HTML & CSS from the beginning – week 0

I’ve expressed interest in a Peer 2 Peer University course, and Jamie Curle, the guy running the course, has asked potential participants to write two blog posts as a pre-requisite task that will help him to identify suitable candidates. This is necessary, because there are 20 places in this course, but around 60 people have expressed interest.

So, these next two posts are make or break moments for me. Will I have what it takes? What exactly will it take? I have no clue really – I’ll just do my best to be honest and try and inject a bit of me into my writing. The course is, as the title of this post suggests, about HTML and CSS coding -something I’ve become increasingly interested in over the past couple of years. My first task is to do as follows:

I want you to rate yourself on a scale of 0-10 where 0 is ‘none at all’ and 10 is ‘lots and lots’ on the following questions.

  • I understand html – 5
  • I understand the concepts behind HTML – 5
  • I understand how to view the source of web pages – 3
  • I understand how to structure a HTML document correctly -2
  • I understand the anatomy of a html tag – 2
  • I understand how to use the right tag for the right purpose – 2
  • I understand the difference between classes and id’s – 0
  • I understand what makes a good class name and a good id – 0
  • I can ‘think in html’ – 0
  • I understand css – 0
  • I understand the concepts behind CSS – 0
  • I understand how to view the source of CSS documents – 0
  • I understand the best method to attach CSS to a HTML document in any given context – 0
  • I understand how to apply style rules to a HTML document – 0
  • I understand the general syntax of CSS – 0
  • I understand the basic CSS selectors – 0
  • I understand the advanced CSS selectors – 0
  • I understand how different browsers interpret CSS – 0
  • I can ‘think’ in CSS – 0
  • I am able to bend spoons with my mind – Can’t everyone?
  • I understand the quirkiness of browsers – 4
  • I am motivated to learn – 10
  • I am enjoying myself – 10

Now, in our current education system, I’m pretty sure my responses would equate to a ‘you are not a suitable candidate’. But in the Peer 2 Peer University system, I’m hedging my bets that my final two responses hold a fair bit of weight. I’m hoping so anyway.

So, Jamie, part one completed. While I’m on a roll, I just may leap into part two.

Stay tuned…

4 Comments

Filed under Uncategorized

4 responses to “HTML & CSS from the beginning – week 0

  1. Pingback: xhtml css templates – HTML & CSS from the beginning – week 0 | Lucacept – intercepting … | XHTML CSS - Style sheet and html programming tutorial and guides

  2. Hi, I created a forum for our group so we can all introduce ourselves in there, I think its easier than checking everyones blogs and leaving comments somewhere in the blog. Also I dont have an e-mail list, so you can e-mail me back camus.00@gmail.com and tell me what you think about the blog idea.

    blog’s url at:

    http://discussions.zoho.com/html-and-css-group4

  3. James Hudson

    Hi Jenny
    Nice to hear from you and I am also looking forward to this course.
    I work in TV commercials and am based in Sweden but in my spare time I have been learning how to build websites so this course is another learning curve for me.
    I am not much of a blogger so sorry for my blog being rather empty. Next week I intend to fill it in a bit as I will have some more time.
    James

  4. Hello Jenny, thanks for your comment!

    I’m a multimedia designer from Florida. I’m interested in this course because I’m actually self taught in web design and would like to make sure my foundational knowledge is correct as well as learn new things!

    Nice to meet you,
    Justine

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s