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Browsers

As we start the spring, 2017 semester, I thought it appropriate to discuss browsers a bit. Many students know that I recommend testing web pages they create in multiple browsers. This includes desktop as well as mobile browsers. Why? Because different browsers use different rendering engines. This means pages may […]

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Celebration of Learning

As each semester at school starts, we begin with a series of professional development. I have the honor of being part of three presentations today (Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017). I thought readers may be interested in the highlights of these events. Faculty Fellows (Online Faculty Showcase) – I have been […]

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Moodle upgrade

In preparation for the spring, 2017 semester, I upgraded the Moodle environment that is used as a learning management system for our CMWEB classes. I thought it might be helpful for those using this environment to better understand the effort it takes to maintain (and keep this up to date). […]

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Fall, 2016 semester

The fall, 2016, semester started this Monday, August 15. As we start each school year, I take a moment and reflect on accomplishments (both last academic year and this summer) and think about the future. After all, the reason I teach web design and development is precisely because of the […]

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Visual Studio Code

In preparation for our fall, 2016, CMWEB 240 class on developing web pages using the .Net environment, I have been briefly reviewing Visual Studio Code (version 1.3). This is a different product from the traditional Visual Studio and has a significantly UX/UI experience than Visual Studio. You can download a […]

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Text editors

This week we start the spring, 2016 semester at school. Sometimes, it is best to step back and look at those simple, little things we can do to improve. Using a text editor is one such example. For students just getting started, you will come to learn that it is […]

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MS Azure and Dreamspark

If you are a student in our CMWEB program, you have access to the MS Dreamspark website for MS software you can use for academic purposes. Each semester (a few weeks after the semester begins), you receive an email notification with details on how you can access this resource. One […]

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Styling SVG

We have had several discussions about styling SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) at our recent WebProfessionals meetings. I also recently completed a short course at lynda.com on this same topic. I thought it would be appropriate to develop a weblog post on this topic (especially since we will be covering SVG […]

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WorldSkills Insights

All told, my trip to São Paulo, Brasil was a very interesting and informative trip. I learned a lot about the processes involved with WorldSkills. I received my Expert pin (there was a small ceremony among the experts at the conclusion of the competition where each received a special pin […]

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WorldSkills C4

Last day of the competition (C4). It was a very long day so I am posting this the following day. Actually, I did not get back to the hotel until 12:45 a.m. so I could not have posted yesterday even if I wanted to. For those who would like to […]

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WorldSkills C3

Another day in paradise. Hard to believe it is day 3 of the WorldSkills web design competition. The final day is tomorrow. There were new modules presented to competitors today. If you are up to the challenge, one is 2 hours; the other is 3 hours. Remember, no Internet access, […]

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WorldSkills C2

Today was the second day of our 4 day competition (day C2). As before, breakfast at 6 a.m., catch the bus at 7 a.m., and arrive at Anhembi Park between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m. (depending on traffic). The bus ride this morning was incredibly quick. We held an introductory meeting […]

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WorldSkills C1

Today is day C1 (first day of competition). We have been counting down to this start for some time. The actual competition runs 4 days. Numerous aspects of web design and development are tested. As promised, I am providing the challenges all WorldSkills competitors are asked to complete today. Obviously, […]

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WorldSkills C-1

Today is C-1 (1 day before competitions begin). Tonight is the opening ceremony. I spent most of the morning trying to debug small problems with some of the application plugins. Without going into great detail, competitors need to have their software automatically upload their files to the server (so they […]

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WorldSkills C-2

Today is C-2 (Familiarization day for competitors). This is the day where each person spends up to 5 hours reviewing the provided infrastructure. Competitors are provided with access to a server and have individual workstations with a fair amount of software (ranging from Adobe products to open source products) that […]

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