jQuery seems simple enough…

Maybe it was the fact that there were about a third as many exercises as we usually do, or that I’ve learned how to quickly see what I’m doing wrong on message boards, or maybe the instructions are clearer, but I found jQuery to be much easier than traditional JavaScript. Although the class lesson seemed confusing, with the libraries and some of the fancier code that I didn’t understand at first. I feel like I have a much better grasp of jQuery, although I’m realizing that I’m going to have to keep coding to prevent forgetting everything I recently learned.

In one exercise I realized I had to use nth child, but completely forgot how to format it. I thought I could use ol-nthchild(3), when it should have been li: nth-child(3). Simple formatting like that is easy to forget in just two weeks, and I’m realizing that I’m not as fluent as I once was. If I’m going to remain fluent in programming, I’m going to have to find a way to practice while I’m not working on something.

As for setting up my domain name and hosting, it was a little more challenging than I thought it would be. In the end, I’m glad I went with bluehost for my hosting, because after some small troubles logging in because of site maintenance, I was able to easily install my WordPress blog by following a few simple instructions. I was surprised by a phone call from bluehost, which was fairly personal and asked me about my site and gave me tips for improving it, along with making sure that I didn’t have any problems. (Most importantly, they told me that I could cancel at any time and get a full refund.  For such great customer service, I might not pay anything at all for hosting in the end.) If you haven’t found hosting yet, I would definitely recommend bluehost.

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