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Stop reinventing the wheel! 5 websites that you can use to find pre-written code snippets.

Something that took me a while to get over when I was first learning how to design and code was this notion that I would be accused of being a fake if I didn’t know how to do everything from a blank canvas or scratch. Man, I wasted a lot of time being stuck in that painful mentality!

Luckily I did eventually realize that one nice thing about being a web designer is that the open source community is actually very generous with their knowledge. So, more often than not, if you are struggling with a certain part of your project whether it’s a layout, a wordpress or javascript function, or even a full blown framework... you can usually find a code snippet or solution. 

Below are 5 of my favorite resources for finding these solutions.

You can find snippets here to study, add to your own library, or even use on a project. 

Code Pen

Stack Overflow

Bootsnipp

Building Blocks

Generate WP

And don’t worry, it’s ok. Many developers use resources like this. Even the best of them with degrees in computer science. Thinking otherwise is actually only causing you stress and harm. 

Not utilizing resources such as those mentioned above would be the equivalent of an artist or painter thinking that they need to make their own brushes or go out and dig up natural raw materials to use to mix their own paints. Sure, it may give you some bragging rights... but doing everything from scratch is not really the best use of your time when you get down to it. 

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