This is me now. #HackOn
I had the opportunity to put on my ‘hacker hat’ today and attempted a non-threatening hack of an important individuals Twitter post. Of course, I didn’t really hack the Twitter post; but I was able to use my web browser to edit the underlying code and make it appear as if I did. To do this I had to install FirebugLite. Overall, I really enjoyed working through this task. Here is a screenshot of what I was able to do.
I have completed my HTML and CSS course. I had a great start with these two foundational web development course. I have built and rebuilt HTML and CSS documents, which I call my own. Now I am moving forward with launching my own website.
I made a list of domain names that I thought were catchy and purposed them to my mentor. After debating for a couple of days we decided it was best to go with the ‘easy to remember name.’ Drum roll…. http://www.momcoder.com is the winning domain name. I went with godaddy.com for the domain and web host.
This video will help you understand what happens when you search for a domain. DNS explained “Did you know the Internet used a phone book?” “skillcrush”
I still can not believe everything that I have learned with Skillcrush in just 3 weeks. Stay tuned for my soon to be awesome website and get your #HackOn
This week I have been coding using CSS. I have learned how to change font- family, color, background, add links and images to my website. Those were the simple things. I wanted to go the extra mile and took it upon myself to learn how to create navigation bar ;).
At the beginning of the week I was having a hard time understanding some properties of CSS. It took me two days before anything actually made sense. I’m pretty sure it was because my 8 month old daughter is crawling now – at least that is my excuse and I am sticking to it. I realize this is just the first of many more challenges to come. I have to keep reminding myself that “I’m learning a new language”.
Class & Id’s along with floating are by far the most complicated CSS commands. However, I have met some great classmates on Mightybell that help me out if I get stuck. For the record I did get them to work. It just took me longer than I had hoped.:)
cross browser say what? #geektalk
Boiler plates over here, boiler plates over there…. aaahhh! One of my many assignment this week was to fix a ‘cross browser’ issue. To do this I was provided a Cross-browser boilerplate and told to add it to my code. If any issues arose I had to fix them. #troubleshooting already are we?
My thoughts on CSS thus far are.
CSS is cool but it’s mean. I have a love/hate relationship with it and as my instructor at Skillcrush.com said “CSS…It’s complicated”!
Finally, I wanted to share a great article on “which programming language you should learn first”.
Okay guys this is where I start speaking in geek. If that is not trending yet; it will be!
One of my assignments this week was to download two types of boilerplates. One is for HTML and the other for CSS. The next task was to install shiftedit.net. This is a live editor, which means I am able to see what the website looks like while I am coding .
I chose shiftedit because it is compatible with my Google chromebook. My mentor @sorriv recommended the Chromebook for programming. I save the code to my Google drive and that gives me the ability to code wherever I go. #awesomesauce
I have also taken an HTML quiz which I scored 100% on!
My very own website is in the making. Coded by me, myself, and I! Right now I’m going back in forth using html and css. I love being able to design and create a site that I can call my own.
If coding interest you I highly recommend using Skillcrush. Here are some of their perks..
- Skill crush uses Mightybell as the “chat room” to connect everyone taking this course. (I am in the Web Development Blueprint.)
- I have met people from all over the world taking this course.
- A few classmates who are also SAHM!
- We get to discuss class material and make post using <code>.
- Last but not least they put together a spotify music playlist to listen to while you code. Hacker style;)
I use W3Schools.com as well, they provide a ton of free information.
So everyone I am off to “my happy place”.
I have found a “new love”.
It’s name is code.
It is addicting.
I am becoming a Geekette!
Let me leave you with a short history lesson of the very first geekette.
The Forgotten Female Programmers Who Created Modern Tech