Tag: learning

  • Playing with the Hugo With An Old Site

    Playing with the Hugo With An Old Site

    Reading Time: 3 minutes For a few days I have been playing with Hugo with Markdown and HTML pages. It says that it is “the world’s fastest framework for building websites” and so far I do notice that it has a key strength that I like.  Front Matter That strength is that with small modifications…

  • Playing With Pelican – A Static Blog Website

    Playing With Pelican – A Static Blog Website

    Reading Time: 2 minutes When looking at Codeberg as a European alternative to github I came across mentions of Pelican, a static blog generator. Yesterday I spent several hours setting it up and playing. Whilst playing with it I saw some opportunities.  By default Pelican is designed to have one category per blog post. For…

  • Updating Old HTML Webpages

    Updating Old HTML Webpages

    Reading Time: 3 minutes Most websites are simple. They have five to ten pages at most but usually a single page is enough. Most pages are about one specific thing, whether it’s a CV inspired page to find new clients or a simple page with a few products. Most are usually about a single topic. …

  • Working Towards a Goal

    Working Towards a Goal

    Reading Time: 2 minutes I am currently working towards a goal and I am struggling. I am struggling to stay focused when I follow online courses because I find that my mind strays. I am also struggling because the topic is so broad that there are hundreds of things you can learn but you need…

  • Learning By Writing despite GPT

    Learning By Writing despite GPT

    Reading Time: 3 minutes I am old enough to remember a teacher writing on a board or piece of plastic for an overhead projector. “Why don’t you just give us photocopies of what you’re writing instead of asking us to copy down what you’re writing. “Because you will remember it better if you write it…

  • Laravel and Context

    Laravel and Context

    Reading Time: 2 minutes There is value in studying Laravel and context. By this I mean that over a year ago I wanted to study Angular but after feeling lost in Javascript I decided to take a step back, to study JavaScript. I studied two or more courses over a period of months. I could…

  • Learning and Consolidation

    Learning and Consolidation

    Reading Time: 2 minutes Learning and Consolidation are important to me. Over a year ago I wanted to learn Laravel and Angular but when I started to study them I felt lost. I felt that I didn’t understand the topics well enough. I went back to the basics. I followed several courses about JavaScript and…

  • Learning About Laravel and PHP

    Learning About Laravel and PHP

    Reading Time: < 1 minute Today I started to follow a course where someone turns a static html page into a Laravel blog. I experimented with home.blade and one or two other features and I got two pages to load, and the login to work, without more than that. What makes today’s learning and experimenting…

  • Conservation and PHP

    Reading Time: 2 minutes Today I have struggled with PHP. I struggled because I want to recreate the same table using loops with PHP as I did formatting with HTML. If I wasn’t up for a challenge I would let PHP loops format it according the default and I’d be done. In the end I…

  • On Whether I Prefer Vanilla JavaScript or Frameworks?

    On Whether I Prefer Vanilla JavaScript or Frameworks?

    Reading Time: 2 minutes Today someone on twitter asked this question, and rather than be reply: 320 of 10,000, I chose to write a blog post about it. The TLDR answer is Vanilla JS because if you learn how it works without the help of a framework you understand the language. This doesn’t mean that…