More Problems with the Website

The posts tab on this website has taken me more time than everything else put together, and so far I’ve used it less than any of the others.

The trouble has been with writing custom HTML and CSS (with a great deal of help from my brother, a patient software developer). Even now, as I write this, I have noticed that when I click on the posts tab the menu font at the top changes. I don’t know why this is, and frankly, I don’t want to know. It’s information I could do without.

Making the website has been very easy for the most part, but when it has been even slightly difficult I’ve immediately had no idea what to do. It has inspired me to learn more about coding. I spent a little bit of time learning Python last year, and I’m working up the courage to use it more systematically for data analysis. If nothing else, it will give me a new perspective. Perhaps one day I’ll move onto learning more about web development too, and when I do, maybe I can figure out how to stop the menu font changing. Until then, I’ll just deal with it. Which means you will too.

Conclusions:

  1. Talented siblings are a cheap and easy alternative to learning anything.
  2. I need to think more about what it feels like to be completely lost in code, especially when teaching beginners.
  3. Writing a blog post about a problem is easier than fixing it.

Update

Shortly after writing this I called my brother again and he told me how to fix it in under a minute. A happy ending, and if I’d waited just a few minutes another blog post could have been averted.

Greg Stride
Greg Stride
Politics PhD Candidate

My research interests include UK elections, election administration and public opinion

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