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Hack Reactor Remote Prep Week 1

· by Justin Zimmerman · Read in about 2 min · (354 Words)
Hack Reactor Remote Prep

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I am fortunate enough to be in the first Hack Reactor Remote Prep class! The course is 4 weeks long, meeting 5 days a week for 3 hours.

The class time has flown by, and I have been able to work and get to know a majority of my classmates! I had wondered what it would be like to pair program remotely with people, and I honestly think it is just as good as if the person was sitting beside you.

The first week was spent learning Markdown, HTML, and CSS.


The first night was a ‘get to know the class’ where each person interviewed their paired partner and then had to introduce their partner to the class. We styled the information with Markdown.


The second night focused on learning HTML and deploying our first site! This was a great experience. Since I knew some HTML already, the instructors hinted at using Bootstrap to style the site. I was also able to use the command line to deploy my website using Divshot. One of the cool things about the Remote Prep class, is that the instructor and TAs are always willing to push you when you ask for extra material.


The third night was more difficult for me. I am probably the least exposed to CSS, and I was able to learn so much from the exercises. We also focused on importing media to websites such as YouTube videos, Google Maps, sound files, and external sites.


The fourth night was all about styling multi-page web sites and learning how to use forms in HTML. We also discussed GET and POST, and how the internet works.

CSS Frameworks

The fifth day was all about advanced styling of layouts with CSS and an introduction to modern HTML and CSS frameworks! I am excited to be using MinimalCSS and Bootstrap from this point forward.

I hope to continue posting what I have learned from class on a weekly basis! Happy learning!

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