Its been a while

Submitted by Drupalguy on Tue, 06/17/2014 - 20:04

Its been a while

I have been really busy the last few day. On Saturday I finished the Views tutorial. It was very enlightening and its nice to be able to understand the makings of the different content types. I ended up using what I learned the next day after starting the Commerce KickStart Tutorial. Unfortunately the distribution changed a lot since the tutorial was done. It was a struggle but I did get a version of Drupal up that allowed me to be able to follow the tutorial, but that also meant that I had to use my lesson on Views to recreate some of then different content-types used in the commerce package. I felt proud to be able to figure that out myself.

On Tuesday I had an interview with a client for a web maintenance position.  He is looking for someone to maintain his e-store, someone to update the merchandise, create banners, do general upkeep of the website.  The interview went well and for a final test he asked that I create a banner so he can see what kind of what I can do.  I have never done a banner before, but luckily since I completed the Photoshop Tutorial, I had an idea HOW to make the banner.

I was up till 2am on Wednesday creating it.  Its pretty simple but it is done.  I went through a lot of images looking for inspiration (which, I thought, helped a lot with getting my ideas set).  It was a little shakey working with Photoshop at first, but I got through the process, and though it took me 3 hours to get this done, I'm confident the next time I do this I will be able to complete it in a 3rd of the time.  

Since the 4th of July is coming up I decided on a patriotic theme.

Here is the final product.

I received an email from the client acknowledging he receive the banner.  Now I get to wait to see if he decides to hire me of not.