To code we use different languages and softwares. Here’s a guide to everything you’ll need.
Note: This is a work in progress. Stay tuned!
- From WordPress Codex, this is going to blow your mind: Template Tags and Conditional Tags;
- From CSS-tricks, a Complete Guide to Flexbox (way too much fun in here!)
There are the tools I use to code, for a blog running with the WordPress.org platform. There are free versions for all of them and they are easy to install.
Sublime Text is a Text Editor for Code; a text editor that uses a syntax highlighting to help us with the readability of our file. For coding, you could use the Text Editor (in plain text) that comes with your computer; for instance, TextEdit on MacOS; however, as beginners, we could easily get lost among the many brackets, curly braces, semicolons and else.
Here’s how a piece of code looks in plain text:
And here’s how it looks with Sublime Text:
As you can see, the syntax highlighting (used by Sublime Text), improves the readability of the files, and it also help us to see – as we write – if we are making a mistake; for instance, if at line 23 we delete the last angle bracket, what follows (</head> at line 25) will change its color:
You can Download Sublime Text, for free.
To this day, you can use it and upgrade it for free, forever; do not get confused for what it says at its official page; read carefully, “a license must be purchased for continued use”, but, “There is currently no enforced time limit for the evaluation.”
More to come asap. Stay tuned!
[Last Update: January, 2020]