Thursday, May 27, 2010

What i have learnt

I have been in MPI104 for eleven working weeks now. I have learned many things from this course and no doubt will continue to use these skills as well as build upon them in the future.

RSS feeds were a very interesting and valuable thing to learn about, I now can subscribe to feeds that I wish to continue to be up to date with, this is very useful.
Learning CSS and HTML were very difficult for me but of what I have learned I found useful. The upside is that it is easy to search for preexisting codes or templates and use these.
iWeb is a very useful program that comes with Macintosh computers. I taught myself the basics of using this program and made an internet website. I used RSS feeds and Pipes to keep it connected with this blog and my classes MPI104 blog. RSS feeds are often embedded into websites by converting the HTML of the RSS feed into JavaScript. I put a Webpage Hit Counter onto my iWeb website to keep track of how many times my page had been visited, not unlike this page. I can also keep track of how many individual IP Addresses have visited these pages.
FTP or File Transfer Protocol is used to transfer files over a server and to another computer. Fetch is another Macintosh standard program which aids in doing this, it is also the program that I used to upload my iWeb to the internet on my Athene account.
In being in this course I have also learned more about my Yahoo! account, particularly in using Delicious and Flickr. Also I have grown accustomed using Google and Google Mail, in particular, Google Documents. Google can also be used to track RSS feeds, something I've already mentioned as being quite useful to be able to do.

I have learned quite a number of things in this course. These skills will surely prove useful in the future. I am glad that I have studied for this course and hope to improve my skills in this field.


  1. Looking good Sam. You have definitely mastered feeds and rss.

  2. Thanks, Bernard :D smiley face