March 2, 2013
Sawyer McFarland. The book provides a gentle introduction to
book does not provide any assignments or homework, but does include a
tutorial for nearly every new concept introduced. I think the
tutorials hand-hold too much, so I try to solve them without looking
at the step-by-step instructions first.
events I have learned from the book.
I have begun to piece together some of the CSS3 and HTML5 elements that I
have learnt so far into my blog. The best way to retain a new skill is to
use it, so I have applied some of these tags to my site. The old articles
have been moved to an archive.
The new site is pretty ugly, but it showcases some of the things that
CSS3 and HTML5 can do. The gradient, in particular, is done entirely in
CSS3 and do not require any images. Microsoft offers a
CSS gradient background selector. I used that tool to create the
gradients for my HTML tag, and my NAV tag for the navigation at the top right of the page.
Since the last update I have taken and passed the Microsoft 70-480 exam. My desired
goal is programming for the web, Windows 8, and Windows Mobile. My next
target is the MCSD: Windows Store Apps using C#, and then MCSD: Web Applications.