The Finley Code #2: Building a webpage is like transcribing a solo!

Week 2 of Html and CSS is officially done (just with week 2 not learning about the intricacies of Html and CSS, that is on-going;) and we have now started into the world of Javascript, but JS will come in a later post. For now HTML and CSS. Portfolio building and musical transcription Our first homework assignment found us designing a portfolio page all from scratch by following image examples from the course. We were tasked with creating three pages: An about me page - including a bio and profile picture A portfolio page - using images and banners over the image A contact page - using forms Since it was built from scratch it was quite an experience tweaking…

Problem Solving is The Name of the Game

My first official post stemming from pure bafflement. You know when everything is going swimmingly and then all of sudden it isn't and you feel like this: (I mean I guess we may all feel fine if we were Ryan Gossling, but I digress) Tonight when working on my homework assignment for Bootcamp, I realized that my code for my webpage wasn't loading changes I had made in the browser and yes I did save my code and then reload in my browser. I am sure it is a simple fix (it usually is) but for sake of the exercise I am going to blog as I am working through this (yes a live blog of sorts:). The Issue: My…

1st Week of Bootcamp Complete!!

Week 1 of coding bootcamp down! The experience has been amazing. Great people, amazing teachers, and a wonderful environment. I feel it in my bones that I have made the right choice. There are so many opportunities to get your hands dirty and code, which in this field is key. Friday night I completed the first easier homework assignment, which was working with containers. See the code pen below. I encourage you to look at the code and play with it. That is the only way to learn! See the Pen Bootcamp_1.2_Container Assignment by Nigel Finley (@Nfinleymusic) on CodePen. In order to 'commit' what I have learned to memory (remember the earlier git pun?), I wanted to…

UT Bootcamp - Day 1

Day one of UT Bootcamp has come and gone and it was a success. The jitters of day one anxiety and first impressions have passed so now we can get to the real stuff - web development. The intro class was broken down into a few parts: Introduction of Instructors: Career Director: Jeremy Bergeron Academic Director: Ahmed Haque Instructor: Brian Doyal TA's: Josue Plaza and Gabe Levasseur Introduction of Students Terminal and HTML overview Why Web Development? This was the big question our Career Director, Jeremey Bergeron, asked during his welcome message..."Why Web Development and Why Are You Here?" This struck a chord with me because I think development and programming careers can be chosen for the wrong reasons.…

UT Bootcamp Pre-work

It is almost that time. Probably one the most exciting journeys in my life is about to start...UT BOOT CAMP. Less than 24 hours and counting. Why blog about class? It seems like every podcast I listen to where the host asks the guest what advice they have about retaining content and their answer - to blog. Secondly, as my new bootcamp instructor, Jeff Pinkston recently told me: "Re-transcribing them [notes] pretty much committed them [notes] to memory (git commit pun term not actually intended)." So in an effort to re-transcribe my notes and document my weekly classes from the UT boot camp, this will serve as my the first post of (hopefully) many to show and "commit to…