Well this has been quite the semester, I ultimately bit off more than I could chew with my website (though perhaps less than the final state of the site might suggest,more on that later). I certainly learned a great deal in this course, that tends to happen alot when I’m in over my head.
All that said I don’t want to give the impression that I disliked the class, I really appreciate that it tried to introduce us to so much instead of just covering the bare minimum. It gave me a better idea of what sort of technology and tools were out there instead of pretending the field was static. There really wasn’t enough time in a semester to really cover everything in sufficient depth (well maybe enough to cover it, just not enough to learn it) and the large number of topics might have made some of my time management issues worse (I personally tend to be alot more productive when I can really focus on one thing for a reasonable chunk of time, jumping from topic to topic too often hurts my productivity). I still think I learned a great deal more in this class than I would have if the scope had been less ambitious, even if it made me a little uncomfortable at times (actually me being uncomfortable is probably a good indicator that I’m learning something)