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…

Journeyman Notes #2: Muzak Archives Website - The IDEA

The Idea Currently, I work for a company called Mood Media and we are the leader in the world for experience design, which means as our President puts it we 'put people in the MOOD to buy'. We consult for our clients and create extraordinary experiences for their customers. Our services include providing background music, visual solutions, scent (commercial grade air fresheners), social campaigns (we are partners with Shazaam) and A/V system design and install. Enough about what we are today, this post is about reviving the history. Mood now owns Muzak. Yes that is the the company that produced the classic muzak music that used to waft through doctors offices and elevators everywhere (even in the white house…

Finley Code #1: Music is Code

As a long-time studied musician who continues to play in local bands, I couldn't help but start the Finley Code (think of it similar to the 'Bro Code' on How I Met Your Mother) a code of my beliefs, thoughts, and discussions of music, code, the creative process and the striking parallels of creating and writing/playing music to writing code. I may also include other personal beliefs or moral ramblings from time to time. As a preface, I am still ‘new’ to the coding world as I am making a career transition. In the music world I would still be learning the acronyms for the musical staff like 'C Elvis Go Bopping Down the Freeway' for the lines on…