Before answering the question that how long does it take to learn CSS let’s have a brief intro to it. CSS or Cascade Style Sheet is a style sheet language or a styling language(used for expressing the presentation of a structured document) which is used side by side with HTML and it is the world’s cornerstone styling technology for the styling of web pages. It is really easy to learn and one can learn it in much less time as compared to any other type of language.
Also, I’ll discuss everything that is required from the reader in order to understand this article completely. I want you to follow along till the end of this article carefully in order to get to know about it in detail.
1. Understanding CSS
1.1 What is CSS or Cascade Style Sheet?
CSS(cascading style sheet) is a styling language that is used on the web for designing a web page with different colors, layouts, and different font styles of a structured page. It can be used not only with HTML but also with any other type of language based on XML which is known as extensible markup language. For example, if you wish to change the background color of a web page you can do it within the HTML document of that page simply by adding the following command:
If you want to change the background of different elements in an HTML document you can also do it with the following command:
So, here in the above two examples the styling commands within the <Style> </Style> tags are responsible for changing the background colors and these tags from beginning to closing represent CSS in an HTML document.
1.2 Importance of CSS in web development
The importance of CSS in web development is of such a serious nature that it is used in almost all websites for their complete styling with its incredible and easy-to-use properties that can make a website look damn pretty and eye-catching.
1.3 Best match to learn with CSS
The best match that one should learn with CSS is HTML(HyperText Markup Language) which is responsible for structuring a web page document with its various elements. In more simple words we can say that it is responsible for the skeleton structure of a web page.
The best thing about both these languages is that they are both really easy to learn and one can easily learn them side by side, and I also recommend learning them this way.
2. How long does it take to learn CSS?
2.1 It takes how much time for a beginner to learn CSS from scratch?
Learning CSS is quite easy but if you wish to master it properly and want to become a master in CSS then it totally depends on some factors and the individual itself in order to know how much time would it actually cost to a person in order to learn CSS from scratch to the end.
One thing that I’m going to share before explaining the factors in detail is that if there is something easy to understand and learn still it would cost you some time to learn and master it completely.
Following are the factors that can actually help us determine the actual time:
One’s interest in programming is is a very important factor in determining the time because if you have an interest in programming or even Information Technology as a whole then you’ll never be fed up learning it and you can work hard continuously for as long as 4 hours.
But if you don’t have such type of interest then you’ll get fed up every 30 min and you’ll have to start again and again and ultimately it’ll cost you much more time.
2. Prior Experience
Prior programming experience is also an essential factor that can greatly affect the learning time period of a person. Especially if you already have some programming experience then trust me learning HTML and CSS would be a hell easier job for you. Because you have experience with more complex programming concepts and those that you’ll learn in HTML and CSS would be nothing in comparison to them.
3. Commitment to your decision
Once you have started your course for learning HTML and CSS or any other programming language then another most important factor that greatly affects your learning time is how much you are committed to your work.
Because the more you are committed to your work the more you’ll work hard and the less time it would take for you to learn and even master any programming language.
The more you are devoted to any type of work or task the more there will be the passion in you to do that job properly and completely you’ll always be curious about not to miss anything behind and you’ll be doing your work seamlessly.
This passion for your work will also help you fight to avoid any hurdles that can often cause disturbance in our work and we start delaying it slowly so this factor can also help us reduce our learning time.
Scheduling is such a great initiative for every person no matter which field he belongs to it’ll help him manage all his work within the time efficiently. So, if you make it a habit trust me it can save half of your time which you can again utilize in some productive work.
The actual time that it can take
Now if you have all those factors in you for doing this job learning HTML completely after practicing can cost you hardly about 2 months maximum. If you wish to learn it along with HTML side by side as per my recommendation then it can cost you 4-5 months maximum.
You can even master it in this time period but if you have any of the above factors missing in you or even a few of them, then you can analyze yourself accordingly as I have shared with you all of the ground realities.
2.2 Best practices to learn HTML and CSS
Here I’m going to discuss with you some best practices that I’ve learned through my personal experiences during my learning journey that can help you not only learn it in less time but also you can master your development skills. I’ve learned them after making a lot of mistakes and they are helpful for learning any kind of development. They are all listed below:
- First of all, I want you to learn with proper concentration whatever you learn from the courses and make notes in a separate notebook that would prove helpful for you in the future. If possible try to record all the details in the form of bullets as that could help you remember everything with ease. And also whatever you learn practice it again and again until you completely understand the functionality of that particular element.
- After you have learned and completely understood HTML and CSS try to make at least 4 projects on your own with your own creative ideas but with proper devotion and patience.
- Once you have completed all those 4 projects properly now is the time by which you have mastered most of the HTML and CSS elements and components and then I want you to keep the notes that you have made so far with you and start revising all the code from the beginning and keep practicing it side-by-side.
- Also, revise the projects that you have made yourself and give this complete revision process in steps 3 and 4 for about a week. Trust me after you have followed all that I have described in this article you’ll be a master in HTML and CSS and you’ll be able to work on almost any type of project by this time.
2.3 Best sources for learning HTML and CSS
There are the following main sources for learning not only HTML and CSS but also any other type of development or language:
3. Future, Career, and opportunities as an HTML and CSS developer
A person who is skilled in all of these can earn through making his own website and selling it to somebody, earning through freelancing, remote work, earning through building your own portfolio, and teaching others. All these fields can help you earn a handsome amount of money if you are well skilled in your job.
After covering all the aspects that are necessary for answering our main question How long does it take to learn CSS, it has enabled the readers to understand how much time can we learn it properly as it totally depends on the person himself.
The purpose of discussing all the relative concepts is to provide a proper understanding for enabling the learners to analyze the time by themselves in which they can learn HTML and CSS.
Also, let me know in the comment section what do you think about the stuff that I’ve discussed in this article?