What’s the fastest way to learn HTML, CSS and jQuery? This video gives you some simple instructions for self-learning, in general… AND a step-by-step resource list for learning HTML, CSS and jQuery specifically:
Tips for Learning ANYTHING Faster
First, a few tips for self-learning, in general, to speed up the process:
1. Build REAL Things
If you just take courses or tutorials and don’t build anything with them, you’ll lose a lot of what you’re learning, you’ll have to go back and re-learn things and it’ll take you longer.
When you build real applications as you learn… the learning sticks, you remember more of it and learn faster.
Pick 5-10 “things” you can build as you learn and build them as you go through your training.
2. Take Courses
It seems to be a foregone conclusion in the development world that you have to learn everything on your own and you’re somehow less smart or less of a developer if you take courses.
Nothing could be more wrong.
Taking courses (even paid ones) is the smartest thing you could do because those instructors have taken the time to structure your learning for you so you don’t waste time wondering WHAT you should learn. Plus, they can teach you things you might never have thought of.
Don’t be afraid to take professional courses and spend money on them if you have to.
3. Find a Mentor
I was resistant as anyone to getting help from a mentor. I resisted it for years because I thought it would be an insult to my intelligence if I needed a mentor.
I ended up in a situation where I was forced to have a mentor and it was the best thing that ever happened to me. I learned faster than I ever had with him because things that were so difficult and frustrating to me were simple and easy to him… and he could explain them to me in minutes.