With three certifications down and the newest one in User Interface Design, the reconstruction of the site here will ultimately achieve a few new goals -- much better mobile compatibility, complete the validation to HTML 5 standards, and a bit of a new look and feel. I still love the original theme that I'd gone with for my site, but I realize not everybody enjoys a dark theme. When I have time, I think it would be ideal to offer theme options, but in the meantime, I'm going to go with something more neutral and professional.
After having now earned my 2nd web-based certification, I felt like it was time to redesign my page a bit. The last major update was years ago except for small additions here and there. If you happen to be seeing this and things look a bit wonky, bear with me ;)
After just 30 days in school, I'm over 40% done with my program. I've also just earned my first (of 6) certifications yesterday -- CIW Site Development Associate. The progress is going to be a bit slower now that I've knocked out almost all of the gen-ed classes and will be primarily focused on the harder core classes now, but I'm fairly confident with the pace I've maintained that I may have a good chance to complete the entire program within my first 6-month term. That term should end toward the end of November I believe - and as these classes should be much more "fun" (well, my kind of fun) I hope to remain just as engaged all the way through.
Development is a bit slowed down right now. With having just started classes and having the opportunity and motivation to complete them as quickly as possible, I've been pouring a lot of my free time into schooling so I can knock out my Bachelors in Software Development as quickly as possible.
Classes started on the 1st, and I should have the first 6-month term completed by the end of this week. I don't expect to keep up this pace as the courses increase in difficulty, but my goal is to have the degree completed within a year, and hoping for this year if time permits.
I realize not many are reading my updates, but I appreciate the support I've had from friends this year. After a very rough start to the year, I decided to focus only on the positive, and improve myself in every way possible. More to come soon. :)
Now that the construction system is nearing completion, new bugs have appeared in the original system for storing items in storage containers. This was to be expected, as I added a lot of new changes into the classes that were originally responsible for items and dropped blocks, and changed a lot of the now-outdated functionality.
Normally I would rely on debugging through the Unity console, but instead I decided to add a few quality of life upgrades before looping back to combat the problem. Most notably, I've integrated floating text and floating progress bars for actions such as digging and building, which was actually helpful not just in development but will also serve a great purpose in the actual gameplay (after some formatting and polishing - everything is going to stay pretty ugly for a while).
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