January 2012 felt like it went on for ages, probably about eight weeks. So, February 1st today then is it? Oh.
When I first had the idea that became 12412 I wanted to try and make a little time each month to learn, or at least look at, something new. Of course back in the real world, there’s always a work thing or a family commitment to get in the way, so my own progress so far hasn’t been as good as I would have liked.
February was going to be about Kirby, a static site generator which came on to the radar after a Twitter conversation about requirements for a decent CMS. That hasn’t happened so far, but I do still want to look at it in a future month. However I have come up with an interesting combination of two other technologies I’ve used before, which I’ll post about here shortly.
March though, March will be different. As part of my personal development I’m taking myself on Remy Sharp’s Node workshop next week and can’t wait! I’ve used Node a little bit already, and now have it installed on my web hosting (I rebuilt my own site – ok, page – last weekend as a test) but I really want to get into the fundamentals of how it works and how to use it properly so this is a great opportunity. I’ve got a personal project that needs rebuilding and I want to do it in Node, so the bulk of that should (hopefully) become my March project.
I’ve also been delighted by the response to 12412 so far, with several people blogging about their own projects both here and elsewhere. I would like to get some more visibility of individual projects on the site, so that’s another little task to put some time into. Of course if you have any ideas about this yourself, our blog theme is on Github and we accept pull requests!
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