I’ve learned several new skills across lessons 1 and 2.
In Lesson 1 I learned to access the forums and Slack. Initially, I was primarily engaging with the GWG community via Slack, but more recently I started posting in the forums as well. Within Slack, it was overwhelming at first with close to 10K users spread across about what I figure is 100 channels. Nonetheless I’ve been able to meet a few folks virtually, add to my LinkedIn network, and gain some exposure to other collaborative coding platforms (i.e., Github and CodePen).
The second set of lessons on HTML syntax  was more of a review for me. However, I did pick up a few new things learning HTML5. Also, they explained the differences and uses of the following tags:
They also provided a useful HTML template.
In addition, I was glad to see that I no longer need to copy in long winded HTML doc declarations like this:
The HTML template, I further learned, can be broken down into 3 parts:
The tree metaphor is one I have come across before (and not just for HTML). Still it was a good refresher on elements, and their component tags and contents.
1. I was even able to leverage some of the new learned HTML syntax in this post! Happy Coding and Blogging!