Back in September, I decided to learn HTML and CSS through Codecademy. I created a project to apply this learning. The result was my profile website, DanielleWerner.com. (While it is up there for the world to see, it’s not finished, and I have plans for it yet.)
But I will prevail.
It’ll help once I learn enough to start applying some of the ideas to my website. I so want to learn how to make interactive pages, to be able to get the internet to do my bidding. And it’s a stepping stone to where I want to go.
Another project I’m considering is making a basic web app, which would involve learning about LAMP: Linux, Apache HTTP server, MySQL and a programming language like PHP. Why? Because I have ideas for basic apps and I want to try them out. Also, everyone seems to want some SQL experience in the tech world, and I’ve heard that it’s difficult to learn when you don’t have a project to apply it to.
Ok, if you read my previous post and clicked on a certain link, you would have discovered my real name. So hi! I’m Danielle.
So, without further ado, my work-in-progress website is……
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Months ago, Flan introduced me to a site called Drupal Gardens. It’s basically a webhosting site for people with more skills than I have in site management, but we still created a free site for me to play around with. I’ve called it OTresources, and it will be a database of all the articles I’ve read with short summaries. Of course, it’s lacking all the articles I’ve read before now, besides one that I put in when we first created the site.
Nevertheless, if you’re interested, check it out. There’s nothing there really, at the moment, and I still need to figure out how everything works.
Yesterday was my last day of lectures for the academic year. Actually, it was my last day of lectures for the year, as come September 5th, I’ll be going straight to a three-month placement, lasting until December 9th. The last day of lectures involved terrifying us all with what is expected of us in this final placement as well as telling us how to prepare for job-hunting, which is what we’d be doing this time in a year!
This all means that today I technically started my summer holiday, but it doesn’t really feel like a holiday. For a start, I have so many projects I want to work on, from this and my online log of journal articles and books I’ve read, to learning HTML, Italian and knitting, to passing by driving test. Oh yeah, and Flan and I are on a special diet for my benefit for the month so I can lose some weight (half of which will probably be put back on when we go to Verona on June 30th). On top of all that, I also hope to do some more nursery work, as I have to buy birthday presents for both Flan and my brother this month, as well as get a bit of spending money together for Verona!
So expect some more blog posts and hopefully a link to my reading log site using Drupal Gardens!
I must admit that this has been both tedious to orchestrate and, well, amazingly fun.
Hopefully you’ve all found your way here from my previous post, which said something like this:
I purchased the domain before I set up this wordpress because I happen to be dating a web designer/network specialist/all other sorts of geekiness, and he thought it would be cool if I learned his business. So not only will that be my blog domain, it’ll also be where I experiment. Don’t be alarmed if weird things happen. I’ll try to keep the blog under control…mostly.
Ok, it said exactly that.
Now some things are different with WordPress.org. They didn’t have the Bueno theme, so I had to find a new one and munchify it. Also, I had to work out how to see site stats, and I couldn’t be bothered to make a whole new set of links for my blogroll.
So I cheated. I used a plugin that takes a folder from my Google Reader account and lists the blogs I’m following. I’ve also added a new page for it.
Lastly, if you want to contact me, I’ve updated ‘Munchkn.‘ with my email address!
This weekend I’ll be relaxing, catching up on TV shows, reading (for fun!) and properly hanging out with my best friend for the first time in
I also have two big projects lined up for this weekend:
- Write proper blog posts to explain my situation, as well as respond to thumble’s nomination (more on this later).
- Move this blog over to my experimental domain. An explanation about my domain will also hopefully be included in this weekend’s updates.
Good night! I can actually sleep in for once!