Day 22-Adding JavaScript to give them the old razzle dazzle!

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So today I covered a very brief overview of JavaScript. It was very interesting. However, I feel like what was covered does not even begin to scratch the surface of what JavaScript is capable of. I say this because the course opened up with exploring the web without the use of JavaScript. It was a […]

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Day 21- HTML is to bones as CSS is to skin

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I’m am starting to learn about the basics of CSS and how it works together with HTML. I like to think of HTML as the bones, ligaments, and muscles of web design. You know the stuff that you can’t see but is critical to making your body functional. I see CSS as the skin, hair, […]

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Day 20- Let’s make a list.

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Today I was reviewing lists. Below are my notes, I hope that you find some of it useful. <ul> =unordered list, <li> = tag for list item in an unordered list To make a nested or sub -list you would include the sub-list items within the main lists item’s closing tag and also include the […]

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Day 19- Anchor your link

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I have been learning all about links today. Below are my notes. I hope that you enjoy this new format that I have been using. As I am learning taking notes in this way is very helpful for me. I find it increases my retention of content matter and also provides me a valuable resource […]

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Day 12-Teaching and Learning Styles


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I know that this topic is not directly web design related, however I feel that it is beneficial to learning web design. That topic is the idea that it benefits you to know your unique learning style. The theory states that people tend to learn best through either visual, auditory, reading/writing, or kinesthetic learning. You […]

February 8, 2018

Day 11-Back On Track!


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So, I have to admit that I feel off the wagon a little bit. I got very wrapped up in “the holiday spirit”. After that I decided to go Keto and start running and doing body weight exercises. Sadly, my studies took a back seat to all of that as my body was going through […]

February 7, 2018

Day 10 – Review


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Today I reviewed HTML tags and elements. I also was exposed to some of the attributes that elements can have. After that I got an overview of parent and child elements. The idea that their use allows you to create more complex structures sparks a lot of potential ideas in my mind. I briefly covered […]

December 18, 2017

Day 9 – < Learning >


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So, I have been learning the basics of HTML. Thus far, I have covered the basics of tags, text emphasis, lists, images, links and tables. I feel like getting a strong foundation is essential when learning anything. Before I more on to more in depth studies I am going to be working on a project […]

December 12, 2017

Day 8 – Learning the Building Blocks of the Web


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I started my adventure into learning the basics of HTML at Khan Academy. I believe in first impressions and I wanted a non-threatening first exposure to the topic. I like that the instructor varies her vocal tone and shows enthusiasm when she speaks. Bear in mind I’m not learning complex process as of yet, but […]

December 11, 2017

Day 7 – The Process that is Modern Web design


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Today course was very interesting and went into great depth. It covered everything from the first concepts of a web site through to testing in it’s final stages. The speaker also mentioned how a team comes together to build the website and detailed how those different members might be involved in the process. The topic […]

December 8, 2017

Day 5 – Getting Focused


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I’m aware that some of my first posts were lacking focus. I’m sorry for that. I was allowing myself to fully explored a new topic and took my reader along for the ride. Going forward I will be more consistent and focused in my topics. I want to learn as much as I can each […]

December 5, 2017

Day 4 – Jack Skellington Syndrome


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So the title of today’s blog post might sound a bit odd. But let me explain. If you have ever seen Tim Burton’s masterpiece The Nightmare Before Christmas, then you are familiar with the song “What’s this?” Jack starts sings as he enters Christmas town and starts to discover all of the wonderous elements that […]

November 30, 2017

Day 3 – The Vernacular of Web Design


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So something was happening that I didn’t even realize until I was talking with my husband. As I learn I have a tendency to look up terms that I am not familiar with or ideas that seems interesting that I would like to know more about. This lead to me reading for hours about various […]

November 29, 2017