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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...

Beginning of Frontend Course and New Blog!

I’m starting my Bloc.io Frontend course and I just had my first mentor meeting yesterday. I’m excited, and since I’ve recently (re)started my personal website & blog, I’ve decided to document the experience a little bit. My goal is to write regularly, 1-2x a week maybe; and it doesn’t have to be a novel(!) – on the following possible subjects: my current Frontend course, my activities in the local Indy development community, or any random applicable/cool...