While I’ve been finding this course a little underwhelming, I did get to check out jQuery UI for the first time.
According to the jQuery UI website:
This first pen uses dragable(), resizable(), and droppable() functions, and they’re all what they sound like. dragable() allows you to drag an item across the window, resizable() let’s you resize an object, and droppable() makes an object able to accept another object dropping down on it.
This second pen uses accordion() to make a divs within a container collapse and expand like an accordion when clicked. And sortable() which let’s you sort items on a list on the screen.
However, this is also an opportunity for me to add some other basic skills to my toolbox. I worked with PHP and SQL in undergrad, so it may actually be nice to refresh my memory with a crash course. I did the same thing recently with the Java course on Codecademy. It may also come in handy in case I decide to take up a side hustle and do freelancing for WordPress sites. Maybe I’ll be amazing at it. Maybe I’ll even enjoy it. Who knows?
I think I just talked myself into continuing the course…