Seeing how if/then questions are answered through programming was also interesting. I always knew that behind responsive design, some programming logic has to be in place for the page’s display to adjust to whatever the user is doing. Starting from smaller if/then statements and then building and adding conditions for more complicated, data-laden graphics is neat, and it gives me a whole new appreciation for the work my office’s developers do on a daily basis.
Other than that, I am appreciative of the in-depth comments on my previous assignment. Things are looking much clearer now with regards to page organization. In fact, I was originally not as concerned about having clean (perfectly and consistently indented) text on my code page as long as it works. Now, I see that unorganized work (even if it displays exactly what you’re looking for on the front end) is a bad habit that will result in unnecessary frustration as the page gets more and more jumbled.
Good question. It would definitely be easier if all languages used the same syntax for commenting. Unfortunately, different characters mean different things in various languages, so it would be hard to standardize and avoid conflicts. Some types of comments are more common than others and you’ll sometimes see the same kind for multiple languages. Also, different creators of language have their own opinions of what conventions are best for comments.