to use services like these or create an example template on my website? Thanks

    # February 13, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    I would host them on your own server; jsFiddle is notorious for its downtime.

    # February 14, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    If there was only a jsfiddle that you could host on your own site. YEAH WORKING ON IT.

    # February 14, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    Ooh, sounds interesting Chris!

    # February 15, 2012 at 1:19 am

    that would be cool

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