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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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[…]

The Making of a Portfolio

I am in a weird state right now. I have several projects to display that I have been working on over the last several months, either with a course or on my own, and I want to make a portfolio. I want to make it in WordPress because I am familiar with WordPress. I want Read more about The Making of a Portfolio[…]

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My Uncle’s New Website

Over the holidays my uncle lamented that his old HTML Angelfire website was not functioning properly on his Internet Explorer browser and that he would have to recreate it on another platform. He didn’t know that I had been taking deep dives into front-end development, and I decided this would be an interesting opportunity to work Read more about My Uncle’s New Website[…]


Confirming My Abilities in HTML and CSS

I just spent the last couple days working my way through the videos of Colt Steele’s Web Developer Bootcamp. I considered it a review but didn’t want to skip it because sometimes teachers have different methods of achieving effects and styling, and I wanted to make sure that I was with him when he got Read more about Confirming My Abilities in HTML and CSS[…]

New Territory: Creating an Apache Server

Whenever I work with the command line, it makes me feel like I just walked out an abandoned arcade in Coney Island on Mr. Robot (which I just started watching and has really drawn me in), even though I have only been deliberately learning Web Development (aside from HTML) for a few months now (as opposed Read more about New Territory: Creating an Apache Server[…]


Day 2: Code Player Challenge (JavaScript / jQuery)

Today I did the walkthrough on how to create a CodePlayer (like jsbin.com). I am proud that I got as far as I did without the walkthrough. Leading up to executing this exercise, I was a bit intimidated by the complexity, and it was true that we didn’t learn a lot of code required to Read more about Day 2: Code Player Challenge (JavaScript / jQuery)[…]

Project: The BBC Website – part 4 (html/css)

The completion of this project was anti-climactic. I was finishing up the right column and the Udemy video broke 5 minutes before completion of the final instructional video. I added the last 2 articles to the right column, did some formatting corrections without the video and then decided that it was time to move on. Read more about Project: The BBC Website – part 4 (html/css)[…]

HTML / CSS Project: The BBC Website – part 1

I’m building this: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology I buzzed through the HTML and CSS lessons on the Udemy course, because I already covered much of the information in The Odin Project. I thought it would only take a few days to build the project, which is the BBC technology webpage, but I am on day 4 with another Read more about HTML / CSS Project: The BBC Website – part 1[…]


HTML/CSS Project: The Google Homepage (Day 2 & 3)

What I’m working on in Odin Project: Course List >> Web Development 101 >> The Front End >> Project: HTML/CSS My Google Homepage Project: http://leslielello.com/html/google-homepage/index.html  The Google Homepage Project really made me wish that I had done the exercises in CodeAcademy’s HTML/CSS course beforehand. I was still struggling with the positioning a bit (especially the footer), but Read more about HTML/CSS Project: The Google Homepage (Day 2 & 3)[…]