For the past week, I’ve been having fun with HTML and CSS. The week started off slowly with lectures on HTML. HTML is a straightforward, semantic language. If you remember to close the tags, you will survive. CSS on the other hand… well, I was having difficulties at first. After working with Ruby for a while, I forgot that there are artistic options when it comes to coding.
The developer’s tools app for chrome and using the “inspect” option on webpages gave insight into the mind of developers. I was able to see in real time how to change my code so that it adhered the aesthetics that I was striving for.
A fun project that we did in class is called “Meowspace.” We were given a HTML file and had to style it as close as possible to a wireframe. A wireframe is a schematic diagram. Although I didn’t know about it at the time, flexbox for CSS would have made my project a whole lot easier. For our weekend homework, we had to come up with a personal static site. Because of this project, I learned that many filters can be placed on pictures and that you can change the shape of boxes in CSS.
Although it was fun to learn HTML and CSS, I’m excited to announce that I’ve started learning Rails! Many people have told me that frameworks such as rails will teach me to be a coding wizard of sorts. Right now, I’m in over my head, but I trust that my interest in the subject and my awesome teachers will lead me and the class to victory.