Category Archives: General

Dealing with Life’s Necessities

Last month I acquired a full-time job. This is good because it pays the rent, the electricity, and the internet bills — all of which are very necessary to continued development work.

So, for the most part, I am pleased. Although, at the moment, it is taking time away from coding so this blog will likely remain quiet for awhile. My goal is to be back climbing the learning curve in September (that has been the traditional time for it) and hopefully with a development project or two on the horizon.

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Posted by on June 11, 2011 in General



I’ve revised my title from “web designer” to “web developer.” The web designers out there have degrees in Fine Arts and Graphic Design, and I know I can’t compete with that. I know the theory and can put together an inoffensive site, but I don’t have the gift for visual inspiration to bump it up to Web 2.0. I am really all about the code. I know (or can find out) how to make the pretty do what you want it to do.

PHP has distracted the hell out of me lately. I’m ripping apart one of my student sites to see if I can duplicate the assignment without the JavaScript. It’s so much fun!

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Posted by on April 19, 2011 in General



No, not quite. I think I would go into withdrawal if I do that for more than one day (evening) a week. But I have been doing a lot of reading in the past few weeks, not all of it online. I wanted to gain at least some fundamental knowledge of server-side stuff and need to get more comfortable working with the DOM. I’m at the point with JavaScript/jQuery where, if it was a verbal language, I would understand the grammar (syntax) and could form simple phrases, but don’t have enough vocabulary to have a spontaneous conversation. I don’t like feeling that shaky.

I need to get back to coding, though. Have to keep using the HTML/CSS vocabulary.

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Posted by on April 6, 2011 in General


Fun with CSS

Oh, the frustration!

Not the CSS, but with the fact that I can’t save all the changes I’ve been making to this layout. I’ve been having a lot of fun playing and will have to get “Sandbox” into my Drafty blog to really get creative.

They are going to get the $15 from me yet.

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Posted by on March 16, 2011 in General


Why am I here?

I am a novice web developer whose knowledge base is still very much a work in progress. I thought blogging about it could be an interesting way of working on a portfolio in development, as well as a way to become familiar with WordPress.

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Posted by on March 13, 2011 in General