Hi! First I just wanted to say that I look forward to your new blog! Second I wanted to ask about your web design class. What goes on in that class because I have been thinking about checking out web design.
Well, before I go into anything else, I just want to say that I’m sorry if you sent this a long time ago and I didn’t respond. I only occasionally log in to see what’s going on Flyleaf-wise. So, I’m very sorry if you didn’t get an immediate response.
Anyways, web design is situated mainly around codes. There’s two things that go into coding; HTML and CSS.
HTML is your content, what the site is made up of. Any pictures, text, audio posts, video posts, links, etc. are HTML.
Here’s what I’m talking about.
If were writing a code for a website and I was writing a paragraph, this is how I would type that into my code:
<p>My very first ever metal concert was the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish in October on 2012. It was the very first show they preformed with their new vocalist, Floor Jansen from ReVamp. It was also the day the band announced they had parted ways with Anette Olzon who replaced Tarja Turunen after being dismissed from the band in 2005. I admit that prior to Nightwish’s performance, I lost a bit of enthusiasm from the abrupt news as I was really looking forward to seeing Anette live for myself. Contrary to popular opinion, I genuinely liked Anette’s voice and I enjoyed the diverse clash between her vocals and Nightwish’s music. So, as you can imagine, I was quite bummed out about her departure. However, upon hearing Floor perform for the first time with Nightwish I had completely forgotten the events of the day and immediately fell in love with her! I especially loved her vocals on Wish I Had And Angel, Amaranth and Nemo. When the concert was done, I walked out of the venue feeling that Floor’s performance had really made up for my disappointment earlier that day. I am very happy that she is now a full-time member of the band and I can’t wait for the new material with her!</p>
The <p> is where you write your paragraphs. Also, when you’re finished writing something into a code, always remember to close it. This is how I closed my paragraph. </p> Always remember the forward slash. That will close it and it’s not just for paragraphs but links, images, audio, video, you get the point.
CSS is the layout of the site.
The layout you’re seeing(the header, sidebars, etc.)are all CSS. CSS allows you to control where everything in your layout is or how big it is such as the size and location of your headers, sidebars, the size, font and colour of your text, photo sizes, background colours, background images, etc. That’s what CSS does.
Now, keep in mind that I’m still a student. I’m only able to give you what ever info I’ve gotten from taking this class. If you are serious about looking into web design then all power to you! However, I do encourage you to start doing a little studying on web design before taking classes. Trust me, it’ll go much more smoothly if you have a basic knowledge of something before entering a class. I’m very happy that I had a basic knowledge of graphic design before I started taking my graphic design class. It’s saved me plenty of stress.
Also, if you want to start working with coding right away, there’s a program you can use called Aptana Studio 3, which is what I use on my home computer. It’s free to download. You can also use Adobe Dreamweaver(which is what we use in class)but you’ll have to buy it.
As for what “goes on” in the class, not a whole lot goes on in mine that’s worth going into a ton of detail. My instructor usually projects our class work on the wall, begins writing out codes and we follow along on our computers. Of course, he explains everything to us and makes sure we’ve got everything down before he moves on. He’s a pretty good teacher, I must say.
I know it might seem very tedious but it really isn’t once you get what’s going on. Time consuming? Yeah. Difficult? Like I said, not that much once you get the hang of it.
Wishing ya luck! :)
Before anyone screams “WHAT?!” at the top of their lungs(okay, I know this isn’t THAT big of a deal), I wanted to say something real fast.
"You don’t like Flyleaf anymore?"
"You’re getting married?"
"You have a new boyfriend?"
At this point, you’re going to Antarctica.
No. None of the above. I am moving.
When I say I’m moving, what I really mean is I’m moving my love of Flyleaf to a new blog. The blog has not been set up yet nor has it even been created yet. I intend to create this new blog at some point in the spring between school quarters.
There’s two reasons I’m waiting.
1) I don’t want to create a blog in the middle of a quarter when things are going to be pretty busy for me.
2) I want to use what I take away from my classes this quarter and apply them to this blog when I kick it off. I’m taking Graphic Design/Color Theory and Intro To Web Design.
To be fair, I will wait until I create the blog to delete this one.
Like I said, it has not even been created yet so nothing is up and running just yet.
Also, when the new blog is created, iwont-repent-fromthis(my Lacey Sturm blog)will come off hiatus.
I will leave a link to the blog 24 hours before this blog gets deleted.
Consider yourself notified.
I’ve decided that I need a hiatus from this blog.
For the past few weeks, I’ve been feeling that my love for Flyleaf has begun to descend. But this is completely normal where I feel like I don’t love a band as much as I used to and then, eventually, I love them to death again. But when I feel this dip in love for a band I blog about, continuing to run a blog begins to feel more like a chore than a passion. When it starts to feel like a chore, I don’t see a point in continuing to blog about a band that I feel less love for. Again, there’s always the possibility that my love for them will come back(it more often than not does)but as long as I don’t feel that love for a band, the most I’ll do is take a break from blogging about that band.
I have no clue how long this hiatus is gonna be. It could be a week, a month, a year, it all depends on if I begin to love Flyleaf like I used to. We’ll have to wait and see.
And yes, my Lacey blog is also gonna be on hiatus too.
I will keep active on my main blog(for those of you who follow it).
In the meantime, if you need me, I’ll be in the Delain fandom.
Until next time, folks.
Have fun, enjoy any festivities you plan to attend, and be safe! Many people get injured real bad(and sometimes killed)by fireworks so don’t screwball around with those things when you light them.
And boys, Roman Candles do not go near your crotch.
Have a good one, folks!
just dropped by to say that i reeally love your header thingy on the top of your blog :D
Thank you, Piper! :)