What I Hated the Least Today 207/365: Proud (Not Really)

Not really proud
Not really proud

I’ve sort of finished the W3Schools HTML tutorial. It took me three times longer than I had expected. Anyway, I tried the quiz on the same site to test myself, and I didn’t score full points. Therefore, I’m not proud of myself really.

I wonder if the note “You can be proud of yourself!” that appears after completing the quiz shows in the same wording no matter what one’s score is, but I can’t be bothered to retake, score poorly and see for myself.

So now it’s the CSS tutorial time. It’s high time too, as I’ve been using CSS forever without knowing entirely what I’m doing. While I’m not really proud of myself for having finally finished with HTML, I’m glad it’s done. Let’s cascade now.


Author: Mara Eastern

I'm a sardonic blogger, snapper, scribbler and rhymer; a virtual space invader who indulges in cheerful negativism, morbid self-deprecation and bleak humour.

22 thoughts

  1. Good for you! Also, just the fact that you took the whole course. I’ve never managed to pull myself together and to that, but I think I will … when Autumn rolls around. Same here, about CSS; I’ve only copied and pasted.


    1. I made it my summer project, to go through the whole courses on HTML, CSS and hopefully further, and so far I’m sticking to it. The CSS tutorial is turning out to be great to go through especially when you have some previous knowledge of it – it’s making a lot of things clearer to me. It’s one thing to know how to set padding or margin but another thing to be aware of all the features available for these properties and actually know what you’re doing when you’re doing it. If that makes any sense.


      1. Yes, it makes a lot of sense, and it’s tempting. Will keep these courses in mind for dark autumn nights 🙂 I’ve been thinking about it before, but not hard enough to actually start. Like you say; I think lots of stuff will become clearer, since we know a little something beforehand.


        1. I do recommend giving it a spin, I’ve only covered a few lessons in the CSS tutorial so far and I’m already so much wiser! For our purpose, which is modifying existing CSS that comes with our blogs, it matters a lot to be able to read existing stylesheets, not just write some styles.


          1. Yes! about the part about being able to read existing … I’ve been think about that before, that one really should do something about that!


          2. I’ve now downloaded the original CSS file for the theme I’m trying to modify and it’s helping me a lot to see it – rather than just use the Inspect Element option on the site and hope to find the right selector. If I sound like I know what I’m doing though, it’s not the case 😮


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