This week Jess let me chair the meeting again at Toastmasters. It’s good practice for sure and I’ve made up my mind that I’m definitely running for president in the club executive elections on May 27th. On my way to Toastmasters I even thought of a good argument for why they should vote for me. I’d tell you, but then I’d have to kill you (or bring down your website). I’m saving it for the actual election speech. I’m actually really excited about it and I feel myself opening up more and becoming a lot more comfortable with Toastmasters, speaking, and being myself around strangers in general.
I finished the flash book Leigh had ordered for me, and the satisfying part of it is that I knew about 98% of what it taught. My first project is going to be a Netgenetix social photo gallery which Leigh wants me to treat as a real project with a project brief, a timeline, and deliverables. That should be interesting in terms of the timeline/deliverables, only because I’ll be working on it in my free time, not on a daily basis like a client project. Who knows what client work may fill up my time in the coming weeks?
I’ve come across some awesome design/development articles and pages in the past week that I’d like to share. Take a gander, I’m sure you’ll find at least one of them useful or inspiring!
- • Create an Image Rotator with CSS/jQuery
- • 40 Tutorials for Creating Highly Detailed Icons
- • 26 Horizontal Websites for Inspiration
- • 20+ Brilliant List Styling Techniques
- • Meagan Fisher – An Inspiring Designer
- • The World’s Largest Free Textures Site
- • Run Several Versions of IE on your PC
… and you can see more of my cool website discoveries by following me on Delicious.Design, Development, Education, Netgenetix, Toastmasters