Tuesday, March 3, 2009


Today I received my "Award of Recognition" for the class in Dreamweaver web design that I took in the month of February. The class was at a local community college in the continueing education section. There were about 20 of us old timers trying to figure out what all this Html stuff means.

The instructor was great and very patient with our questions, problems and in my case, bad jokes. I found that I enjoyed the classroom environment. I am going to take the class that is next step up and keep going.

Dreamweaver is a web design style that I have been using for the last year or so. We had a website designer come in and set things up and give me a basic instruction and then leave. I was able to use that for awhile, but then the site needed revamping and changes had to be made. I found that I could do some of the changes just by hodge podging and copy/pasting a bit. That worked so far and now I need to step it up.

Learning from square one was interesting because some of the things I knew, some of the things I was already doing, but not in the right way so this showed me the better smarter way, and some things I would never have even thought to do and that made this class all the more worth it.

This is another item on that list of things that I can do since Jim is gone. I can take some night classes. Also on that list is eating mint chocolate chip ice cream (Jim hated mint). I don't mean that he would have minded me taking the class, but there was just never any time. No, Jim was a strong advocate of furthering our education and we even took an adult ed class together one time. One of the blog posts I talked about that class - sign language - and our adventure during the class. With Jim it was always some kind of adventure.

I am going to have fun as I start making changes to the website. Making some tweaks here and there, adding photos, rearranging text and creating links to new pages. Yep, that sounds like fun to me.


Sharon said...

You go, girl!! I had that same bug (to know Dreamweaver) a few years ago prior to Blogger, when i I wanted a family web page...even bought Dreamweaver for Dummies -- actually read through a bit and tried a bit -- sigh...it now gathers dust and I lost interest :)

Rach said...

Go you! I have NO clue about anything web design related--that's TOTALLY Brien's department, LOL! I'd LOVE to see what you've done. :o)

I understand what you mean about time. I'm sure Jim would have LOVED for you to take classes, but time together is so much more precious. You will never regret spending more time with a loved one, you know?

Lynnbug said...

Oh how fun! I think it sounds very interesting. I know nothing about web design, Dreamweaver, etc. But I love trying new things expecially when it relates to computers. So have fun!

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