Mental Models

Having a mental model in your head of how things work helps you to remember and apply the foundational knowledge. Working models give your brain a way to connect the things we will be learning together. They also help you to troubleshoot when things go wrong. Here are some of models we will work on:

  • How the Web Works
  • How a Web Page Works
  • Web Page Layout
  • Version Control
  • Compiling, Building and Rendering 
  • Templates
  • Jamstack site architecture
  • Static Site Generator (in general and Eleventy specifically)
  • APIs

I do not assign scores to mental models. We will work on these as a way to help you learn the foundational knowledge and apply that to complete the competencies.

This page will be updated with links and more information as we go through the course.