I’ll try to go in roughly chronological order…
HTML / CSS Training
Early in the week, between CoLA Refresh Tasks, I finished the HTML/CSS training in JSFiddle. The training went over the basics of text styling and headers, and asked me to create a themed site.
The training took much less time than I expected, but it was still very useful.
Photo Sourcing and Color Grading Training
Later in the week, I ran into a Refresh task (more on that later) that required photo sourcing, so Ingrid directed me to this training. As with previous photo editing trainings, I found the light touch (color matching) more difficult than dramatic, stylized edits (color grading). Also, I may or may not have less red cones in my eye than Abriella, according to a color sensitivity test she made me take.
CoLA Refresh Project
Besides a million little sidetasks, one of the earliest things I did this week for the Refresh project was cross-check a list of minors and certificates which was different on the CoLA and Catalog websites. For this I made a word document. The formatting was a little difficult.
It worked well enough, but I learned my lesson and made a proper spreadsheet for my next big cross-checking task I picked up: fixing the banner images for every language page. These had assorted issues ranging from low-resolution backgrounds to mistranslations. This is still a work in progress as of writing, but it’s going pretty well.
Along with numerous spreadsheet functions, I also learned how to make a simple animated GIF in Photoshop for this comparison of different fonts.
Ending this week feeling… professional! Look at me, I made a whole spreadsheet! I’m gonna have to start wearing a suit and tie to work…