I started networking in Miami Tech this week. I also decided to change my Focus to Web Development.
I was planning to focus on Java. I like Java, C++ and C languages and that is my comfort zone.
The reason I am changing to Web development is that I think it will work better with my other goals. This took some time and soul searching to make this decision.
Now it is made and I can begin.
I went off my diet. I had Ice Cream today.
And then I downloaded and installed ice cream on my laptop.
Now I can start recording programming videos. I am excited about this 🙂
Now I am going to start making videos. I expect I will need to practice each one several times. I don’t know when the first one will be ready and posted.
I recently finished a course on HTML & CSS.
I have used these in the past, but I am reviewing them for job interviewing & work.
I also plan to start doing some Java programming daily also. I already know Java, this is also for interviewing & work.
Hopefully I will ad din the Java this week.
Digital Media classes start the following week and I will need to add those back into my schedule.
Along with full-time work hours, working out and personal development.
And I also need to plan some weekly time to do some blogs & vlogs.
And then the Job search time.
Better to be prepared to interview and work before applying.
Today I reviewed some of the CSS fundamentals and colors.
CSS stands for Cascading Style Sheets. It is used with HTML to build web pages. More information is found at:
HTML and CSS are usually kept in separate files in order to keep code maintainable and readable, as well as keep structure separate from styling.
The <style>element allows you to write CSS code within an HTML file.
A CSS stylesheet can be linked to an HTML file using the <link>element, which requires three attributes:
- href- set equal to the path of the CSS file.
- type- set equal to text/css.
- rel- set equal to stylesheet.
- A CSS selector targets an HTML element.
- CSS declarations style HTML elements.
- Declarations must contain the following two things:
- property – the property to style.
- value – the value for the property
- CSS declarations must end in a semicolon (;)
- A CSS rule consists of a CSS selector and the declarations inside of the selector.
- Comments: /* comment */
Tomorrow I will blog about colors and fonts.u
I am on day 2 of my html refresher course. I have used html in the past and this is just a review for me.
These are some of the common elements in html:
- Paragraphs :
- Unordered lists:
- list items:
- Ordered lists:
<a> element – also use the
<img> element – also use the
- Images help support visually impaired users when
<img>elements include the
- Indentation: The W3C recommends 2 spaces of indentation for nested HTML elements.
- Comments :
<!-- This is a comment -->.
I also set up a YouTube Channel that I plan to use to post future videos I do on coding.
I plan on spending more time coding and just doing brief postings right now.
My posts may get longer when I start doing videos to go with my posts.
I decided to take some free online courses and some new courses to prepare for interviewing.
I looked at the courses https://www.launchcode.org recommends and then I went to this course:
https://www.codecademy.com: Learn HTML & CSS
It begins with the basics.
“The term “boilerplate code” is used to describe the basic HTML code required to begin creating a web page. Without all of the elements in the boilerplate code, you’ll risk starting without the minimum requirements considered to be best practice.”
<title>My Coding Journal</title>
<h1> Hello World!</h1>
<!DOCTYPE html>declaration should always be the first line of code in your HTML files.
<html> element will contain all of your HTML code.
- Information about the web page, like the title, belongs within the
<head> of the page.
- You can add a title to your web page by using the
<title>element, inside of the head.
- Code for visible HTML content will be placed inside of the
I will need to put some more time into daily programming to this to be prepared to interview and work in programming.
Actually, I have already begun. I have started to prepare for interviewing and working as a software developer. I have also decided to document my coding journey from this point forward. That is the purpose of this site and blog: berniceblogs.com
I currently have 2 other blogs:
Preparing and interviewing for software development work is going to take some daily work. Like any job, you have to do the basics:
- social media profiles
- interview practice
- salary research
- company research
Those are just some of the things I can think of right now. I am using a guide that was recommended: http://career.berkeley.edu/Tools/Tools
The other preparation that I need to do is for the Technical Interviews. For this I have purchased: Cracking the Coding Interview by Gayle Laakmann McDowell.
So I have a lot of work to do.
Fortunately, I enjoy programming. I have not been programming recently due to the combination of school and work. I rearranged my schedules so that I can make time to program again.
I decided to document as I go, without being perfect. I will work on my websites also as I go.
The thing with technology is it is always advancing and you have to stay up to date. There are always new skills to learn.