Thanks all who came to the Halloween class! I know you have a lot going on with your other classes, and with life in general, and probably Halloween in particular, so it is an honor to have you show up for an "optional" class about I subject I love.
Today we did some CSS layout exercises. We started with an undecorated sample resume (http://bit.ly/1dUTtzy) and over the course of the class we used the plunkr environment to turn it into something that looked decent. We worked with CSS properties like font-size, font-weight, text-align, margin-bottom, margin-top, margin-left, margin-right and a few other things. We discussed the difference between using "em" and "px" for setting the font size and we create an anchor that used an "email href". There are many ways to do the same thing and we did a couple of small experiments to demonstrate that.
The homework assignment is to use the same CSS techniques we practiced in class to make the U.S. Constitution have a nice presentation. The link to the homework is below:
Doing this work should help cement the concepts and techniques we went through in class. Please post a link to your plunkr solution here on the blog. If you missed class, try to do it anyway. We're here to help...and remember you can always GTS!
Today we handed out a few $1 bills for laughs. Who knows, maybe next class I'll hand out $5 bills. Let you classmates who have been ditching class know they may not only be missing out on learning so lucrative skills, but they may be missing out on cash prizes ;)
I really love programming and development of all kinds (web, server, embedded systems). It is a lot of fun once you get going with it and people actually pay you good money to do it! Pretty fricking amazing! Anyway, love having you come to class and hope to see you all really develop your developer chops over the next couple months.
Have a great weekend!