Baby Steps on the Path of Social Media Zen

So, as I mentioned in my last post, I’ve started the path of studying coding–HTML to start. Now on the other footing, I’ve begun working with this app, WordPress. It’s not that I’ve never had a WordPress account, but this is the first time that I’m going to try to develop an understanding of the Social Media apps that I’m working with.

So what’s happened so far is that I’ve written my first post earlier and I had some difficulty already using Chrome to add images. Apparently there is more love for Safari than Chrome while using WordPress on a Mac. The other thing that took me forever to deal with were the text widgets.

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Seriously, I’m going to have to say FML.  This was beyond annoying to get rid of. If you still find it popping up on my site, please let me know. I do believe I’ve killed them, but they keep coming back like those insatiable zombies in every single horror 3PS.

As you can imagine, it’s the barest of challenges in terms of technological paradoxes, but here I’m stumbling on the cookie crumbs. I’m going to stay optimistic and believe that I can push that past into a memory. Only to be a remembrance captured here in my initial baby steps.

Social J, Coding Neophyte Extrodinaire, embarks on the Coding Adventure

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This blog is designed with a few purposes in mind for you (the percusory audience) and for me–This blog is an entry into my goal of developing three things:

  • Ability to code from ground up–starting with HTML 5 and CSS.
  • Learning how to use Social Media beyond just posting on FB or Twitter for the purpose of making it part of my work life.
  • Exploring how to write about my adventure and hopefully make some fellow adventurers along the way.

As such, today, I’ve enrolled in three classes on edX:

  1. HTML5 Introduction
  2. HTML5 Part 1: HTML5 Coding Essentials and Best Practices
  3. HTML5 Part 2: Advanced Techniques for Designing HTML5 Apps

Now, before we go any further, I want to say that I’m not starting off completely ignorant of HTML. I studied HTML before going to college, but that was years ago and was way before HTML 5. I think that doesn’t quite make me a Front End Web Dev or anything though. It really just makes me one of those Free Website kiddies that put up poorly crafted Microsoft Paint images with a few lines of HTML that if clicked on, read, “New Content Coming soon!!!” That is until they took down the servers and then it became all but a memory.

In the following posts, I will track my progress as I develop my HTML coding skills as well as insights into the world of Social Media development. If you are on a similar path, chime in and lets see how we can learn from each other.

Till next time,

Social J

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