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May 4, 2015
Week 15 – finishing everything up

I think everything has pretty much come together for my site. I’ve gotten my contact form to work and all of my portfolio pieces are up, along with all of my blog posts. I learned a lot about using wordpress to put a site together as well as setting up a database and finding a […]

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April 27, 2015
Week 14 – host problems

Since the site has been up I have been having problems with it randomly not showing up when people have tried to access it. I contacted the host and they told me it looked like a problem with my local DNS settings, though I’m not convinced that’s the problem because multiple people have been having […]

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April 27, 2015
Week 13 – More mobile updates

The site is now working for an iPad and on the phones. At first it wasn’t showing up on the phone correctly, but I discovered I had put in a tag in the wrong place that was connected to the responsive menu. Once I moved the tag to the correct place everything worked fine. Plus […]

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April 17, 2015
Week 12- making it mobile

Still haven’t figured out the contact form, but I have to move on to making the site work on mobile devices. First up is getting it to work on an iPad. It’s simply a matter of changing the CSS, which hasn’t been a big issue so far. I just simply took out much of the […]

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April 17, 2015
Week 11 – filling out the forms

Now that the site is up I am attempting to put in a contact form that is supposed to just work I suppose, however it has not done so for me. So it’s time to figure out what is going on.

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April 15, 2015
Week 10 – going live

With Spring Break over I’ve managed to get my site up and running on the internet. Everything seemed to be going fine, except the website occasionally with decide it’s not going to load and there doesn’t seem to be any reason why. Just something more to look into I guess.

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March 16, 2015
Week 8 – Social Media

I’m not as active on social media as I should be, but I do like to spend time on Deviant Art and would like to post some of my random sketches that I make if only to have a backup copy somewhere and not things just floating around on a piece of paper. However, I’m not […]

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March 1, 2015
Week 7 – Dissecting my site

While converting my site to WordPress it’s kind of strange to cut out a bunch of the code that I put in there just to replace it with something else. But so far my site is still working so there’s that.

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February 17, 2015
Week 6 – WordPress

I found this link to help people setting up a WordPress site. It’s called WPbeginners and it has tons of articles on how to achieve different things with your site. Though I haven’t started on my WordPress site just yet I’m hoping that this site will be helpful, if not immediately, then sometime in the future.

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February 16, 2015
Week 5- Static site

My static site is continuing to move along. Got my image place holders in and everything seems to be linked correctly. I still need to incorporate fancybox for my large portfolio images. I’m sure something will crop up that will need to be fixed though, but hopefully it won’t be too difficult. Here is the […]

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February 12, 2015
Week 4 – moving along

At first I wasn’t sure if I would remember how to put even some static web pages together, but after a lot of reading through w3schools website I was able to get a decent handle of HTML and CSS again. It’s amazing how easy it is to forget how everything works with web pages if […]

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February 12, 2015
Week 3 – Learning everything all over again

After a year and a half of not touching or even looking at HTML code I have had to dive into it all and try to remember how it all works again. I’m sure glad google is around to help out! Plus there is so much to put together, hopefully I can get everything working […]

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January 20, 2015
Web 2 Site Research

Some inspirational sites: http://www.sagmeisterwalsh.com/ – Interesting home page that uses an image of their office that is updated daily. The design page of their work examples is also nice. http://thesearethings.com/ – Fun illustrations and nice colors. Good use of parallax scrolling. http://grovemade.com/ – Attractive large images at the top of the site showcasing their products. Employee pictures are […]

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