The End of Level C

Now that the Level C year of Digital Media Design is over, I have decided to take a closer look at some of the Level I and H blogs from the older students on this course in order to develop a more professional blogging style.

I am very pleased to say that I passed the level C year with a Distinction (and a letter of commendation). Although the first year of our degree makes up 0% of our overall grade, I feel that I have been able to prepare myself for level I and look forward to the challenges that it will present in the next academic year.

Personal Project (Practicing HTML/CSS)

After completing the Codecademy course for HTML/CSS, I decided to start making my own code using ‘Brackets’. I have known about ‘Brackets’ for a while and think it is a good place to start, as it is easy to link in CSS stylesheets and JS scripts.

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I decided to use a monochrome colour scheme for my first try, as it is much easier to make the CSS look ‘nice’ if everything works harmoniously (as opposed to ugly hues). I found a basic pattern background on a website called ‘Color Lovers’, which is a nice site to find colour schemes on.

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The ‘Nav’ bar on the side is functional and links to a separate page for each list item link (For example, the picture above is the page that ‘LINK ONE’ directs to).

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Bibliography:

Thiess, P., (Adobe Systems), Unknown date. Brackets [online]. Available from http://brackets.io/ [4th October 2014]

Codecadamy HTML/CSS (Part Two)

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I managed to complete the HTML/CSS course on Codecadamy today. Whilst I knew most of the basics that it covered, there were a few things that I picked up along the way that were new to me. The last task on the course was to create a page following loose instructions.

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Mine ended up looking like this. It’s very basic, though the idea was to show everything that the course had taught you to prove that you understood. I am now going to go use ‘Brackets’ to play around with my own coding and try to create something a bit more adventurous.

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Codecadamy HTML/CSS

After I had finished my workshop today, I started the Codecademy course on HTML/CSS. Needless to say, I haven’t finished the course completely yet, though I have made it over 3/4 of the way. Most of the content is stuff that I am already familiar with, though there have been a few parts that have been completely new to me and were fun to figure out.

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To be brief, the few specific things that I didn’t understand before (but now do) are:

  • How to make tables properly (I was bad at this before)
  • How to use a border radius to curve edges
  • The actual different between class/ID
  • What pseudo class actually means

I will hopefully finish the course 100% tomorrow, as I want to move on to some more complicated wed design and possible start designing things for practice.


Bibliography:

Sims, Z. and Bubinski, R., 2011. Codecademy [online]. Available from: http://www.codecademy.com/ %5B2nd October 2014].