Cambridge and Somerville brunchmates, you can keep track of upcoming local meetups here: http://www.meetup.com/bostonphp....
We meet for an hour every Sunday at 10.30am at Panera Bread near Porter Square. Generally, the agenda is free form - we review a chapter and help each other understand code snippets from the exercises.
Did I mention they have free parking? Please RSVP if you can make it.
1 · January 23, 2012
Hi! I could meet in Providence or Taunton, MA.
I put in a third on the Providence area. I live in Berkley, MA, but Providence is actually a shorter trip for me than Boston/ Cambridge. I also have an available location for anyone who can meet in Taunton, MA. It is a nightclub in the evening but we could use the space during the day or I could schedule us sometime between the "doors open" time and the time the entertainment begins. If there is any interest I will create the meetup.
0 · January 4, 2012
I've just started, so I'm expecting it will get better... but I'm already pretty frustrated!
a) simple proofreading could eliminate much redundancy in opening chapters - I question the value of a text with so much irrelevant repetition.
b) Why a printed textbook instead of on-line material? - tiny font is hard to read (note pg 31, which is practically illegible), a problem easily solved on computer, while examples & links would be much more accessible on-line.
I'm hoping it will get better - there's important info here that I need to see!
0 · January 1, 2012
@Joss @Robin @Naro -- Feel free to go to the Home page and click the "+ Schedule a New Meetup" link. Boston|Alston|Brighton|Brookline will easily comprise a large pool of participants. You can use Peter's True North HTML5 Brunch as an example ~~ http://bit.ly/srR7wS
1 · December 28, 2011
Two thoughts: 1) If there are folks who would rather meet in person in Providence than Boston, I could coordinate a Providence location for us all (otherwise I can make a few of the Boston in-person meetings). 2) I think the JQuery follow-on should be a definite and if anyone needs help coordinating it, they could consider me keen to help out. This is exactly what the world needs right now so let's all make this a showcase example of how well this form of learning can thrive! Yip.
1 · December 17, 2011
Those graphical code examples only seem to be in the early chapters of the Kindle Version. In the later chapters they are plain text with code chances in red.
However, keep an eye out for typos in the book, such as <aside="articleaside"> should be <aside class="articleaside"> in lesson 6.
0 · December 16, 2011
Janet I was just noticing that myself. My text wouldn't style purple until I went back, zoomed with full screen zoom on the Mac, and noticed the dot. Once again, publishers are giving short shrift to the Kindle version - very annoying. I bought an iPad recently and have had much better luck with books in ePub format.
0 · December 16, 2011
I bought the Kindle version, and was indeed able to download the videos and sample code.
One downside to the electronic version is that the code snippets are graphics, and they aren't zoomable. They render in about an 8 pt font. In a few places, this matters. (Example - Ch 2 external CSS illustration step 4, the dot before the .purple selector is nearly invisible.) I'm reading with the Mac kindle and Cloud Reader apps on my laptop desktop monitor.
0 · December 16, 2011
How was the meetup last Sunday in Porter Sq? Is there another meeting scheduled for this Sunday or are we waiting until the start of class?
0 · December 15, 2011
@Barb - If you can stop by for a while that would be great.
I was planning to go from 8 or 8:30 to 10 or 10:30.
@Michael Bourque - I put a calendar request on the Meetup Calendar for this Sunday. Can you do your moderator magic and add it to the official schedule? Thanks
0 · December 7, 2011
I just posted the HTML5 Brunch Master Discussion List <<< http://bit.ly/s23oed >>>. The next target is to assemble a master e-mail list (via Meetup). I will provide further details once this is complete. Special thanks to Peter (Burlington) and Ray (Cambridge) for setting up local meetups. I can tell this is going to be a fun team to work with!
0 · December 6, 2011