Copyright has always been a daunting subject to me. There are some many “ifs, ands, and buts” to the code that I have been begrudgingly aware of the restrictions placed on my online presence. This week, in EdTech 502, we created a scavenger hunt activity about copyright law. My web page focused on the basics of copyright including public domain and fair use. The content for this activity was not incredibly difficult, especially after finding some great online sources. But the web page had some increased complexity that threw me for a loop. Everything was fine and dandy until I came to the CSS link selectors a:link, a:visited, a:hover, a:focus, and a:active. It simply was not working until I read ahead in the HTML and CSS book that the selectors had to be in a specific order. Well, I felt like quite a bonehead after reading that.
On top of the lessons learned in CSS, the scavenger hunt was a multi-page web page. At first, I worried that it was going to take me forever to replicate the styling from the scavenger hunt page, but it turned out to be quite easy.
I feel like my CSS and HTML abilities are slowly building and am no longer quite as intimidated by the instructional videos not being as in-depth toward the end of the class. Here’s to many more web pages in my future!