“Any code of your own that you haven’t looked at for six or more months might as well have been written by someone else.”
– Eagleson’s law
This week I built a website for my girlfriend, I used a free PSD which I came across and sublime text to make a one page site. I learnt a lot about CSS by trying to move and push Divs around the page. The site is the front page of a craft store, while I think the result is quite decent, there are a few problems which make it relatively obsolete today. (more…)
I certainly don’t want to dissuade the newcomers in the audience. Instead, I’d simply recommend that they be prepared for the long-haul. Development isn’t something that you knuckle down and learn in six months (despite what some infomercials may say). It’s a non-stop battle, not too dissimilar from an RPG. Little by little, your skills level-up. But it’s a slow process. The key is to love it, and to never stop…even when you’re overwhelmed with frustration and confusion.
– Jeffery Way – Owner of Laracasts and developer evangelist
We’re breaking out of the Sandbox today and getting into a different style of learning: screencasts (or tutorial videos or instructional AV experiences…). Now you might suspect watching someone type while you hurriedly struggle to catch up a more regressive style than the interactive Codecademy style tasks. Well, I really encourage you to try them. (more…)
“If confusion is the first step to knowledge, I must be a genius”
– Larry Leissner
Next up is CSS (cascading style sheets – always makes me think of a waterfall).
Crude analogy: the clothes, the makeup, the fleshy skin (yuck!) of our site. It gives a our Portsmouth car park a makeover, paint-job and softens the angles. CSS is powerful and it’s newest incarnation – CSS3 – allows web designers to create attractive sites without having to rely on lots of embedded images.(I really like that site, it’s almost so bad it’s good. Almost.)
(Note: please read the before you start article)
Tim Berners-Lee created the web, and it was good.
I started at the beginning, and so will you. HTML.
In a 3 character play, it’s the script, analogised with the body, it’s the skeleton – hidden, structural, brutally stark – it makes me think of a Portsmouth car-park. But without it we’d be a goopy, yet colourful mess on the floor. (HTML5 gave it a much needed makeover, but woah there space captain, we’re saving that for later)