I’ve been away so long, but I’ve been hard at work. I’m still working on my website. I have a temporary single landing page up now, that looks just like the top card of LinkedIn: Nicole Phillips. I’m very proud of it, since I created it just by looking at LinkedIn’s page. I figured out the drop shadow they used. I guessed they used a gradient with a stop or two, for that bottom section, that you click to show other info. Oh and when you click it, it does drop down. Thank you jQuery and slideToggle(). *claps enthusiastically* I was very proud that not only was I able to implement that small amount of jQuery, but I understood how it worked.
In addition to working on my site, I’ve been doing some reading about web development. Here’s a list of books I consumed last year and this year, about the subject:
- CSS3 For Web Designers by Dan Cederholm
- HTML5 For Web Designers Jeremy Keith
- Responsive Web Design by Ethan Marcotte
- What is HTML 5? by Brett McLaughlin
So much information. At times I felt like my brain was going to explode from all of the information but I enjoyed learning all the things I’ve missed out on, since I am currently working in email production.
I realized that if I don’t have time, I have to make the time. In the morning. At night. Between work with clients. On the weekends.
I’m going to make time every day for web development. I read about it every day on my train commute to and from work. Now I’m going to make time, to actively work/code, everyday.
I’m going to be a front end web developer.