The next task after setting up a blog for the Webmaking 101 course is to write out some code by hand. This is the first time I’ve done this and I have to say that, even though I hate my handwriting, I found it a pretty rewarding experience.
One of my frustrations with HTML is that I’ve got a pretty bad memory and it just doesn’t seem to stick in my brain, so I’m constantly referring to cheat sheets when I could work a lot faster by knowing the code off by heart.
It’s a well known fact that writing things down – preferably lots of times – helps to embed them in the memory and I found that writing out the HTML by hand helped it to start to sink in. There’s a long way to go, but I feel like I’m starting to get to grips with the structure of an HTML document.