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Learning To Code By Building CMSs

Learning To Code By Building CMSs

It’s easy to use Facebook or other CMS every day without thinking about how the code works. This summer I have coded two CMS using Linkedin Learning. One of these CMS was running with PHP and MySQL and the other was running with Ruby On Rails and MySQL. The PHP CMS In the process I learned how to install MySQL, how to get MySQL and PHP to talk to each other. How to organise files between private and public folders…

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Close to Success – Exporting Instagram images to WordPress Natively

Close to Success – Exporting Instagram images to WordPress Natively

When Instagram was a self-run startup I loved the product. I loved that it was a way of sharing images with friends. I loved that it was fast and that it was light. I also liked that it had it’s own community. I liked that it was a way of sharing real life with people we conversed with online. When Facebook bought Instagram that slowly changed. Algorithms and popularity contests became more important than sharing between friends and so the…

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Books I Am Reading.

Books I Am Reading.

I usually read several books at a time. This is because I start books but find that my interest is drawn to another topic. As these are usually factual books I can afford to take a break from one book and return to it later. The Aeronaut: Travels in the Air I started reading this book last night. A meteorologist from, the mid 1850s wanted to study the weather more accurately and in order to do so he wanted to…

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Objectified – A Design Documentary Split Into Individual Interviews.

Objectified – A Design Documentary Split Into Individual Interviews.

Objectified is a documentary about industrial design that has been divided into interviews with individuals about a diversity of designs, from the casing of the Mac Book Pro to chairs, a CD player that behaves like a fan and much more. On Linkedin, this documentary has been cut up and split into chapters so that you can either watch the documentary in its entirety or you can watch it as video on demand with the designers you’re interested in or…

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Linkedin Learning

Linkedin Learning

Summary Linkedin Learning is a video resource for people who would like to learn new skills. These range from writing and painting to sound design, video lighting, project management and more. In following these courses individuals can learn new skills, perfect old ones, and learn new tricks. The point is always to move forward, whether you have five minutes or twenty seven and a half hours. Individual Videos Taylre Jones Film and Video Colorist – Film from Taylre Jones, Film…

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Using Duolingo daily

Using Duolingo daily

Duolingo is a mobile phone app that allows you to learn a number of languages whenever you have a few minutes. In so doing you can learn several minutes at a time, when commuting for example, or you can learn as a focused 20 minute session. The Variety of learning options Listening There are two methods of learning by listening. The first option is that you hear a word or phrase and you have to select the correct one from…

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Trying Out Drupal

Trying Out Drupal

I’ve just spent at least two hours playing around with drupal. I was working on bit by bit and actually had a case where I had to RTFM. Over the past few hours, I was trying to understand why I couldn’t place the blocks where I wanted. Finally, I found out. I had forgotten to upload the themes folder therefore no content was uploaded. It’s a Content management system, developed so that people may contribute new content without the hassle…

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