Comments for ANNUAL INTRO COMP SCI 2 OF 2 - Period 10
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          This website is informative about the uses of HTML and CCS. They also have a breakdown of what you can learn each week which I think is helpful to set a schedule for your learning.

          It seems like it's very much catered to beginners. There's a free version with a lot of information. It's a little slow-paced through and there aren't many personal projects you can do unless you pay for the pro version which I guess you could just keep making free trials to get.

          It's a good source for absolute beginners. They have online tutorials tailored to your web design needs. It teaches you the step-by-step guides on the basics of HTML. They get you building a website in just minutes and not hours. It also gives you some options for HTML Editors and the pros and cons of each of them!

          This website is pretty good for teaching beginners how to use HTML. It has a lot of explanations, which are all organized into table of contents. Like W3schools, it allows you to run your own trials and it goes in-depth on all the different parts of HTML, which is neatly organized in the contents on the left. One thing I did like about this site more than W3schools is the explanations are more detailed and easier to understand, and it has pictures of what certain codes do, which is great in helping me see everything visually.

          This website has some advantages other than W3School in terms of more information and a table of contents. Also W3School is harder to find specific information and it's better for testing yourself while the other website makes it easier to navigate and retrieve information.

Maggie CHEN:
          There are over 70 video lessons that go in depth on how to use HTML and CSS.

          This website gives step by step, in depth tutorials on HTML and CSS. The feature of this website that I feel makes it better than the W3Schools is that it uses videos to help you learn about HTMl and CSS

          The formatting of the information makes it easier to read
          than the W3Schools site. It's also more simplified so you can easily learn the main concepts of html while the other site is mostly a list of everything about html so it's less beginner friendly.

          I think this website is very useful if you are trying to learn HTML and css. It gives a very detailed comparison of the two, and how they differ from each other. It gives detailed explanations of the different elements of each. After comparing the 2 and their basics, it then goes into the deep knowledge of each, which I felt like was an advantage. I just don't think W3school has the explanation that compared the 2 different forms.

          It seems a little similar to W3 Schools but I believe that it is better organized. I like how if you press a specific sections to learn about it, it comes along with a screenshot of how the code is supposed to look like when you load it on a website, instead of using a try it yourself option. I also feel like the explanations are better and easier to understand.

      Codecademy online:
          I really like this website and I actually learned most of my html off of it. I think it's really cool how they do interactive step by step process instead of just showing you sample code. You build a website following the instructions and it feels like you're working on a project instead of just trying to memorize code. They also have another course for CSS though I didn't take it.

      I was a bit confused if the previous comment I had made actually counted as completing the assignment or not so I also included it on a document.

          This site seems less overwhelming and more beginner-friendly as it has subcategories for different parts of HTML and CSS and in those subcategories it specifies which parts of HTML and CSS are included.

Johnson LEI:
          Most of the information is provided through videos, with some demonstrations to make things easier to understand. Also, it lets you try things for yourself in the form of "challenges."

          This website is good because it teach you things step by steps.

          Sololearn, which is available as both a app and website, let's us learn multiple languages, including HTML and CSS, in bite-sized segments, which progressively gets more in-depth. The best part though, is the comments under every page, which offers many helpful tips and explanations.

          This website teaches you the general concepts of html and css and how they work together. It is extremely effective in teaching you the basics fast.

          I feel like this site has more concise topics and information for beginners than we3schools. There's a lot less topics to navigate around and there are concise info which I feel makes this better for beginners.

          This website is better than W3 Schools because it has practice problems and solutions. This makes sure that the user actually understands the material while going through the tutorials. This makes the website feel more like a course than a library.

          speaking from personal experience, it's really good at teaching new concepts and reinforcing older ones at the same time

          Code academy is very user friendly in the way that it structures one's learning of concepts. It breaks the screen down into three parts with the far left detailing the concept, the middle having your HTML code for example and the right having how the code appears on a page. While W3Schools does have some of these functions, its teaching is not primarily focused around this model, which is why codeacademy's graphics and design are very smooth and streamlined, which is a great bonus for beginners. I believe that while W3SChools is best as a great database for HTML material, I think that codeacademy is optimal for an interactive, hands-on HTML learning experience for beginners.

          I find that this site goes more in depth on different features of the language.

      I like to use Codecademy and I've used it before for C++, Java, and Python.

          The main advantages are that it's much more interactive than w3schools, in that it's less reading and more coding, with a live text editor right along side the lesson. Codecademy also features a live html frame where you can view the website you're creating without having to save a file, find it, and open it. Each activity builds onto one another, in a structured way, and at the end of the sections, you have a chance to freely create what you want based on what you learned.
          Drawbacks: you have to create an account, and while it's free, a lot of other lessons and features like quizzes, review, video explanations, are behind a paywall.

          Codecademy is a website that offers multiple free HTML and CSS courses. I signed up and enrolled in a course, and I found that the material is presented in an understandable and fun way. The material is taught through a robot, which makes learning the code much more interesting that learning it off of W3Schools. The courses that introduce a language are free, while most of the courses that apply the introductory knowledge to real life situations are for pro membership.

          Codecademy has lessons on many different languages, including HTML. It has a lesson-style way of teaching you languages, and even has quizzes on material.

      Although W3Schools is perfect in its explanation, some aspects could be improved. I found it annoying because the website could not be changed into a darker color without signing up. Changing the website's color into something easier for the eyes would be much more usable for the students.

      I like Codecademy. They have very good explanations and you can see results without putting them in a text editor. They also have resources about HTML.

          The advantage to this website is that even though it has less information then W3Schools, I find that it makes the page less cluttered and easier to follow. The amount of information in W3Schools is dense so as a beginner I preferred reading this less rigorous website. If I wanted to know a more or just about a specific thing, then I would go more in depth using W3Schools.

          Notepad++ has many features including, auto-save and tab support. The text editor is easier to use and allows working with multiple open files in a single window. They also handle/launch large files very well, even when loaded up with lots of plugins.

          This text editor is able to run many tools to improve productivity. It supports many programming languages and markup languages. Functions can also be added by users with a plugin.

          W3Schools is a very comprehensive, and powerful tool. It has documentation on documentation, and it really lays it all out on you. This website is not nearly as direct, instead it guides you through implementing piece by piece, all in the browser. It's a bit more friendly towards someone who has no clue what they're doing, and you can literally do everything inside of the environment.