Wrap Up Day 2
It was actually quite a busy day after lunch. Our team tackled a number of issues that I at first thought were more trivial than they turned out to be. No big surprises there. What I did find novel was the experience of working with a team that possessed overlapping skills again, instead of being the lone specialist in one matter or another. This was very refreshing, and had me thinking about the pros and cons of the freelance lifestyle.
The problems we looked at today were:
Making sure that the website was automatically backing up (BlueHost does).
Troubleshooting the social media plugins that had stopped functioning, which involved tracking down some extension conflicts in Firefox.
Resolving some CSS issues that stood in the way of recreating the home page with a particular layout that the project manager had in mind. I learned a few things about stacked floated DIVs. I provided some insight on the use of CSS selectors.
Cleaned up some website cruft: old WordPress install and databases, for example.
Mixed in with this was a lot of snacking, Cinquo De Mayo celebration (though the caterer forgot to bring meat), movies, and prize draws. I wandered around a bit more to see what other people were doing with their coding and their design, which was gratifying. Again, I rarely get to work with people that have overlapping skills with me, and it’s apparent that it’s a wonderful thing to have available.
It’s 1AM and I’m about to crash. I know I have Groundhog Day Resolution to catch up on, but that might have to wait until Monday.