Doing my best

I’m staring at my screen the site I’m building looks plain verging on a dreaded 90s vibe. The main welcome image is off kilter and I can’t put a logo on the nav bar.

I’m stressed, frustrated and struggling. I’m doubting that I can pull this simple site off for my friend. I feel stupid and unskilled and I’ll never make it as a Web developer.


I’m excited, my boundaries are being pushed and I’m learning. Yes the site will probably be simple, yes the site may be ugly, yes it might be only front-end. But this will be the first website I will be paid for, marking a monumental moment in my four years of software development. I just have to grind through and keep my head up!

Fear is good, Keep on pushing those boundaries guys!



What I’ve been up to

Hello All

It’s been awhile so I thought I would give you an update to what I have been doing since I last posted!

I have been currently working on some Web design because I feel like my main focus has been on the technical side of development so I have been focusing on things such as responsive web design and Photoshop.

I have been enjoying flexing my design muscles and will continue to build this skill 😊

Review of Rob Percival ultimate web developer course

Hello I just wanted to give a quick review of this web development course available on udemy because I feel it’s a worthwhile investment of your time and resources!


What you’ll learn

You Will learn a variety of programming languages that will teach you the basic syntax, data types, functions and much more of a whole bunch of languages. After you learn the basics there is almost always an interesting project that you demonstrate your learning on at the end of each section.


The price is a hefty 200 dollars but for what you learn I feel it can be worth it! Also there are plenty of udemy sales that can cut the price by 50-95%!


As this is a full development course it can take time to fully complete. I feel this course takes anywhere from 1 month to 6 to completely finish. You can cut time however by missing out the stuff you don’t see yourself wanting to learn.


Rob is a great instructor and explains programming concept’s in a simple but detailed way. He makes learning to code both easy and enjoyable.


  • In-depth explanation of syntax and concepts
  • Great enthusiasm and makes coding fun!
  • Build real projects to show off to employer’s
  • Huge amount of skills learned


  • Steep price tag (use codes!)
  • Can take a long time to fully complete the course

All and all I think this is a fantastic resource to learn web development and I urge you noobies who are serious about coding to take a chance with this course!

Tip for dyslexic computer science students.

Hello a very quick article as this train only gives me 10 minutes free WiFi but I like a challenge 😉

I have also wrote about this before here.

I just wanted to say a quick point about disclosing dyslexia to your college/uni. Usually this gives you a much needed advantage for your theory exams as you might get extra time which actually can be the difference between A/B or pass/fail.

You also will get help with written reports and essays, stuff which dyslexics struggle with. So I wanted to show the importance of this.

Anndd thats a rap hope I can post this before my wifi runs out.

How to solve complex software problems

I just wanted to post a fundamental technique you can try when you are stuck on  a seemingly impossible programming problem.

Break the problem down!

This can’t be understated! Underline, bold enlarge this.

Break the problem down into sub problems then break them down further and further until each step is simple to implement!

This means you will be able to build your application from the ground up and be able to check off the functionality as you progress.

That’s all folks!