Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Computer Programming I - Term Project

I just completed my first computer programming class, 1 of a series of 3. The term project for the class was to create the game of bluff (liar's dice) using everything we had learned throughout the semester. I was determined (and ultimately successful i think) to make the program bullet-proof. I learned so much in the process that I thought I would share my solution.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

CSS Tutorial Example

I developed the website http://www.greekink.com/ for the architectural firm I work for several years ago using flash. I am starting to come to the realization that flash has several disadvantages. Ultimately I'd like to be able to offer a non-flash site that would not change the layout, user interface, or backend XML system. So I took it upon myself to learn a little CSS and HTML.

I always learn best by example, so when I found this tutorial I dove right in. Although it was not up-to-date as the author states up front, it was very helpful in understanding basic CSS. I had a lot of trouble getting the navigation of the menu to work properly from his code, and he did not provide all of the necessary images. I was able to figure out how to make it work so I am posting this link to the example I created and this link to the CSS file so others can learn as I did. Feel free to raid the images I used as well.

Good Luck!

Welcome to The Newb Blog

Welcome to "The Newb Blog", I am a "Newb" myself because I don't consider myself an expert at anything in particular. My interests range anywhere from architecture (my profession for over 12 years) to 3D modeling (a passion) to computer programming (my current academic pursuit). I plan to share with you my experiences and discoveries as I expand my horizons.

I have always benefited from scouring the cornucopia of forums and blogs scattered throughout the Internet, so please feel free to ask questions or enlighten me by commenting (politely please) on any topic. I will try to reply promptly.