Announcing Two New Non-Credit Classes at Clark College

I’m happy to announce two new exciting “non-credit” courses that are being offered this Fall through Clark College that I wanted you to know about! Develop Web Pages Using HTML & CSS Level 1 – The first section of this course starts on October 12, 2020, and runs for 3 weeks. Classes are on ZoomContinue reading “Announcing Two New Non-Credit Classes at Clark College”

I Do Not Agree

Going to shit 2015 is when web development went to shit. Web development used to be nice. You could fire up a text editor and start creating JS and CSS files. You can absolutely still do this. That has not changed. So yes, everything I’m about to say can be invalidated by saying that. ReadContinue reading “I Do Not Agree”

Here’s what I am teaching this winter at Clark College

For the winter quarter I will be teaching the following courses at Clark College in Vancouver, Washington: CTEC 121: Intro to Programming and Problem Solving (Python) – 5 credits CTEC 122: HTML Fundamentals (HTML/HTML5/CSS) – 4 credits CTEC 127: PHP/MySQL 1 – 5 credits If you are interested in taking any of these classes please letContinue reading “Here’s what I am teaching this winter at Clark College”

This is why I teach at Clark College

I just received this message from a graduate of the Clark College Web Development program: Hey Bruce! Just wanted to say hi and give you an update. I’ve been at my front end developer job for almost three months and I received an awesome 90 day review from my employer (they had nothing bad toContinue reading “This is why I teach at Clark College”

A Complete Guide to Flexbox

The Flexbox Layout (Flexible Box) module (currently a W3C Last Call Working Draft) aims at providing a more efficient way to lay out, align and distribute space among items in a container, even when their size is unknown and/or dynamic (thus the word “flex”). The main idea behind the flex layout is to give theContinue reading “A Complete Guide to Flexbox”

Where you can find me for the next few months

Here’s my teaching schedule for the Winter Quarter at Clark College: Monday/Wednesday: CTEC 121 – Intro to Programming and Problem Solving at Clark College/Washington State University (2-4:20pm/Room 104) Tuesday/Thursday: CTEC 122 – HTML Fundamentals (12-1:50pm/Room SHL 124) and CTEC 127 – PHP with SQL (3:30-5:50pm/Room SHL 124) My office is SHL 127 located in Scarpelli Hall.

Two Years as a College Professor

This month I completed my second year as a professor at Clark College. In that time I have taught HTML Fundamentals, JavaScript, Intro to Programming and Problem Solving with Python, PHP with SQL 1 and PHP with SQL 2. In that time I have taught 500 students, received the 2013 Exceptional Faculty Award and haveContinue reading “Two Years as a College Professor”

Derek Featherstone: CSS, Accessibility, and You

Here’s a free, hour-long talk that Derek Featherstone recently delivered at the CSS Developer Conference in New Orleans. When most people think about accessibility, they think about HTML as the foundation for accessibility. It makes perfect sense — strong semantic HTML has a huge impact on a visually impaired person using a screen reader. But,Continue reading “Derek Featherstone: CSS, Accessibility, and You”