The Micro Manor

The Micro Manor - student project

The Micro Manor - image 1 - student project

Hi all,

I am a product designer, just starting out, and would like to learn how to design my own site. I just signed up for WordPress, and hope this class will help me with that as well.

My design focus is products for small, limiting living spaces which including metropolitan living; transient habitation such as apartments; institutional or temporary housing such as college dorms, shelters, even guest rooms; and specialized living situations.

I know that this is a 101 class, but my goal is an ecommerce site. Shooting for the stars, hope to hit the moon…will settle for the top of a mountain.

I wish you all well and I am excited to see how all our projects turn out.




Still stuck on the homework? I cannot figure out how to get past 

4. External Style Sheets.  in the Code Academy I keep getting an error 

Oops, try again! You forgot to copy and paste the CSS style for 'p.neat-word'!

Oops, try again! You forgot to copy and paste the CSS style for 'p'! 

I don't know what I am doing wrong.  I would so love to get past this.


Finally finished Lesson- except for the first page of 4. External Style Sheets'p.neat-word' part.

The Micro Manor - image 2 - student project


April 17, 2013

I think I am learning, but am slow in applying everything I have learned. I hope you all are progressing as well.

I am having  browser issues. I listened to the lesson on the Dom but have not had a chance to appy it. So the site does not look the same on Internet Explorer as in Chrome or Firefox.

However, I have been able to apply the lessons on CCS and I found a lesson on tables. I noted the link on my site if anyone wants to go there as well. 

Please visit

I look forward to viewing your sites as well.

Have a great day all!


April 17, 2013

I have learned much this weekend. I have completed section 4; used the Chrome Dom and created the email form.

However, I could not quite figure out how to validate my email button, or how to link email to me- but I don't think that is in the lesson. I am starting out on lesson 5 now. How is everyone else coming along?

 April 30, 2013

Hi all,

Ok,I have as much completed as I am able to do by today. Please visit my site

and also vist the blog

If you see things change as you are there, I am still working. I am going to visit everyone's site as well. 

May 14, 2013

Hi all,

Yes I know the class is over but I just recieved an email stating that reviews are comming soon. I wanted to update my project becauseI just made my first Wordpress Theme from code!

I used a tutorial from by Keenan Payne from here is the link to the tut if anyone wants to play with their own themes.

It is an old tut so if you want to use it you need to refert to the WP Codex site for updates. It is still a work in progress but here is is.

the other sites from this class are and

 I look forward to seeing all your sites progress as well.