It’s been about a year now scene I’ve started working in WordPress. I’ve learned so much in this past year, and I wanted to share how I got to where I am today for other designers who are interested in expanding their WordPress knowledge. My progress would not have been possible without the following three things:
1. Taking an HTML class
During my undergrad, I had a few Dreamweaver courses and interned at the University of Michigan News Service updating the code on their old sites. So, I knew what HTML looked like and could recognize tags, but I didn’t really know what it did and how it worked until I took the HTML class. It taught me all the basics that I needed for a strong foundational knowledge about WordPress.
As an English major in college, I spent a good portion of my time writing papers. Papers about books I’d read, how strange my family is, Disney World, why pre-1600 literature is riddled with sexual innuendo…you name it, there is a good chance I wrote a paper about it. One would think that with that many written projects under my belt, writing would come naturally to me by now. To some extent, that’s true. Unfortunately, I don’t write as often as I used to, so I’ve definitely gotten rusty. In the midst of the day-to-day distractions, the dreaded mental incapacitation that plagues so many seeking the written word sets in—writer’s block.
The Penny W. Stamps Speaker Series is a program at the University of Michigan (one that I attended for eight semesters every Thursday while I was a student) that is also open to the public. The program showcases all types of creative artists, including film and dance. Approximately once a semester, there is a lecture… Read more »