A PLOS Computational Biology Education paper on teaching programming.
This came in handy over the weekend: 3 methods for image cropping with CSS.
Crop Top | CSS Tricks
“Not only does this help children spot errors in their own code more readily, but it also encourages them to consider using their peers for assistance more frequently.”
Really want to carry out this teaching strategy with my ScriptEd students.
This website is perfect:
- Lightweight and loads fast
- Fits on all screens
- Looks the same in all browsers
- Accessible to everyone that visits your site
- Legible and gets your point across
“Being good at reading code is important to your survival as a professional developer. Any non-trivial project these days will be a team effort and so there will always be large chunks of code you had no hand in which you have to work with, modify and extend. And so, code reading will likely be the most used and most useful skill you can have; better bite the bullet and get good at it – fast.”
For those not in the know, this is satirizing the great “should journalists learn to code” debate of October 2013. (I note the date because it seems to recur every year or so.)
My problem with side-projects is that I never think an idea is good enough…
git + webcam = lolcommits.