Wednesday, August 23, 2006

HTML Class

I started an online HTML class through PCC last week. Today we wrote our second simple web page using Notepad and HTML.

I never would have thought I'd be doing this! It's intimidating, but most of the stuff we've talked about so far I'm pretty comfortable with. I'm so used to being able to see what my creations look like as I make them, but this is so much different. You can try to imagine what the web page will look like as you type simple black code on a white screen, but it's hard for me to do right now. I find myself getting antsy, waiting to test my page in the browser window to see how the combinations work together.

3 comments:

Martha said...

how cool! I find it very inspiring that you are taking this class. Good way to boost your resume and your self esteem. :-)

Carlos said...

Brat,

3 lifetimes ago (well it certainly has felt like that), I felt the same way that you do now.

By the time that I was introduced to HTML, I was already proficient with Photoshop, Illustrator, and PageMaker and I found it very intimidating to be doing "coding" of any kind (I thought that computer dudes that did programming were math majors and I was terrified of math).

Not only that, it seemed "sterile" to me and not artistic at all.

With that being said, it does get better and concepts that seem to be really difficult now will start making sense and they'll eventually seem trivial down the road.

Martha said...

Every time I come to your blog and see the last headline I think maybe you have taken your newfound html skills and created some fantastic website and moved your blog there, but didn't tell me about it!