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Positive Attitude

Posted: January 31, 2011 in Web Class

This is something that affects both the giver and the receiver. I don’t know which is affected the most. But I bet you it is the giver. It has been proven over and over again those with a positive attitude are healthier people. Many trials have shown those with cancer that are fighting the disease and have a positive attitude have a better chance of beating the disease. But showing a positive attitude is infectious. No one wants to deal with someone that is negative. Your attitude will affect how successful you are. You will produce more results with a positive attitude than a negative one.

“The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being
can alter his life by altering his attitudes.” –
William James

Your attitude is your choice. But what would you rather do choose to be negative which will affect yourself and others negatively or with a positive attitude which provides potential, progress, success, hope and something to look forward to.

“A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and
an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.”
Harry Truman

In business you will find those that are successful have a positive outlook. They also surround themselves with positive people. So the next time you choose your attitude what will it be? Will you know one of the keys to success? Or will you bring yourself and others down.

“So often time it happens, we all live our life in chains,
and we never even know we have the key.”
The Eagles


Take Charge

Posted: November 9, 2010 in Web Class

I took this opportunity to explore a controversial subject on the web today and what the future holds. My question was HTML vs Flash as far as building websites. What I learned was there is more to this argument then I knew. First of all, it transformed into HTML 5 vs Flash. Because of the new abilities of HTML 5 it has proven to be a viable competitor to Flash. But I also learned there is another concern in the mobile device category about supporting Flash or not. Such as Apple has done in abandoning Flash for HTML 5 for their mobile devices specifically the iPad. Then you wonder what that has to do with web development. Companies are abandoning Flash websites for web standard websites because of the market share of mobile devices such as the iPhone and iPad.  Take a look at this link for pros and cons of  HTML and Flash:

HTML 5 has addressed some of HTML shortcomings with comparison to Flash and video. But there are still issues to work out and time will tell. I think the truth about both HTML and Flash is they both are progressing and providing better experiences for the users and developers. It may be the ones most successful are those who integrate both in their web strategies.

At the heart of the matter is how to deliver a great experience
to users no matter the technology or platform.

“HTML5 vs. Flash” is the wrong discussion. “Accessible rich media” is the right one.

— Jeffrey Zeldman

In the end, we’re all just trying to create websites that can be accessed and used, regardless of the tools we use to deliver them. Here are a couple great standards-based websites with user interactivity.


Posted: October 28, 2010 in Web Class

The topic of teamwork easily lends itself to sports. There is something about competing in a team sport. There are so many life lessons you learn from participating. You learn quickly how trying to do things by yourself will lead to ruin. That the strength of any team is how well they work together. You must put your selfish desires away. There is an interesting situation that will unfold in the NBA this season with the so-called super team of the Miami Heat. With the addition of Lebron James and Chris Bosch to the already superstar DeWayne Wade. We will see how important teamwork will apply to this team. All three are superstars themselves but the success of this team will be how well they work together to the common goal of winning a championship.

Teamwork is essential in all aspects of business. In the web industry there are many players to creating strong websites. You have web developers, web designers, programmers, content managers, writers, marketing and research. Each one plays a big role but they need to work together as a team to be on the same page so to speak. ha! The collaboration and ideas presented from each area will provide rich content and a good user experience to create a successful website. So it is essential that you are a team player. It is give and take. Provide your ideas and input but you also need to be open-minded to other ideas and directions. Remember the quality of the product or service provided is the result of a strong team effort.

“The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.”
Babe Ruth


Posted: September 30, 2010 in Web Class

The way that I look at this topic is that it relates to every part of your life. Your character is built on being trustworthy. You cannot separate this trait from business or your personal life. It is what you are. This is one area of your character that will be exposed if you cannot be trusted. It should be a foundation by which you live. You must gain trust through your actions. It is easier to lose trust than it is to gain it. To transpose the word being worthy of trust. So it is something you have to earn. Like this quote it tells us what it is like to be with and without trust.

“Trust is like te air we breathe. When it’s present, nobody really notices. But when it’s absent, everybody notices.” – Warren Buffet

To apply this topic to web development it applies to both your relationships with your fellow workers and to any business clients you are in touch with. If you are one who is trustworthy there is confidence about work being done in which it is assigned. There is a bond that develops that you can be trusted with all aspects of the work you are performing. There is also the other side of trustworthiness which your ability to trust yourself as well as others. Which may be one of the most important things to be able to do to becoming trustworthy.

I am excited about the opportunity to learn all aspects of web development. To learn what it takes on the back-end to create exciting interactive websites. I want to apply my design abilities toward creating strong web designs. I am looking forward to collaborating with other developers and learning from them. I want to create a solid foundation for understanding what it takes to be a good web developer. I think the interaction with others via blogs, Twitter, Facebook will create a healthy environment to enhancing each others abilities. I want to use this course to enhance my background and experience with more tools and knowledge for providing design solutions for future business endeavors. I think this course curriculum is a comprehensive foundation for web development but as you know you will never stop learning as our changing technology demands. I would have never thought that at this time in my career I would be going to school. So for those who are just starting their careers remember always stay on top of the changing technology. Always expanding your knowledge and never stop learning. I feel this course will open many more avenues for my future which excites me the most. I am excited about what the future will bring.