I’ve just been trying my hand at HTML for the first time ever. Sweet Jesus that was not a pleasurable experience.
The outcome of several hours of messing around is the social icon buttons at the top of the blog.
Extraordinarily satisfying when I got it done but it was a test of patience and my more informal vocabulary. I have a new found respect for those who are dedicated to programming. It also worries me that people are dedicated to programming. I was told by a mate of mine who’s done this sort of thing that its “dead easy”. It would appear in that case that I’m extraordinarily thick.
I might try my hand again but not anytime soon. At least I learnt something new. If we’re being honest, I hacked something together. Plus there was a result so not bad and in fairness, starting this blog has already met an objective. Frightening.
Anyway, for those interested, I found these sites useful:
Icons are from: http://www.iconfinder.com/
The site that taught me things was:
And it turns out, you can use Google Docs to host the images. All you have to do is right click on it, select “copy image URL”, and paste it right into the HTML editor. Jackpot.
There are pictures coming, I promise. I did come to the conclusion that there’s no point taking thousands of frames and never showing them. And when you’re thinking about showing them, it makes you think about how best to do it, from the point of capture, to edit, to publish (there should probably be something about planning the capture in there). This little venture was the tail end. I’ll leave you to decide if it’s worth it.
Go forth and fill some time getting hugely frustrated.
Thanks for reading,