Anyways, the little project was started just because I wanted to dirty my hands with Html5 and it has been worth the little effort that I put in. I learned a lot.
If there are two versions of the home page hosted then it means I have not been lazy in making use of the newer and more b’ful template. As you might have guessed, at the time of writing this post I have not yet made use of the new template. Its just four html pages. How much effort could it be!
So, without any further delay. Here’s what I learned -
- There was a lot of code stitching from google and elsewhere. And it’s not so much of a bad thing if you learn from it — which I did!
- Although, I did not do so good I also did not do very bad. I used the new html5 markup, played around with video and audio elements, made a Whiteboard using canvas and localStorage, got to know a lot more browser specific stuff, learned about audio video codecs, container formats, the importance of MIME types, and lots more. I also got to know a lot about CSS and stuff.
- It’s extremely important to code in your free time and it’s also important to look at the code of other programmers. This is how you can know where you actually stand.
- I learned that it becomes a blot on your character if you continue to repeat the pattern of starting projects and not finishing them. I had been following this pattern for the past few years. No more. All that rage is coming out in code
- Music is extremely important to code. Food is optional.
- The more you code, the more you realize about your insignificance. It keeps you way too humble and down to earth.
- It’s not so easy to write catchy english at 3 am.
- There are a lot of small js apps I want to build and integrate them with the homepage but it’s important to ship code minimal code first!
I also wanted to use Git and a lot more had to be done but I have to wrap up this month with a few more things I have in mind.
So how did you like the homepage? It’s not much. It didn’t had to be. It was just a simple learning exercise for html5 but when there were four pages to show I simply hosted them. And in the process I learned a lot about myself, my coding styles, life in general..lol