So as much art as I do, work is coding, line after line. Sometimes I am doing the fun stuff(at least to me) and really impacting the look, feel and handling of a website. CSS, HTML, Jquery, they all sing to some small part of me, and inspire, no DRIVE me to learn and explore.
It’s almost like a game, I know the defined limits and parameters of my space, and I know some of the tools I have to tackle it with, so I get to jump in get dirty and poke around. I know it may not be a very normal or structured method to development, but it is what I do. Working isn’t all coding either, I still do the graphic design for whatever project I may be tasked with as well, then I code it…
Well sometimes this backfires, Design something cool, test it in a template, blow the boss’s socks off, get approval, return to my desk and go.. “Ah shit…”
My knowledge of php is growing but still limited, well let’s define it a bit better… My knowledge of Server side processes is limited, there that works. I come up with a beautiful, simple, and easy to use layout to browse some real estate listings, I test it: Works, boss loves it. Sit down and build all the pieces I can, dragging in strings, posting information to the client.. then I get to adding the google map bit.
Ever been in a conversation where You KNOW you are speaking the same language, but you have no clue whats going on? That was me…
Just open my skull and cram the knowledge in.
- Applying jQuery to control div’s css height Novice jQuery (stackoverflow.com)
- JQuery Performance Tips Cheat Sheet (dumitruglavan.com)