It’s been a long time since I’ve done much of anything with HTML and/or CSS. I used to be a hardcore web developer, and I could spit out code in my sleep. Granted this was all before the days of HTML5 and CSS and I never really made the transition away from table driven layout and development.
Fast forward to this week when I needed to make a quick HTML page with two links on it for an event I’m doing. In the old days I would have simply whipped out a table with two cells and placed the content in different <td>’s in the same row. But, it’s 2017, and I should know better. So, with much angst and continual Googling I managed to create what I needed using standard CSS layout. It’s basic and simple, but it’s all I needed.
As I was working on this it reminded me of how I enjoyed some of this work back in the day. It’s not something I’d want to go back to full-time or anything like that, but it was fun for a bit. It almost made me feel a bit younger, like I had been transported back to my late 20s, cranking out code by hand. And to top it all off, I did it using the Caret text editor on my Chromebook. Nothing like throwing in a little bit extra of a challenge.