The horrors of browser compatibility

Published by Joe on Oct 16, 2015 at 13:00pm


We had stumbled into the trap of browser compatibility. There was a problem with our main body of the website, we wanted a specific effect, as we were replicating the exact layout of the website that we were updating. The desired effect was one of a purple rectangle, inside that, a white rectangle, slightly smaller, and inside that, another purple rectangle to be the main body content, once again, slightly smaller. To achieve this look we created the first purple rectangle, then another purple rectangle, smaller than the first with a white border. To do this, we used this kind of layout:

Colour Picker and Wordsearch Generation

Published by Ben on Oct 16, 2015 at 10:33am

It’s been 4 weeks since the last blog post and we've been busy again.  

I've completed two projects over that period in between pluralsight sessions in preparation for my first run at a Microsoft Exam.  A Wordsearch generator and a neat little colour picker.

Consuming APIs and Martial Arts of Databases

Published by Ben on Oct 4, 2015 at 13:52pm

It’s been a while, since then quite a bunch has happened.  Let’s start with the good stuff.  Our latest Web Design task was to create something “cool”.  This something cool had a few conditions, the first was that it had to make use of an API, the other condition was it had to consume data from an Endpoint.

One month in

Published by Joe on Sept 21, 2015 at 11:00am

So it’s the fourth week that I’ve been working with Antelle, the past 4 weeks seem to have gone by in a flash of HTML, CSS and JavaScript. In the three weeks since I last posted a lot has happened in regards to training, much has been learned, and I feel like I’m settling down into the office and getting used to the environment.

Pluralsight and Javascript

Published by Ben on Sept 21, 2015 at 10:17am

Since the last blog post things have definitely moved quickly again.  It’s been just over two weeks and the pace has slowed slightly since last time.  We had another task and another deadline.  Similar to being thrown at HTML and CSS with our responsive design templates we were set for a crash course in JavaScript in order to validate an HTML form.  Most of this was simply checking if there was indeed something written in some text boxes.

Straight In

Published by Ben on Sept 3, 2015 at 12:02pm

Here we are, employed and ready to train.  Writing a blog so that if everything goes as well as hoped, two more trainees will get to read these ramblings either as inspiration or maybe I will look back in a few months and end up deciding I was hopeless and wonder how I got anywhere.

Week One, Maiden blog post, Joe

Published by Joe on Sept 3, 2015 at 9:00am

This will be my introductory blog post describing my experiences of the first week of training. I’m Joe, one of the new trainees at Antelle. I have just finished sixth form where I studied Maths, Geography and Business Studies, and I am now beginning on the journey of becoming a Software Developer.

Antelle Academy - the Vision (assuming the plan works)

Published by Tony on Aug 17, 2015 at 11:02am

Like most plans - very few survive being put into action.  Whilst the beginning and end points hopefully remain intact the  bits in the middle are usually up for grabs the moment a project starts.  The plan with our trainees is I'm pretty sure going to be the same, a moving feast of figuring out what works and what doesn't but we do have a couple of goals we are aiming for.