Want to learn some code basics? It’s as easy as opening your web browser.
Confession: I am not a developer. Over time I’ve learned some cursory HTML, but the rest of the coding languages are Greek to me. As a writer among the programmers here at Table XI, I’ve felt a bit guilty about that. I’ve always wanted to get more familiar with code, partly to be able to understand developers better, and partly because it’s time to join the 21st century.
Even if you, like me, are not a developer by trade, knowing some code basics can still come in handy. For example, if you host your blog on WordPress or send out company newsletters through a client like Mailchimp, some general understanding of HTML and CSS can help you design your posts or troubleshoot simple problems. And if your company works with a development firm like Table XI, a smattering of code knowledge will only improve communication with your programming team.
Co-founder Zach Sims gives this advice if you're unsure what coding language to try:
• Want to be more web savvy, or build a website? Start with Web Fundamentals. This covers all the basic HTML and CSS you'll need to know to understand the web.
• Want to process data or explore databases? Ruby or Python are your best bet.