Fang Talks

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23 05 11


No, this isn’t a post about specific sites. This is a post about how we look at them.

Most people, when they see a site, don’t even bother thinking about what’s behind it and how it’s all made and everything. Just clickity-click, go here and there, etc.
Some people look at sites and think “wow, that looks pretty cool” or “meh, could be better”.

Let me tell you this: now that I got back into webdev I’m somethinges “wow”-ing at simple things. Well, mostly on things I made myself.

A few days back, I learned how to dynamicaly calculate and adjust the width of an element using JavaScript. When I see something similar on a site I’m like “meh”, but after seeing what I created I was like “OH MY GOD IT’S ACTUALLY WORKING! LOOK AT HOW AWESOME IT IS!”. I almost spazzed out at that point, but I then realised that it’s kind of basic. )’:

But yeah, making websites yourself really changes the way you look at them. If you ever have a boring vacation, and have no idea what to do, you should try webdesign! Start with the basics, HTML and CSS, and once you got those down, go try JavaScript.

Talking about JavaScript, I really should seriously start learning it, too. I picked up a few things along the way, but some things still dazzle my mind. Guess that all comes with practice. For now, I should focus on finishing the basic design, and seeing if I can implent it into my blog.

Have a nice day folks,
~ Fang


  • 24/05/2011 (6:23 PM)

    Cool stuff :)

  • 24/05/2011 (2:57 PM)


  • 24/05/2011 (1:23 PM)

    When you get serious, get a copy of dreamweaver… it makes doing whole site development EASY.

  • 24/05/2011 (1:13 PM)

    im terrible at coding, i literally have no idea what im doing

  • 24/05/2011 (12:33 PM)

    i like it

  • 24/05/2011 (11:49 AM)

    very true

  • 24/05/2011 (10:57 AM)

    we tackled webdesign back in high school, but just the basics. since then, i’ve always wanted to learn more about it, but never really had the time to.

  • 24/05/2011 (7:12 AM)

    meh, could be better

  • 24/05/2011 (6:08 AM)

    Oh so true. We only see the “finished product” but we don’t see how it is made.. I actually have an easy time editing my html codes in my Blogger blog.. but only the basics. I still have a lot to learn about CSS and Javascripts and such..

    Followed you, btw. :)

  • 24/05/2011 (5:00 AM)

    I used to run/maintain a website, and you’re absolutely right. There’s so much that people don’t realize is behind the scenes of a site.

  • 24/05/2011 (4:49 AM)

    I agree with Merc. BTW…I made you new blog of the day.

  • 24/05/2011 (4:26 AM)

    love your blog fang!
    i suck at computer stuff all i do is guess and it works lol

  • 24/05/2011 (4:12 AM)

    I want to learn HTML. (Yup, I’m a noob)

  • Ada
    24/05/2011 (2:02 AM)

    I’m at the CSS stage right now and it’s fun and annoying at the same time. :|

  • G
    23/05/2011 (11:04 PM)

    I love the power of CSS

  • 23/05/2011 (9:34 PM)

    it always sounded complicated to me.

  • 23/05/2011 (8:57 PM)

    I spent a summer intensively learning HTML and CSS, and at the end I could only do the most basic of things.
    Computer programming is almost learning a new language. It’s frustrating.
    I don’t think that I would be able to handle doing that for a living.

  • 23/05/2011 (8:55 PM)

    nah i don’t do that. If it’s a good site i know there was alot of work put into it.. but if it looks shitty then it definitly didn’t

  • 23/05/2011 (8:18 PM)

    I’ve always wanted to, but laziness is stopping me

  • 23/05/2011 (8:15 PM)

    It’s true. I have no idea what goes into actually making a site work.

  • 23/05/2011 (8:12 PM)

    I’ve tried to learn some Javascript before but I’m not a very good self-learner.

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