Transferring from WordPress.com to WordPress.org 2

Transferring from Wordpress.com to Wordpress.org
Over the past couple months I’ve been learning about design and CSS. I decided that a good way to implement what I have learning is to actually play around with some CSS and make some design decisions for my WordPress blog. Because WordPress.com is very limited in what you can change (for free), I decided ...

Anchor Links with Fixed Header Part II

Anchor Links with Fixed Header Part II
In yesterday’s post we saw how to link to the middle of a page. However, when we add a fixed header this will mess things up. If you look at the example page, in the sidebar click on “C”. This will push the paragraph that starts with C all the way to the top behind ...

Anchor Links with a Fixed Header Part I 1

Anchor Links with a Fixed Header Part I
In the last two posts, we have created a fixed header and a scrollable sidebar. We have been viewing the demo of this functionality on this page. In this post and the next we will explore how to deal with anchor tags within a single page when dealing with fixed headers. Sometimes we want to ...

Scrollable Sidebar 1

Scrollable Sidebar
Last time we created a page with a fixed header up top. This can often be used for navigation or a banner. All the hot pages have fixed headers now! If you go to Twitter you can see it has a fixed header. Fixed headers have a lot of functional advantages. Suppose you are at ...

Fixed Headers 1

Fixed Headers
It’s been a while since I’ve posted, but I have learned a great deal over these past 6 weeks. I just haven’t gotten around to posting about it. Last time I posted I had been learning about jQuery and Postgres, but now my learning has progressed into project based learning in PHP, and mySQL. Last ...

Installing WordPress on localhost

Installing Wordpress on localhost
Today we will be going over how to install WordPress on your localhost. The reason we would want to install WordPress on a localhost is so we can see functionality and catch errors before transferring our site over to a production server. Interestingly enough our post about how to install WordPress, will be hosted on ...

Software as a Service

Software as a Service
Yesterday I signed up for an online class via EdX. EdX is a learning site where MIT, Harvard, and Berkeley have come together to offer free class on various topics. It’s basically like watching a classroom lecture online. One of the downsides to this though, is that the lecture is more based for the in-class ...

Git some Github 1

Git some Github
In the post about Git, we learned some of the basics of Git. Today we will be looking at the basics of Github. Please follow along by looking at this Code School link. It can teach you the basics of Git and Github very quickly! For additional reference look at the Github Bootcamp as well. ...

Update and Planning

Update and Planning
Today I’ll be updating you guys on my progress and explain my plans for future learning. My first post was exactly two weeks ago. In these two weeks I feel like I’ve learned the basics of hosting a blog on wordpress.com, the basics of jQuery, and some intro SQL commands. The most important part of ...

Remote Connection

Remote Connection
A lot of college students have run into the following scenario. Suppose you a regular high school senior who took care of tech support for your parents. Next year when you are in college and are 800 miles away from them, they call you with questions about their laptop and communication on the phone just ...