Pros and Cons of CodePen Text Editor
Also a featured tool in web development programs at Digital Workshop Center, this article highlights the pros and cons of CodePen for you to compare before you next big project.
Is CodePen the right tool for my website project?
In addition, the interface of CodePen is intuitive and easy to use. Some of the best reviews highlight how easy it is for new users to get started with this development tool.
If you need to store assets, CodePen also provides easy ways for you to keep all of your work in one place through their online platform. For all of your development needs there are far more positive attributes of CodePen than not. Before you start your next project, create a free account with CodePen and start developing.
Summary: The Pros of CodePen
- Free to get started
- Easy to use and intuitive interface
- Open-source SAAS tool
- Built-in learning tools
- Collaborate with others and compare projects for future development
The extra cost means that you might want to consider that all of your work will be publicly viewable when you start. If you are working on a sensitive project for a client and don’t want to expose unfinished work, this is an important point to consider.
At times, the interface can feel like a lot of bells and whistles, but not as useful as you might like. However, as long as you focus on the key aspects of developing in CodePen this may not be an issue for you.
Summary: The Cons of CodePen
- Pro (premium) version required to keep work private and use external links properly
- Many tools but not all are useful
If you are interested in launching a new career in web development, Digital Workshop Center offers a variety of web design classes and certificate programs that can help you master a new program or take your career to the next level. In all of our web coding classes, we utilize CodePen as an amazing tool and learning resource. Talk to a student advisor today to learn more about getting started with your program.