This Week in Coding: #004

Self-paced coding training and/or activities: Completed Lynda course: CSS to Sass: Converting an Existing Site. My write up on this course is here. Completed Lynda course: Fireworks CS5: Essential Training I don’t know that I needed to complete this, considering it was the longest of all the courses I’ve added to a playlist to listen …

Trying out Sass with CSS, part 2

Following up on the Sass Essentials course I watched, CSS to Sass: Converting an Existing Site which showed various techniques on converting an existing site from “vanilla css” to sass. As I mentioned before, WordPress themes utilize Sass, so if you choose to use the Underscores starter theme (which I’ve used on my own themes …

Trying out Sass with CSS, part 1

Last post I write about my growing interest in using Sass for CSS development. First I’ll review some of what I learned in the Sass Essentials Training course and then review my top takeaways from the CSS to Sass: Converting an Existing Site video course in part 2 of this series. In the Sass Essentials …

This Week in Coding: #003

So before I get into everything – I’ve had an interesting week and unfortunately it’s coming to an end with bad news … RIP Prince :-(. I started off the week strong-ish, hoping to through everything I outlined in my previous weekly update, but I didn’t make a dint in that list. Not to say …

FreeCodeCamp: jQuery – Review

Just wanted to record everything I learned, although I took physical notes (ha! yes in the digital age, there are people still handwriting notes). The jQuery portion was a very high-level overview introducing functions and how they can be used to modify HTML/CSS and enhance the page. jQuery notes: All jQuery functions begin with $. …

This Week in Coding: #002

Got unnecessarily busy towards the end of the last week so I was not able to log my activities for the week, but here they are! Self-paced coding activities: Completed the HTML5/CSS section of FreeCodeCamp.com. Completed the Responsive Design w/Bootstrap exercises on FreeCodeCamp.com. Reading Materials Intro to Bootstrap (will need to go through each individual …

An introduction to CSS preprocessors

I saw that one of the local bootcamps was hosting a crash course on Sass so I decided to enroll to see what it’s about. I have no experience with Sass and until I started googling it the night before the crash course, was absolutely confused about how it could help with css and what …

FreeCodeCamp: HTML5/CSS

I finally started the FreeCodeCamp curriculum today, beginning with HTML5/CSS. I’m pretty proficient in both so it was a welcome refresher. I completed that section of the course in 2-3 hours, although they estimated 5. It included 68 mini-lessons or challenges, as they’re referred to in the curriculum. I watched Love & Hip Hop ATL …

Learning Git and GitHub

Note to self & others: The folks at CodeNewbie suggested blogging for beginners and while I’m not a complete beginner, I’m not sure that my blogging is meaningful at this stage. There’s a lot I don’t know and I’m not able to fully explain. As a writer it’s difficult to share these “half-thoughts” and under-developed …