I was able to recover most of my images, except for the ones for one post, which is really too bad. Because they were hilarious screenshots of some really crappy HTML code and I don’t have access to it any more. Oh well.
It’s been a slow couple of weeks at work, so I’ve spent a lot of time reading and learning new stuff. Sometimes, when I read other blogs, I realize how much stuff there is out there that I don’t know anything about, or how I’ve fallen behind in some area (looking at you, responsive images). It’s hard being a developer and not spending 100% of my “at-work” time developing; I do a lot of graphic and web design at work there and on the side.
Anyway, this all got me thinking about the whole reason I started writing: To help people who are just getting started as developers.
I volunteer a lot. I love working with nonprofits. One of my favorites is Girl Develop It, and I’m pretty active in the GDI Raleigh-Durham chapter. One of the things I enjoy the most is being a Teacher’s Assistant at their HTML/CSS classes. I’m a strong believer that you learn a whole lot by teaching, so I feel like I always get something out of it.
But I also realize, every time, that an 8-hour intensive course is not really all that much, even for an intro course; that there are a lot of concepts that we kind of gloss over in order to cover as many bases as possible during that limited time.
So I figured I could write some short articles here to help fill the gaps from those classes. And that’s kind of how it started, but then I just started writing about all the new stuff I was doing, kind of neglecting my original vision.
I just had that realization, literally 20 minutes ago. So, going forward, I’ll make more of an effort to stick to that original plan. And maybe start telling people about this blog. Because, like, nobody knows about it.