I have noticed that some of the personal projects I work on either fail to be documented or, if I do document the projects, the Word or text document remain on my hard drive for only me to see even though the instructions may be useful to others. For example, this set of instructions for rooting a Barnes & Noble Color Nook.

As soon as I learned a little HTML from an online course I took, I started putting together a website about the Japanese bamboo flute, shakuhachi. It looked a little bit unsophisticated, but it was nice. For the navigation list I used a little CSS I found on the internet, but with hours of blindly experimenting with the CSS to get the navigation bar looking right, I realized that a CSS class was my next best step. Then Javascript and AJAX. For reflections about some of my experiences in creating my first website, click Shakuhachi Website.  

Eventually I found a need to create a font file so that I could type the calligraphy characters associated with the basic notes a typical  shakuhachi can play. For discussion and documentation on how to create font files, click Font Files.

One of the more eye-opening web technologies I discovered and used to create a web-based tool for my shakuhachi website was AJAX. For more information on AJAX and how I used it, click AJAX.

This website you are now viewing is a project worth mentioning. I am using a WYSIWYG web development tool call NetObjects Fusion Essentials. For my thoughts on the experience click Personal Website.


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