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From Student to CSS King w/ Pratham

Recorded:
September 14, 2021
Released:
October 6, 2021
Modified:
October 6, 2021

In this episode Matt and Mike sit down with Pratham to discuss his journey from student to CSS pro. Pratham found a passion in CSS and decided to dive deep into it's innerworkings, producing extensive written guides as he learned new concepts. He has amassed over 120k Twitter follows, produced ebooks, and recently landed a job at RapidAPI.

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Show Notes

What is HTML All The Things

HTML All The Things is a web development podcast and discord community which was started by Matt and Mike, developers based in Ontario, Canada.

The podcast speaks to web development topics as well as running a small business, self-employment, and time management. You can join them for both their successes and their struggles as they try to manage to expand their Web Development business without stretching themselves too thin.

What's This One About?

In this episode Matt and Mike sit down with Pratham to discuss his journey from student to CSS pro. Pratham found a passion in CSS and decided to dive deep into it's inner workings, producing extensive written guides as he learned new concepts. He has amassed over 120k Twitter follows, produced ebooks, and recently landed a job at RapidAPI.

Guest Introduction

Pratham found his calling by diving deep into CSS and creating extensive handwritten guides on every CSS topic he learned. He has built a following of over 120k people on Twitter. He’s sold ebooks and ultimately got a job as a developer advocate at RapidAPI. We’ll be chatting with him all about CSS and his journey to becoming the CSS King of Twitter.

Pratham's Twitter

Show Notes

2:40 - What were you doing before getting into web development?

9:40 - What was your reason to dive fully into CSS?

14:00 - Do you think it's still important to learn CSS Box model first before diving into Flex and Grid?

22:45 - Which display methods do you currently use and when do you use them? (When do you use Flex? when do you use Grid?)

29:09 - What do you think is the hardest concept for people to Grasp in CSS?

34:20 - Do you think it's possible to master CSS as a whole?

39:45 - Is there anything you'd change about CSS?

41:30 - What do you think about SASS?

44:00 - How did learning CSS help you build an audience on Twitter?

51:00 - How has your Twitter growth helped your career?

56:00 - When did you start thinking about monetizing your audience? (ebook, sponsor deals, etc)

59:30 - How have you been able to apply your learnings or strategy for learning to your new role?

Key Takeaways

  • Web development provides a direct path to monetizing skills
  • The Box model is important to grasp before jumping into Flex and Grid
  • Building a reputation and audience don't just help you find work but it helps you find the jobs you actually want

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