HTML Adventures


8:45am: Meeting!

We talked about what to look forward to throughout this week as well as upcoming weeks. On Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30, there are meetings. On Wednesdays at 12:00, there are CIS Summer Movie Series and FREE FOOD. On Thursdays at 4:00, there are Summer Seminar Series. And on Friday, there’s FREE FOOD! <-(at least for this week).

Afterwords, I resumed progress in relearning Java, and picking up HTML and JavaScript. Right now my main focus is to sharpen my programming skills before they become required because for now, I don’t really have an actual project to work on. When I do receive a project, I hopefully will be able to apply this practice more effectively.

10:30am: Meeting 2.0!

I was introduced to some REU Students and got familiarized with their projects and the direction of the lab. It was interesting to observe the bouncing of ideas and the structure of the meeting. I look forward to contributing to these Tue/Thur meetings.

After meeting with other members of the CIS building, I continued to practice programming. is a really handy website that I found for learning new languages. Other than that, there’s not much happening.

12:00: Lunch @ Crossroads

The food at Crossroads was much better than I expected, and the price was pleasantly reasonable. They will surely be seeing more of me throughout the summer.

Also, once again, I resume study.

5:00: Homeward Bound!

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    By the end of the day, I have learned how to construct a very rudimentary webpage with text, images, lines, and links. HTML is very different from Java, but it is much more straightforward (for now). It is neat how in HTML, making links and images is as simple as a single command line. Also, using elements within elements is much simpler than I had imagined. For example, creating a linked image is as simple as:

<a href=””><img src=””></a&gt;

Wow right? I guess HTML is what makes a page looks nice, and JavaScript is what makes the page do stuff. This explains why making thing look nice in Java is so much more difficult than making things look nice in HTML. Neat stuff.


2 thoughts on “HTML Adventures

  1. Bethany says:

    Actually, HTML is mostly used for content, and CSS is what makes it look nice. And JS is for interactions. I just took a couple of really great classes in web programming languages; if you ever want any help, just let me know! And yeah, w3schools is an amazing resource.


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