The Common Cold

Posted on February 16th, 2010 by Kirsty Adams

Also known as: (viral upper respiratory tract infection (VURI), acute viral nasopharyngitis, acute viral rhinopharyngitis, acute coryza, or a cold). It is a contagious, viral infectious disease of the upper respiratory system, primarily caused by rhinoviruses, (picornaviruses) or coronaviruses.

And I have it! Its horrible, its snotty, and its ridiculously inconvenient. It makes you sneeze at the exact WRONG times, e.g. in a lecture room full of students in the middle of a lecture right when you need the name of a case, or when you’re having a one-to-one with your tutor and you have no tissue at hand, it makes your nose run constantly, and the most awful sound you can possibly make is coming out of your nose!

My process on learning HTML is verrryy slow. Its complex, confusing and c…c…c…complicated! In all honesty I have absolutely no idea what to do with it all. I’m viewing the source on nearly every webpage I look at and I’m just like…eh?! It reminds me of crazy alien writing that you might see in films. Kind of like when people go exploring and they come across all of the wall markings. The only difference is, someone is normally able to read them…I’m NOT that person!! Oh my goodness me…

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2 Responses to “The Common Cold”

  1. A lot of web pages have a lot of extra nonsense in them to do fancy things like JavaScript. Just leap in and start writing a short page about yourself from scratch. You’ll find that bottom-up (adding stuff gradually as you understand it) is a lot easier than top-down (starting with the whole thing and trying to decrypt it).

  2. Profile photo of Sue Watling Sue Watling says:

    Alternatively (if you’re not already doing this) open a blank Dreamweaver page, type in some text, then change to split screen mode so you can compare your text with the html. Good for getting used to basic editing tags, formatting and tables – and also sssshhhhhhhh but it’s a fine substitute for the whole html mystery!
    Good luck.
    Sue

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