|The code for today's|
"final project": I'd post
the outcome, but it's
not scalable so doesn't
really translate. Imagine
some headings, a few
photos, and some simple
lists. That's what all this says.
But it was also tedious: an eighteen-week class, a couple of hours twice a week— sometimes it just crawled, what with demos and exercises and focus-focus-focus on one bit of code at a time. By my standards (I'm not especially smart, but I am Teutonically quick), it could have gone twice the speed, or faster, and we'd've ended up with twice the learning (or more). But alas, the course was not designed to my specs.
I'm sorely tempted just to start week 2 tomorrow. CSS. Also a refresher (though less so: I'm much shakier on CSS than on HTML). The instruction is available. But . . . I shall exercise patience. And wait until next Monday.
My goals in this are to become more conversant with the coding behind any website, but especially WordPress, where I intend to create a personal site and (perhaps) also revamp the Monterey County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue team website, which I administer (ahem—mostly ignore) and which I'd like to update. It's a very old design (not mine)—way pre-HTML5: it doesn't even shrink and expand to fit a page—and the photos are about ten years old, and . . . it just needs some (a lot of) work. I figure it will be a good already-existing entity to practice on.
Just another seven weeks now! When I'll be completely fluent in all things web design–related. (Ha ha. A girl can dream.)
For my class six years ago, we had to come up with three possible designs for the website we might create. Here are my three, for a personal web page. I don't especially like any of them now (if any of them, the middle one, but with numerous tweaks and changes, especially to the header); now, I'd go for something much cleaner, much less fussy. But I have to admit, it was fun, at the time, to piece these landing pages together in Photoshop—and dream of the website that one day might be.
. . . One day will be. I'm back to dreaming. And learning.