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HTML & CSS Super Review

In among job search activities, I have completed the basics of HTML and CSS. It was mostly review since I had been fairly regularly performing freelance web design work from college up to about 2012 or so. But here we are a few years later and the game has changed some. Gone are the days of supporting CSS for Internet Explorer 6 for example (thankfully!), but the main new concept for me is responsive design for a variety of devises, like smartphones and tablets. Media queries provide a succinct way to accomplish this and the Chrome web inspector with its simulated device viewports is a great way to test, along with flipping around with the dimensions of your browser window – the more ‘fun’ method. As expected table-based layouts are more a thing of the past than ever, although I read that they are sometimes still used for email, since browser support of web standards can still be notoriously bad. Well I still remember the bad-ole-days, so if it comes down to it, yes I can write a table-laid-out html email. Yikes. On to more...

CarolineCourtney.com – old design

My old site from 2006/ish, when I was freelancing much more actively. I had made a personal brand with matching business cards, advertising ‘quality, compliant websites’, because I was very much in favor of web standards and cutting-edge (for the time) design. I also had a custom WordPress theme with which to blog about the benefits of web standards, or at least link to important writers in the community. It was an opportunity to experiment with PHP/MySQL to create a database-driven site from scratch, and learn the basics. Skills Used Graphic Design and Layout, site structure, HTML, CSS, PHP and MySQL for basic database-driven portfolio, formerly a custom WordPress theme to go along with the site as well. Staged Site Old Web Design Portfolio – used to be root of CarolineCourtney.com. Screen Gallery Main screen Sample portfolio screen Testimonial...

4cheaptix.com – TeleUnique McQnications

I have been the ‘webmaster’ of TeleUnique since 2007, the basic duties of which were to keep the information on the site about our various venues’ show schedules current. I upgraded the site structure using css to to layout the calendar pages, and made print stylesheets too since these were intended to be printed out by customers if they would like a handy reference of the shows at a glance. I changed the front page from an unwieldy flash portal to a jQuery-based screen to choose which venue calendar you want to look at, which still captures the fun, ‘showtime’ performing arts feeling the owner wanted on the main page. I am also in charge of keeping the ordering and order form information current. Skills Used HTML, CSS, upgrading order form from classic asp to PHP, SSL certificates and basic security, jquery Live Site 4cheaptix.com Screen Gallery updated front page order form Detailed ‘Calendar’ view for venues with many...