Reflections Front End Web Development – Lesson 7


flashHow to Write Code Faster

Lesson seven is appropriately titled ‘How to Write Code Faster’.  After a second review,  I’ve taken a moment to write down my thoughts and answer the following questions:

  • What new skills have I learned?
  • What has been easy?
  • What has been difficult?
  • How have I used the problem solving strategies from the first project to overcome challenges so far?

Keyboard Shortcuts:

This was an easy lesson.  Nothing difficult here, and not much was leveraged from previous assignments. It is the ‘breather’ lesson.  After pushing us hard on HTML and CSS syntax, the course takes a step back to introduce us to some keyboard shortcuts to help us with our use of text editors, and to speed up our coding:


  • Cut: ⌘ + X
  • Copy: ⌘ + C
  • Paste: ⌘ + V


  • Cut: Ctrl + X
  • Copy: Ctrl + C
  • Paste: Ctrl + V

Links to sites listing Sublime’s and Atom’s keyboard shortcuts:

Packages and Themes

In addition we learned to extending our editors by adding and installing new packages and themes.  I use Atom as my editor, and applied the Monakai theme, along with a few other packages.



Happy coding and blogging!



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