One of the nice things about doing a basic class is realizing just how much you’ve learned over the years by dabbling in code.
In this first week we dug into HTML, CSS, and Bootstrap. For some students this was all very new material; for myself, a good review.
I doubt I’ll be winning any CSS design awards soon, but here’s some links to code from this week:
Day 2 homework which was supposed to look kind of Amazon-like, but turned out to look more like something hand-coded (which it was) from 1998. I had still to grasp the idea of columns in CSS at this point, hence the (very) icky table. I did borrow a nice CSS/HTML slider from Chris Spittle to get a carousel effect. Spent an hour or two fiddling with it to get the transition effects just right, but eventually got there. (Thanks Chris!)
Day 3 homework was a sort of pixel art thing created using Bootstrap columns (see here) – fun to do, but I don’t expect to create much in the way of pixel art in my future career. It did solidify the idea of 12-columns-per-row in the Bootstrap grid system though.
So what have I learned this week?
- A nice refresher on HTML and CSS with a good dose of Bootstrap thrown in for good measure.
- Some cool resources like Paletton, HTML5Doctor, Normalize.CSS, and many others.