"Redux is a good way to begin your journey on learning how to code."
This is really really bad advice that I just saw on my dash.
No. Redux edits are not in any way, shape or form a good way to start learning to code.
If you want to learn how to code, actually learn the coding languages. Understand the difference between classes and ids and how to make the same hover effect a few different ways. Learn the restrictions and loopholes of div transparency and what positions z-index actually works in. Do research, ask questions, type code from scratch! That’s the only real way to learn.
By posting a redux edit as your own, what you’ll be doing is basically ripping apart someone else’s code and simply calling it your own. But a redux edit is not truly yours and will never be yours. Neither will a base code edit, for that matter. It will always truly belong to the original coder, no matter how many times you claim it’s your edit. Because that’s all it is, an edit. A revised copy.
Do you know what will be yours? A code where you typed up everything from the beginning <html> to the end </html>. If you borrow scripts for things like tool-tips, hover effects, and icons, that’s fine. But at least make the bones of the theme yours, because if it’s not, what are you really accomplishing? What’s the point of putting work into something that will never truly be yours?
Nothing. There’s no point.