This Week in Coding: #017

Soooo I’ve been slowly chipping away at this project and I’m proud to announce I have a working version I think I can re-purpose for another project (the project this whole thing started for). I gotta admit, at some point I started wondering why I was bothering with this whole thing, mostly because I used …

This Week in Coding: #012

For the first time in years I took almost 2 weeks off from my day job. It felt so short but it was long enough to completely ruin my daily routines: my coding practices, writing plans, and sleep schedule. I’m slowly getting back to that routine. So what I thought would be a 2-week break …

This Week in Coding: #010

Ahhh I’ve reached the 10 week mark… of documenting of course lol. I’m sad to announce that I still have not completed my portfolio. I woke up this morning and saw this tweet that I’m going to share here to put everything in perspective, for myself. In truth, I'm probably right where I'm supposed to …

This Week in Coding: #009

I am still working on my portfolio. If nothing else, this process has helped me understand all of the moving parts of this web development/design process. I spent a lot of time this week working through various Illustrator tutorials. A few months ago, I did the same thing with Firework (a program no longer in …

This Week in Coding: #008

This week was very weird, I had a very difficult time focusing, despite staying posted in the library everyday for 6 hours. On a personal note, I was tired as hell and couldn’t figure out why. On a professional note, I started it off spending my entire Monday applying for jobs, some media (a girl …

This Week in Coding: #007

Confession: I’m a recovering perfectionist. I try to get everything just right the first time and that hold me back a lot. For example, I’ve worked on my WordPress boilerplate for the last few weeks and yes it’s a boilerplate that I should use for other projects but having not completed it is sort of …

This Week in Coding: #006

This week in coding… I went down the DevTips Youtube rabbit hole and loved everything I watched. Some of my favorite videos include: This is a reminder that I just need to create version 1 of my portfolio and stop obsessing over whether it will be THE ONE to make or break my career. I …

This Week in Coding: #005 (sort of)

First of all, where the hell have I been??? I started writing this post on May 5, 2016 … what had happened??? It’s been over a month – shame shame shame. Seriously – life happens and you get distracted and getting back on track is hard. I didn’t fall off completely but I stopped documenting …

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 …

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 …