[WP Theme Dev w/ 3TS] Going Back to Basics
I figured in the beginning that learning straight to the 3Ts would have a lot of learning curve, but I never thought that the curve would be that very steep. I haven’t progressed much with the course presented by Build Awesome Sites and still stuck with the setup. Actually, I had my first taste with the Timber basics and somewhat refreshing with what I know about Twig. I couldn’t remember when I had my first taste of Twig, but I am familiar with the PHP templating system for sure. Either way, I ended up following along with the video while trying to understand what we’ve been doing all this time. Maybe I’ll go back to the Udemy course or even furthermore by refreshing with basic WP theme development and basic PHP even. I actually found (and enrolled) in a TailwindCSS-specific course, so I’ll also be spending time with it as well.
Maybe I can finally rebuild my mini-portfolio using Tailwind CSS too. I thought about using WP at first but then the site would feel really bloated, so I decided to just use standard HTML/CSS one-page instead. It’s only a portfolio showcasing a few samples of my work, but I feel like I want to build more into it than the usuals. There is indeed so much that I could do, but until then.
As mentioned above, I decided to build my basics bootcamp course, coming from different sources that I’ve already paid for some ages ago. I’m just happy that these are unlimited courses. I’m one of those infamous hoarders of courses in which I purchase them but never actually start with them until much, much later. I’m guilty with that and I need to stop with that habit:
- Web Designer Track (Skillcrush Break Into Tech Program)1
- PHP for WordPress Development (Udemy)
- The complete PHP Full Stack Web Developer Bootcamp (Udemy)
- Tailwind CSS (Udemy)2
I’m also currently taking an SQL Development Bootcamp course at Udemy, but that’s more for data science/data analytics-related course. However, knowing SQL also helps working with the WordPress-powered databases quickly and efficiently when needed, but I didn’t include this particular course on my basics bootcamp list.
There are also some times that I do get distracted away from my code learning through my new/personal guilty pleasures. That’s why they’re called guilty pleasures. None of them (or maybe some?) are code learning-related, but in a way, they can be.
- Drawing in a Diary (Class 101)3
- Playing three mobile games on my phone: Elnea Kingdom, Tears of Themis, and Age of Phoenix – because why not?
- Watching anime here and there on both Crunchyroll and Netflix.
- When in the mood, watching a variety of Asian dramas, especially period dramas and movies.4
- My toddler nephew. Yes, he’s that lovable.
I eventually want to build my art portfolio on its own domain. But because I love to build things with my own "hands," I plan on using my newly-learned skills on development WP themes with the 3Ts5 and hopefully rebuild all of my WP-powered sites with a more optimized custom theme. That would be a major challenge, of course.
And…. maybe make more art that somehow relates to code.
Lastly, I’m discovering this whole no code methods in web development and in some cases, AI/Machine Learning. I’m interested in this too!
Some Extra Notes...
- This is like back in college/university days again. I earned my BFA in Visual Communication with courses similar to the track syllabus.
- The course by Build Awesome Sites also has a Tailwind CSS module, but I also want to learn in-depth of this CSS framework and not just the basics.
- Please follow my art & fiction blog, Adri Mars INK, for an upcoming course review, as well as my past art course reviews too, if you’re into art as I am.
- I am Asian after all – my Asian-ness kicks in whenever
- Timber, Twig, and Tailwind CSS