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This was a fun class as we talked about CSS, which IMO, is one of the most pleasurable parts of web development. Styling is what everyone sees when they go to your site so it can be viewed as one of the most important steps too.
If you missed our first class, you can read up and watch the video here.
We completed the second class of Metal Toad University last Thursday. It focused on tools that we'll use to create sites including text editors and graphics programs, and then we went down a list of HTML elements and talked about each one. Well, most of them. We skipped the blink tag and a few others.
I recently helped a friend with a couple bugs they were fixing on a mobile site, and suddenly realized that there is a good basic list of tools that folks should have in their frontend dev kit. Robbie wrote a little while ago about some of the front end (CSS/CSS3) tools he uses, so I thought I'd add to the list, and lean a bit more toward debugging.
Five years ago I decided to make a 180 degree career turn and become a web devloper. At the time I was pretty good at using computers, but I had no programming experience aside from a few vague memories of typing in DOS statements in middle school. I still remember asking the web devloper in our office what CSS was and nodding along as if I understood the answer.
Every year we try to give back to the community in a real and tangible way. The website building business is lucrative and has a huge ROI for most business, but not all businesses can afford the services of a full-fledged development shop or even a contractor.
It seems that I often hear the term "full service agency" used a lot in the advertising/design/marketing/development world.
People are often surprised when things don't go according to plan. In the web development world this may be a customer presentation, server maintenance gone bad or a dozen of other things. When this happens, it's not a sign of the world conspiring against you, but rather a sign of bad planning.
If you've been tasked with selecting a web developer, you may find the experience a lot like looking for an auto mechanic. Ultimately you want to get a good price, but you also want to be sure the work is good and what you are being told is true. The similarities boil down to a few key things:
- You could do the work yourself