Thursday, April 8, 2010

Web Design For Dummies

My first class in web design last night. Lord help me. Because just because you spend untold hours on the internet doesn't mean you know a darn thing about it.  Fortunately a lovely lady named Sue sat next to me and every time she noticed my slack jawed look of abject confusion and terror she quietly reached over, took command of the mouse and helped me along.  Yes, I do believe in angels.  This ain't like like college in the 70's.  It's fast paced, there are assumptions you know the basics (thought I did, maybe not so much) and the bifocals I now wear make it incredibly difficult to see the power point at the front of the classroom and focus on the screen in front of you at the same time. *sigh*
I'm going to do it though. It's going to take blood, sweat and a whole lot of tears, but I'm going to do it. As the girls youth pastor was fond of saying "C gets you a degree." (Way to encourage excellence Chris!) but it's what I'm holding on to.
Pray for me...

37 comments:

  1. Good luck in your class!! I guess we all don't realize just how much work is hidden in a website design! I am sure you'll do great!

    Debie

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  2. You Can Do It!
    You Will Do It!
    You may be a little slow but you are Awesome!!
    Hang In There!

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  3. Good for you! You are giving the rest of us computer illiterates hope.:)

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  4. oh sweetie I am so in awe of you even trying! even though you may have spent hours on the computer it's still a 'foreign language' and requires thought and translation for our brains to understand!

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  5. Whoo-hoo someone who will finally understand all this and help us who don't..because you have been there!! Looking forward to what ever you do with your graduation knowlkedge!!
    And as I told my children..do your best..and that's all you can do!!Own it and be proud of it!!

    Praying for you..Cindy
    Rick-Rack and Gingham

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  6. Go for it! I think it is great. You are going to learn so much!

    Becky K.

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  7. I know you can do it!!!!! It sounds like greek now, but it will all sink in really soon....
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  8. sounds like a great class! Maybe one I should take...haha. Believe me, blogging has opened my eyes to everything that goes into creating anything online. And I am still scratching the surface. Love the beautiful pictures. I am your new follower!

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  9. Angels abound so hang in there and you can do it!!!

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  10. The thing albout glasses... mine are usually hanging under my nose like a mustache (they don't stay on top of my head) so I can see things close up, then I have to shift them over my eyes to see into the distance. One of the 'perks' of having years! Yes, I'll send a prayer your way - YOU CAN DO IT! ::Jill

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  11. Kathy, one of my son's teachers had a saying that I've adopted for myself: "Fake it until you can make it." I've done a whole lots of fakin' but it's also allowed me to "make it" sometimes.

    BTW, I just ordered the green house cottage pillow to keep my (your) other 2 house pillows company----if you keep making these pillows, and I keep buying them, pretty soon I'll have a neighborhood!

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  12. WOW. Congrats for venturing into uncharted territory and stretching yourself. You are a motivator for all of us. The angels will be by your side! I wish I knew more about the computer. I just "fly by the seat of my pants". Sometimes it works - sometimes it doesn't and I find myself spending lots of time digging out of the mess I have made. Good Luck. You are admired.

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  13. Don't they have the Suzuki method or something? Tell them you want an Elmo to click on! (you should hear my Elmo voice...)
    I KNOW you'll do it. And some of us old friends might get really nice websites because of it...and get famous and rich because of it...
    We are clinging to hope because of you...don't let us dowwwwn ;)

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  14. I promise I will because I know how frustrating it can be when just OOOOONNNNEEE teensy tiny thing is outta whack, chick. It can drive you up the proverbial wall and to eat chocolate by the box.....Trust me!!!
    xoxo,
    Connie

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  15. Kathy, I feel your pain! I just finished up a class in Adobe Illustrator and it was hard! There were lots of assumptions in this class too...and it was on a mac and I have a pc at home. There was a wonderful lady next to me too...we helped each other and had some laughs about the younger people being so far ahead of us!

    Stick "toitiveness" will help us in the end! Good luck and you can do it,

    annie

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  16. You can do it Kathy! You've already done the hardest part ~ getting yourself to that first class and walking in the door! You'll catch on quickly, I know you will!
    Hugs,
    Dawn

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  17. Bless your heart! I totally understand. I took a basic HTML class a couple of years ago. The Geek sounded Greek to me!!! LOL
    Good luck!

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  18. Kathy,

    You're going to do fine . . after awhile, all second nature to you. Good luck kiddo!

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  19. You can do it! You can do it! You can do it! Just imagine all of us out here cheering you on. We support your endeavors!

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  20. Such a funny but true post...nothing is like it was in the 70's. Speaking of jaw dropping, I saw your beautiful heart for Jack over at Daisy Cottage...it is incredible.

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  21. :) Good for YOU!
    Hi, My name is Valentina and I came over from Kim's when I saw your beautiful heart for Jack and Tabatha.
    I am so happy to meet you!
    Valentina from Cyprus

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  22. hang in there friend! what an adventure!
    blessings,
    aimee

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  23. Not only CAN you do it, you WILL do it because you ARE doing it.
    You will do it and we will be there waiting for you at the finish line. I'm so proud of you - you go girl... all of the hard work is going to be worth it.

    Love,
    Kim

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  24. I love "C gets you a degree"! Brilliant!!

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  25. I'm still chuckling over the "C gets you a degree" quote! And your commentary, of course.

    Sue - your new bff!

    Why do our eyes fail us now when we still have so much to see? Praying!!

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  26. Sweet friend, my favorite saying - even before Nike came out with it- was JUST DO IT! You are so smart and we all know that you will come through this class with flying colors!

    ((hugs))
    Becky

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  27. Yikes, sounds tough but I know you can do it!

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  28. Good for you! your family must be very proud that your doing this and remember your whole blog family is right behind you cheering you on!!

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  29. Well done.... keep going and going and going... you'll definitely make it!!

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  30. Oh MY goodness.........GOOD for you....I am sooo impressed. I hope you have a blast.

    Warm blessings,
    Spencer

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  31. Hi Kathy
    That's exciting that you are back in school now. Just relax. You'll do great. I know you will!
    Hugs, Rhondi

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  32. Oh, my friend, you are going to OK! I just know it. You sensed God leading you to do this and you're right where HE wants you. One of these days it will all come together and you will feel like you've always known it all forever! I'm praying for you and asking for God's grace to make it through each day.
    ~Adrienne~

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  33. You are one brave girl! My prayers are with you! Mimi

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  34. Good Luck with the class I am sure you will do well
    Alison

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  35. 30 days from now you will look back on this and laugh! You will be a pro! Good for you for taking that first big leap!

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  36. Hang in there, girl! I'm sure it will get easier. The main thing is that you are out there trying and doing. Yay you!

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  37. Hi Kathy,
    Just catching up on your posts. I know how difficult this might be, because when I worked in the MIS department at Morgan Stanley, the code that they so easily talked about, was difficult for me to relate to. It's like speaking a completely different language. Writing code more than creating pretty graphics. You will be great, remember familiarity does not make for a genius. Just because other classmates might be familiar does not mean they have your same talents and skill set. You will be brilliant at this.

    Karen

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