Getting the hang of this. Maybe?

I’ve been struggling a little when it comes to this class. I am certainly not used to this type of work, but I am having fun. Many of the components of the Lynda Videos are easy to do when watching and following along, but when I try to set off on my on, I go “high and to the right.”

I would like to give a sincere thanks to all of my classmates who have been posting helpful links and resources for use in building pages. They have been tremendously helpful to me, and I suspect others as well. So keep that up!

I had some experience using SQL, language building reports in for enterprise logistics management in the past. It was very cerebral and not a ton of fun. I got pretty good at it too, but I have a problem with bloating my code too much, which makes things slow at best or hard to work with at worst. For example, I used two different spanners for the same footnote so that I could make the book I cited be italic, and wrapped another wrapper around the entire bibliography to standardize the size, color and font. I know that there has to be a better way, but at 2 AM and a full workday in a few hours and class afterwards, I’m not going to keep banging my head against the wall to figure that one out! (If I seem tired tomorrow, you’ll know why.)

But the main takeaway that I have from my former days with SQL and I guess it still applies is that the less language that you can put into any program, the better. I have to practice at that. I am also very guilty of using keys to turn off lines of text to test new things and never cleaning the obsolete lines of text.

Thus type of coding is more fun than the data manipulation that I used in the past, because of putting in parameter and getting data back, I can write code for my website and make it responsive. Slowly I think I am improving though.


I would like to give a sincere thanks to all of my classmates who have been posting helpful links and resources for use in building pages. They have been tremendously helpful to me, and I suspect others as well.

I will end on this final note: I think I have learned more about the internet in the last couple of weeks than I knew before.

I commented on Pearl’s , Amy’s  and Kimberly’s blog.

Edit: Here is a link to my Type site. It is pretty ugly, and I would like to refine the colors and layout drastically. I just wanted to get the components in for practice and experiment.

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About Kater

I work at the National Museum of the Marine Corps.

2 responses to “Getting the hang of this. Maybe?”

  1. Goatherd says :

    Oh, my, that type page is PURPLE. I vote for the green on your weblog!
    I’m sharing in your pain. Color is a painful process for me, and I’m rethinking my choices as well.

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