I am going to do a stream of consciousness every Friday for the next month and see how it goes. Once I wrote the post, I’m going to video tape myself talking about it. So here it goes!
Here is a video about the post below.
Accomplishments this week
I’m reading Introducing HTML5 and got through the chapter on the new structural Html 5 tags such as “header”. The book references a study that showed the most common css class names and id’s used such as “header”, “footer”, “post”, “article” etc. It made me wonder why the spec just didn’t standardize on class names and enforce semantics of those tags if the HTML 5 doctype is used.
Asp.Net Html Helpers
I started a small project of porting my Html helpers I created for Create a Restaurant Website, into a self contained project. My goal is to refine them a bit and put them on GitHub.
I worked out 5 times this week with a mix of cardio and upper body on the power tower. I alternate cardio and upper body workouts. I’m going to get better at tracking these.
I have been recording every Tuesday night with Cliff Johnson. This week we wrote the main vocal melodies on the piano for the song we are working on. I am stoked on it!
I’m working on a really exciting project for one of my clients where I was able to really push some of my jQuery and HTML skills to the max. The first phase should launch next week, when I can post some info about that.
I am listening to Attention! This Book Will Make You Money: How to Use Attention-Getting Online Marketing to Increase Your Revenue via Audible.com. It is really giving me a kick in the but to get more on top of my online presence.
I have started a big redesign of Vast Rank. I am converting it to use 960.gs and HTML5. But more importantly I am branching out into many more review categories. I’m pretty excited about it.
Overall this was a very productive week. I worked hard at my day job and was pretty motivated all week.
Next Weeks Goals
- I want to have a successful launch for my customer
- Finish the GUI redesign for Vast Rank
- Workout 5 times
- Spend quality time with my wife and dog
- Blog a end of week summary
Here’s to next week!