Tutorial Hell

The Dante-esque rings of tutorial hell are slowly making their boundaries known. It's been easy, as a freshly certified front-end web developer, to find comfort and safety in tutorials, free code camps, basic how-to videos, and super cheap boot camp courses. Having a full-time job whilst attempting a career switch also make tutorials an attractive [...]

X Days of Code: No. 3 — A Product Landing Page

Last week I completed Project 3 in Freecode Camp's curriculum. I definitely over-thought this process, trying to be cool and doing more than what I knew how to do. The objective was to create a simple product landing page with key objectives, including: a top navigation that remains visible while scrolling,three navigation items that link [...]

X Days of Code No. 1 – a tribute

The first project in the FreeCode Camp Responsive Web certification section was to create a tribute page with a responsive image. Simple enough, right? Basic HTML and CSS. Except I struggled for a hot minute and then some. I totally farted on how to set up my HTML document. I know. It's terrible! After looking [...]

Creative Energy in Unexpected Places

I never anticipated building relationships with the parents of my childhood friends. And yet, here I am, in my early thirties with two surrogate father figures who I adore and am grateful for. Funny how small this world is, and funnier that life unravels in this way. Funnier still that both of these people are [...]

X Days of Code

...because #100DaysofCode feels inadequate for my purposes or… rather, since I don't code every day, using that designation seems unfair, hence the nondescript, non-committal "X Days of Code." Maybe someone can argue otherwise for me. After a few months of not coding since receiving my Front End Web Developer nanodegree from Udacity (I know, I [...]

18 Things from 2018

We're already three days into 2019. It already feels like it's going too fast. Just the other day I was making Pigs in a Blanket using homemade gluten free dough and a broken, broil-only toaster oven. I took those said Piggies to a friend's place, indulging in said food and more for the New Year [...]