Been working with numerous things lately. I sure wish I had more time to commit to testing and learning. My 2 biggest tasks have been fixing my main site, PCPrime. I wasn’t happy with my links and that caused a few problems.
The biggest problem I ran into was displaying black links on white background and vice versa depending on the area of the page. This lead me to CSS Style Sheets. Yes, I know they have been around for awhile but I never actually had to create one from scratch before. I know just enough HTML to be dangerous. Now, I get to add CSS to my repetoire.
To learn CSS I found a simple tuturial in PDF that I printed and read by the pool…twice. Yep, the first time I went to use my new found knowledge I came up empty. In fact, for the life of me I just couldn’t figure out what I was doing wrong. I use Dreamweaver and instead of just plain coding. I’m thinking that had something to do with it. In any event, earlier this week I finally fixed it.
My second goal was to learn how to use RVSitebuilder. It is a simple to use program to create websites. It comes free with many webhosting plans, including my own. Well, I am getting married in 2 months and we decided to do a website. I also figured this was a great opportunity for me to learn the program. The site is www.benandchin.com. Still not complete but getting there. Unfortunately, I don’t think a true WYSIWYG editor exists for websites. I ran into several instances where I deleted code that was already there and when I went to put in my own code, it looked funny.
Well, once the site is complete I plan to shift focus back to web designing. I can edit websites but creating them from scratch would be nice thing to try. There is plenty of info on the web to read up on.
Apart from that, I have put my virtualization research on hold as I have learned what I needed to at this time. There is always more to learn but I needed to shift focus to projects that were more directly related to actual computer work that I have coming in.
Lastly, I will be moving! I am currently a “southsider” in Austin, TX. Technically, I will remain a southsider but will be moving to the South Congress (SoCo) area. Which is much closer to downtown than my current location (Brodie.)