My name Is Jeffrey Worley
This was actually my first about me page. Made it my senior year of high school. I had become fairly familiar with HTML and CSS by the time I made this and it still took me 3-4 weeks to make the entire site. Matter of fact this was my first webpage ever, a newsletter.... I tried to make it from a template and had absolutely no idea what I was doing. If you inspect the code you can see how truly messy this is.
This is parts of a small website I built while I was a student in CSE 154 just to play around with concepts and try new things.
Now that I'm a TA I'm trying to put together a newer website. I recently have been playing with anime.js and so far have made a cool lil background animation.
Hopefully, you can see that there is a lot of cool stuff we're going to learn in this class! But don't worry, whether you're a bootstrap expert or you've never heard of an HTML tag before, this class can set you up to succeed. I honestly learned more in CSE 154 than I did in the 2 years I tried to teach myself. If you want to get the most out of this class, I would:
- Put work into your Creative projects
You will learn the most when you program something you want to build, on your own time. The creative projects are tailored for you to have the room to experiment with concepts you find interesting! Make it your own and make sure to have fun!
- Take Note of Resources That are Mentioned
One of the beautiful things about web development is that you can learn all about it on the web! There are hundreds of resources including tools, instructional videos, plug-ins, and so much more that can be really helpful for learning and practicing concepts. I'll try to point out resources periodically throughout the class that I think would be helpful for you all, but try asking your peers what they use as the class goes on!
- Make Time For Your Homework
This is an obvious one, but it can't be said enough.
- Don't Be Afraid To Ask For Help
Between office hours and WPL hours, there are a lot of opportunities to get help when you're stuck. And it's OKAY to be stuck! I had to ask a lot of questions to get from my first HTML document to here. We're all here to teach so don't worry!
These lectures will include many resources, examples, and info that will guide you through the course. So, make sure to come to lecture and pay attention!
Read the spec sheet, read the spec sheet, read the spec sheet! That is the #1 thing you can do to do well on homework. I lost lots of points as a student just because I lazily read the first few spec sheets and missed points that were easy to get.
Practice It! and Code Step By Step are your best friends. Nothing will teach you to write code better than writing code. Plan ahead so you have time to sit down and do as many problems BY HAND as you can. Practicing with your keyboard will only get you so far.
It's going to be a great quarter and I look forward to teaching all of you!
I am a computer, robotics, and video game enthusiast.
I am heavily involved with Vex Robotics and the Technology Student Association
My Github is https://github.com/jeffreyworley
If you would like to contact me, I can be reached at email@example.com