When signing up for this summer class I thought it would be challenging and time consuming but I wasn’t aware of how much personal time this class would take when I am not on campus. Learning the basics of HTML and how to create and manage CSS file is very tedious. With anything new you learn it will be tedious in the beginning but as the class continues into its fourth week some things are getting much easier to manage and remember.
If you are reading this and debating taking this class in the summer verses a regular semester, I would normally say take it in a regular fall or spring semester because you get to take more time to stretch out your projects and have more time in general. But, if you are like me, you want to get things done quick and retain more of the information, then the summer is for you. I like the fact I can go to class everyday and work on items and continue to learn. I am a very visual and hands on learner and this class is perfect for me and will be for you if you are the same way.
In the four weeks so far, my favorite project has been the responsive exercise. I really enjoyed getting my website formatted to fit any electronic device it is pulled up on and you do not have to adjust the size of it to fit your screen. I wish more websites would do this so I don’t have to adjust them on my cell phone. There really isn’t that I don’t like about any of the assignments or exercises in the class so far, just because everything is interesting and I really want to know how to do this. But I can say, the one thing that I find to be pointless in the class is the blog that we have to maintain. It doesn’t have anything to do with learning HTML or building a website.
Many students have taken this class and are currently taking this class and I wanted to show you, what you will be doing when and if you decide to take this class. The biggest thing is the personal website you will build. It is all done in projects so you can monitor and see the changes over time. Look at the difference between my first project and my second project. You can see a huge change and not just how it looks, but how it functions as a whole. The best thing at the end of the day is I can say that I made it myself, with help of course but it is my work.