With another exam on the horizon, I'm taking the chance to revisit an old project and in the process learn as much as possible by doing as preparation.
The 4th September came around, and I entered the doors of Antelle to be greeted by Tony, who proceeded to show me around the office, especially the tea and coffee area and my workspace. Following this brief introduction, he took me into his office and told me the broad plan for my time here, as well as my first week’s task.
A few weeks ago I had the genuine pleasure of working with an aspiring developer who joined us for a week of work experience as part of his preparation for his University travels and to help build his experience with the Umbraco CMS and the C# Language.
Lessons from learning to use Web API as part of a website
As fun as 14 hours in the Hospital was, the recovery is always so much more entertaining. Three weeks after some well-qualified men and women poked and prodded around my knee, I was back to 100%. Which means I was in a good state to take my Database Fundamentals Exam.
Moving forward as a single person instead of as a pair is going to change a few things, good and bad. Maybe I won’t have someone on the same track to bounce my crazier ideas off but, if I’m honest, I think the other workers will come to love such a charming personality spouting ridiculous ideas.
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: