Task accomplished. While still trying to get myself into a better better habit of working on my personal projects, I have completed the first task of my May sprint. I finally removed the custom CSS styles I added within WordPress and updated the actual stylesheet on the server.
Lessons learned, Chromium based browsers like to cache stylesheets apparently. Both Chrome and the Chromium based Edge browser refused to see my CSS changes until I cleared the temp files. However, the current Edge browser was much more forgiving, just needed to reload the page. Granted, there might have been another way to address this, but I’m still learning.
Along with that, the Developer tools are a web designers best friend. Always knew they existed, but never really had a need to use them. While trying to update a 3000+ line stylesheet that I didn’t write, it makes a world of difference being able to highlight an element on the page, see what styles control it, and even see what line that code starts at in the actual file. Honestly, it was way easier to mess with the WordPress CSS code just editing the actual stylesheet vs trying to override it via the WordPress interface.
Next two tasks I want to complete this sprint, setup a failover page if my site goes down and setup a backup plan in the case my site goes completely belly up. Outside of working on my web development project, I’m planning on starting on a game development project. Setup Unity and downloaded some tutorials. Just need to follow them and start making something.
Something I never really setup has has been a personal page where I can share my achievements in the chance it comes in handy. Figuring that with this blog, my current class, and my AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate and AWS Certified Developer – Associate certificates, this is as good of a place as any to start showing off what I know.
Something I plan on trying to do throughout my current course is to share the sites I build in each lab and the progress I make on my course project.
I’ll save uploading the current weeks lab until the next week. Regrding the course project, I’ll try to keep this updated as I work on it. Please keep in mind, everything is still a work in progress.
Assuming I can get some spare time, my eventual goal will be to move this blog onto my own EC2 instance in AWS. I already have one running, just need the time to play around with server to get everthing ready.
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.
Finished with my first lab by creating a basic four page website that I can essentially use as a online resume that I can continuously update. The page is extremely basic, but was really nice to see it come together nevertheless. Still know there is a lot more that I can do to make the site far more interesting, but a nice start.
Only because I haven’t tried this out yet, I’m considering setting this site up in AWS as a static website on an S3 bucket. Current workload has me a bit strapped for time, so this may be a bit before I do. Once I get it loaded, I’ll share it out in case anyone wants to take a look.