33% Complete with Bootcamp - Week 7 & 8 done

Can you believe it has already been 8 weeks since the start of this bootcamp? We have covered so much in such a sort time. By no means am I an expert but I think I have a solid understanding of the concepts we have discussed and it will only get better as we move through. Topics covered We have built basic websites using only HTML and made them mobile responsive using media queries; We have styled these websites using CSS style sheets; We have created websites using the Bootstrap and Materialize framework (the GIPHY site included herein); We have built a hangman game, a star wars game and a trivia game using HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, as well as Javascript…

Stars Wars game or Music Trivia Anyone? - Week 5 and 6 complete

Due to my blog recently being down I have been set back a week on posting my progress of the UT Bootcamp. So this one includes jam pack fun of both a Star Wars game and a Music Trivia Game. Both are a result of the homework completed as a part of the course. Javascript and JQuery Continued To continue on the path of working in javascript and jQuery, I have created a Star Wars RPG Game and a Music Trivia game using HTML 5, CSS, Javascript and JQuery. Star Wars RPG Game The languages used in building the Star Wars Game are HTML 5, CSS, Javascript and jQuery. Initially, I was interested in exploring the Materialize styling library (created…

Journeyman Notes #3: Finley Code was down - 502 Bad Gateway Error

Up until this point I haven't had any issues running and maintaining my blog. Well the beautiful thing about programming and technology is that you should expect something to break at some point. I finally experienced the heartache of broken things. Last Monday, when I was trying to upgrade my Ghost platform, my blog broke. Friday of last week, I finally figured out how to fix it and as such my first post back online I had to share what happened, troubleshooting and the inevitable fix. The Problem Monday, August 22nd, while running through an update of Ghost, upon completion I received a '502 Bad Gateway Error' and my site was rendered incapacitated. Disclaimer: I did use a different update…

Week 4 - Fertig! - How about some Pop Star Hangman?

Made it through week 4 of UT Coding Bootcamp and this past week was all about Javascript and jQuery. Due to the amount of homework and studying I have been doing lately, I will be relatively brief. Last post I discussed the very basics of javascript so let's briefly discuss jQuery. jQuery What is jQuery? JQuery as defined by their own website says it is a: "fast, small and feature-rich javascript library." It can be used in conjunction with javascript as it is a library, an additional tool belt if you will. One thing to note that a few people have told me is that jQuery is not used as frequently as it used to be and learning 'vanilla javasctipt',…

Week 3 - Finito! - Rock Paper Scissors Anyone?

Week 3 has concluded of the UT Bootcamp and I am still enjoying every minute. Besides the lack of sleep and the sure amount of mind-boggling information we have to take in, my mind is wide open to receive. This post includes a game...keep reading! Bootstrap Portfolio Page As week two wrapped we were asked to create a second portfolio page this time using the CSS library and pre-built framework Bootstrap. Still tweaking the video I created to put in as the header to make it responsive and making the portfolio pages link to places. Work in progress portfolio page. It is still very much a work in progress but I suppose so is life. Javascript This week we…