I learned HTML from a fucking book. Yeah, I’m goddamn ancient.
In reality, I just turned 43. I learned HTML while pregnant with my oldest child in 1997. He was born in 1998. My first web business was not incorporated. I was a DBA: Black Sunshine Web Design. It just brought in extra money to help pay the bills while I was a single mom and working in life insurance (underwriter).
Anyway…remember, learned what I knew (know) from a book.
And now I am relearning HTML (and learning CSS and something else, hell – I don’t remember – do I have dementia?) from Codecademy as a Pro member.
Ultimately, the goal (for now) is to better help my clients with their needs. I’m not changing my career. I love what I do as a freelance writer and editor. I might add more services to my business, though. Time will tell. Anyway.
On Day Five I Learned Something New (to Me) about HTML
And I know that to many people, it isn’t fucking new, okay? So remember, Grandma Robin learned HTML in the 90s. The Dewey Decimal System was her Google. So…
I already knew how to put in a video and control the size of it via HTML. I had no fucking idea that to make play, pause, forward, etc., appear, all I ever had to do was type the word, “controls” attribute after including the proper HTML info (before closing the tag). So, it would have the < video src info with the quotations and then controls >