document.write but was doing the job (not on Internet Explorer 6-8, though).
Afterward, I worked several days so that the background color of a website adapts to the time of the day. Bright background during the day, dark during the night, pink fading at sun rise, orange at sunset.
Then a small script to display/hide a description of some item on a click.
I’ve had a small class at ENSEIRB-MATMECA on “Web and XML technologies”, but I haven’t really learned anything more on HTML/JS/CSS
I’ve been involved with other students in a web project that was a collaboration between my school and a company. But no one ever reviewed our code.
I’ve read things on blogs. John Resig, Nicholas Zakas, Mozilla Hacks, Kangax, Paul Irish, to name a few.
I’ve watched talks given by Douglas Crockford (in real too during my year at UCSD!!), John Resig and so many others.
I’ve listened to each and every episode of “a minute with Brendan”.
I’ve registered and participated to the WHATWG mailing-list. And more recently on the ECMAScript mailing-list (es-discuss)
I’ve created some very modest projects on Github. I’ve worked with airportyh on Github to add array extras to older browsers with good standard support.
I’ve reviewed test cases on test262.
Yet, without a degree, without any proof of my skill (not even with a badge 😉 ), I’ve had a contract to do company training. Someone has been able to see the passion, to see the skill, to see the intrisec value in what I could share regardless of the fact that I have no formal proof of my skill.
At the end of the training
Overall, I’ve been able to share language fundamentals, good practices, some patterns, I’ve been able to share my passions
I wish you, dear reader, to find your element(s) and to find one way or another to live in/with it, hopefully making a living out of it if it’s possible. You may not even need a degree as I hope I proved in this article.
Anyway, these last two days, I was in my element and it felt fucking good! I do wish you to have the occasion to feel the same.