Saturday, 14 January 2012

Customised Hiragana and Katakana Wallpaper

I've had another request to customise a wallpaper but this time from someone I've never met! This time it's a Katakana one. But I was looking at the Hiragana ones I did before and I realised that the background pixel resolution of those were not good so decided to make another one since I now know not just my partner will be using them!

I have taken out the older versions so here is the Katakana wallpaper, and the new version of Hiragana wallpaper with a better background resolution. I've reduced the character chart size down slightly to give just a little a bit more space for your desktop icons (if you are anything like me, and have loads). Changed the original Katakana chart to make the characters pop out a little, giving a slight 3D effect.

Please feel free to download and use them. I hope they will help you learn Japanese faster!

Download Katakana Wallpaper Here
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Download Hiragana Wallpaper Here
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Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Hand coding

I've been researching the right way to build website and it seems the proper way is to hand code from scratch. So since I had a nice long Christmas break ahead of me, I decided to go the whole way and start learning HTML5 and CSS.   

I've finished reading the book "Build Your Own Website The Right Way Using HTML & CSS" and there is sure a lot to take in! I can understand why people shun away from coding as it takes so much more time to set up a website than using a wysiwyg web design program. But it's in my nature to find out the intricacies of things so here I am starting out the fairly tedious process of learning how to code.

I have begun to code a version of my website and it'll be a while until I can say it is finished, but it's part of my learning process and it will enable me to be a better, (hopefully) wiser designer with a bit of developer's skills.