Betwixt Code and Music

The Iron Yard - Day 05

September 01, 2015

JavaScript

Solidly into week 2 now and things got real. Our JavaScript assignment was pretty straightforward, and I had no issue getting that done. We had to make a table in HTML with some answers to JavaScript questions that Aaron provided to us. My version of the assignment ended up looking very nice. I learned some nifty things about using tables in HTML. Thankfully I have studied a decent amount of JavaScript to prepare for the course. It does tend to make sense to me overall.

html-letters-melting

Our other assignment has me twisted in knots. It deals with using forms in HTML, just like the little buttons a user will push or the checkboxes you see on a website. I have the page looking mostly right except a few elements just will not go into the correct place. I could only get about 60% of the way through the homework before I had to sleep. Hopefully this is a situation where things will just click when I approach it again in a bit.

Apparently, radio buttons and their text are nonsense to my brain on a Monday evening. I will have to work overtime to be able to get those up and running!

Breaks are helpful, I am finding. Occasionally you just have to get up and take a walk outside for a few minutes. In fact, your brain is still turning that problem round and round to work on it. Many times I have sat back down and busted out some serious problem-solving skills. Waking up and coding is just as beneficial.

Time to head to Day-06! Woot!


Michael D. Mathew.

Written by Mike Mathew who lives and works in Dallas building useful things. Sometimes he tweets.