Last week was a rough week that ended up not being quite as bad as I expected. Ended up cutting both my lab and course project assignments down to the wire. Need to turn things around this week.
Got a chance to review both of this weeks assignments, so now it game time. First up, this weeks lab, which shouldn’t be to bad. Need to find ten images and create a web page that will display those images in an automatic changing slideshow. Plan is to start finding those ten images and start writing the HTML by tomorrow.
Next up, more work on my course project. Time to starting putting the site together. This will likely be one of the tougher parts as I tend to have a hard time finalizing designs. I also have a hard time getting CSS styles to work the way I expect them to. As much as I’d like to say it is the code or browser, I know it is how I’m writing it. Just need to make sure I spend the time to play around with the code. Content isn’t an issue as Nintendo news is a plenty.
I can already tell this is going to be a fun week. While work is picking up in full force, I’ve got my work cut out for me with my class work. Need to start laying out my website for my course project and have another four page site to build for this weeks lab.
Fortunately, the course project has been layed out fairly nicely so that I keep chipping away at it each week, building on what I did the previous week. This week, I’ll be adding page layout details to the site diagram I made last week. Once I have that, I’ll start creating the pages for the site. No content yet, just the layout and navigation between the pages essentially. Come to think of it, I don’t know if I actually mentioned what my course project page will be. I am honestly not the most original, so I’m nervous about how this will turn out. Going to take a shot at making my own Nintendo fan site. With everything going on right now, I really don’t have the time to reasearch a lot of content, so I went with something I have the most passing knowledge of.
Next up is this weeks lab, which now that I think of it, I will likely work on first as it ties in this weeks project requirements. For the lab, I need to create a four page website that covers what major I’m working towards and three different fields I could expect to start careers in. This time, I’ll be incorporating CSS to style the page. Content wise, I should be good; but I will need to start this one sooner rather then later so I can get the CSS figured out. I’m much better at writing code then I am at designing user interfaces.
Finally got a chance to setup my the resume site I had to create for last weeks lab. Very basic, but said I would share it once I have it.
Time for round 2 of my current course work. Finally got a chance to take a look at my course work for this week. This weeks focus, CSS.
Looking forward to this weeks lab. Can’t say why, but I kind of enjoy taking existing code and reworking it. Taking an existing HTML file and will have to incorporate CSS to style the page using diffent methods. Looking forward to this as I haven’t done much with CSS. Should be fun.
Next up, I have my next milestone for my course project. This time, I’ll be expanding on the Visio site diagram I created last week. Essentially flesh it out with more specific details. Specifying page file names, finalizing how the pages are related to each other, and finalizing what navigation structure best fits my site.
All in all, shouldn’t be to bad. I at least have a gameplan, now to just set aside the time to work on each of these.