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SALEM WEATHER

Welcome to the New HDJames.com

This is still problably not the page you were looking for, but it looks a little better now. I've been doing web design for about 12 days now. I'm still trying to figure out how to do a lot of things but if you saw this page before, I'm sure you would agree that this is a little better on the eyes and the browser.


If you were looking for something else and found yourself here instead, trust me; I know how disappointing it is to not find what you are looking for. Actually I'm not sure what you're looking for but; keep looking. You are sure to find it. Looking at something cute can help. How about a picture of a cute puppy in the meantime?

Leonitus
Leo look
Leo & D



Cute Right?


That's my buddy Leo.


I'm trying to teach him not to eat out of the trash and I'm teaching myself how to do web design (both of which are going rather slowly).
Because I'm teaching myself; it means a lot of late nigts. Most of the time, he is the only one up in the house in the wee hours of the morning when I'm trying to figure out why my code is not working like tonight.
This is my development spot. This is where I will hone my skills and become way better than I am now. I built this page using the Atom text editor.
This is the first page I've built with HTML and CSS code and no website builder app helping me, so it's been slow going. I think I've gotten better. My initial attempts were disappointing. I stongly dislike disappointment. It's one of the worst feelings I've ever had. To be disappointed in myself is devastating. The answer to disappointment is change, and change is a journey.
I've been told the longest journey starts with a single step. I will link the old page here so you can see the progress I've made on my journey already. It's okay. You can laugh. I'm sure some web wizard will look at this iteration and still laugh, but it's okay.
I've been in IT for a while, but never bothered to learn this part of how the internet works. I've been previously focused on networking, not so much web design.

Since quarantine '20-'21 I've realized that one is connected to the other. What good is having a network with nothing to access.
In the last 11 months I've been able to expand my knowledge in both realms. I started by getting myself a router and a couple of switches. Once I saw how I could divide my network I spent the next 2 months driving my family crazy while I figured out how I wanted to segment the network. After I got that done I bought my first domain djames617.com.

I built that site using an HTML editor. I was happy with the result, but still felt no closer to knowing how to code a webpage. I felt like I cheated. I learn by doing and demonstrating. So I bought another domain that I wanted to do by hand. I am determined to write a site better than the one I made with an editor; which brings us to now.

I can see pages with whatever I'm studying next popping up here in the future.
And here comes something now... I want to know how Social Network administration is done so I set up MadSay.com. Free to join and part of my plan to learn as much as I can about the way things work. So if you want to give me a critique, complaint, or suggestion, that's where you would do it.
I'm a social recluse, so I guess this is my way of opening up to the world.




Let's GO REDSOX!! Let's GO CELTICS!! Leo and I live with the our family in MA. Here are some pictures of them. GO SOX!! GO CELTS!! GO Brady!! GO Gronk!!

Even though they left the Pats. I'm no hater






I've been playing around with CSS and I think it has made a difference in not only how the pages I write look, but how I think about designing them. This page took me all day, but I think it's an improvement over what was here before.


I'm going to chronicle my WebDev Journey on this site. You are welcome to come along for the ride. The next thing I want to learn how to use are borders and then who knows after that. As long as it's interesting to me, I'll keep putting it up here. Stop by either community and say hi. Tell me what I'm doing wrong or how I can do it better.

Thanks for reading this far.