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Amazon.com UX Teardown

I am working my way through Viking Code School‘s preparatory curriculum for their software engineering program. (And yes, I am doing Skillcrush, too. Working on both curriculums concurrently). One of the assignments from Viking Code School’s preparatory coursework is to do a website teardown of a major site (they offer a choice of three) and I Read more about Amazon.com UX Teardown[…]

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Filezilla Alternatives for FTP and Why You Should Use Them

About a year ago I was researching why my computer was not acting properly and came across some information about Filezilla, which I had downloaded a few months prior. I’m not going to get into the nitty-gritty here, but here a summary is some information that I found: FileZilla without the Spyware This week I Read more about Filezilla Alternatives for FTP and Why You Should Use Them[…]

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8 Reasons why I Chose Skillcrush WordPress Blueprint

Last week I wrote that I was debating between focusing my studies on JavaScript vs. WordPress and PHP. I have chosen to do the Skillcrush WordPress Blueprint and my next course. Here are my reasons: I am very familiar with WordPress, cPanel, SQL, the Dashboard and all things related to WordPress, from using as a Read more about 8 Reasons why I Chose Skillcrush WordPress Blueprint[…]

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On the Fence: Choosing Between PHP / WordPress and JavaScript

Now that I have completed a few courses focusing on JavaScript and one focusing on WordPress / PHP, I feel that there is a fork in the road in terms of where I should put most of my energy. I have gotten well beyond the phase of learning code just to have a peek into Read more about On the Fence: Choosing Between PHP / WordPress and JavaScript[…]

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Certificate and Review: Chris Dixon’s WordPress Theme Academy with Bootstrap

I thought I had reviewed Chris Dixon’s WordPress Theme Academy but I think I just mentioned it in another post. I actually finished this course a while ago and selected it after being left undecided about what to study next after abandoning (or putting on hold) WatchAndCode.com.   The Review To get a sense of Read more about Certificate and Review: Chris Dixon’s WordPress Theme Academy with Bootstrap[…]

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PHP not Refreshing in Your Browser? Solution – Clear The Cache

Have you been working with PHP using MAMP/WAMP and made changes to your code but did not see those changes on the page? The solution may be to clear the cache. This was happening to me a lot and I thought it was an issue with my browser or computer. I almost quit working with Read more about PHP not Refreshing in Your Browser? Solution – Clear The Cache[…]

Watch And Code for More JavaScript

In the Slack group for the YelpCamp class I took (the best one by far so far, which was primarily Express, MongoDB and Node.js), a fellow classmate was talking about how impressed he was with the course he was taking at WatchandCode.com to really get to the fundamentals of JavaScript. Since I am still very much Read more about Watch And Code for More JavaScript[…]

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WordPress Theme From HTML

Since completing YelpCamp, I decided to start another Udemy course that taught me how to create a site in Bootstrap (which I already knew how to do) and then walked me through how to convert it to WordPress. The course used the same Bootstrap layout for all students and I did not personalize it because Read more about WordPress Theme From HTML[…]

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Certificate and Review: Colt Steele’s Web Development Bootcamp (Udemy)

I know that sometimes certificates don’t accurately represent proficiency in a subject, especially with something like web development, but I like posting them when I get them, especially when the course took several weeks to complete. Here is my latest certificate! This one is from Colt Steele’s Web Development Bootcamp (Udemy): My Review of Colt Read more about Certificate and Review: Colt Steele’s Web Development Bootcamp (Udemy)[…]

Time to Leave my Cave and Start Meeting People

Most of my life my socializing has been centered around the entertainment industry. This was especially true when I lived in Los Angeles. These days I have enjoyed being in a quieter space, but perhaps committing to learning on the computer every day has made me too comfortable with sitting in front of a screen. Read more about Time to Leave my Cave and Start Meeting People[…]