Ross Douglas

Edinburgh never knew what it was about to spawn.




It was my birthday yesterday. I’m now 44 years old. Happy birthday to me and all that guff…

I’m about to start a college course in four days time and am both looking forward to it and also panicking at the thought. The course is a NPA in Web Design Fundamentals and Digital Media and while I do have a small knowledge on how to play around with a computer I’m pretty sure that I’ll be getting into things I know nothing of. I hereby promise I shall never again ridicule my mother for looking confused when I “Fix” her computer by searching on google…

The course paperwork says that at the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the main technical and design considerations in designing a website.
  • Produce and optimise graphics for the World Wide Web to a given brief.
  • Create a webpage for use on a web-server using basic HTML features.
  • Plan an animation for inclusion on a website.
  • Plan and design a digital narrative for inclusion on a website.
  • Create a digital narrative for inclusion on a website.
  • Test and Evaluate a digital narrative.
  • Produce a plan for the design and creation of a website to a clients requirement.
  • Construct and upload a website which includes text and graphics.
  • Test and evaluate a website.

Which is nice…

I get the feeling that a lot of those are things I’m familiar with from plunging around in the HTML of a couple of blogs and a couple are new. The animation and graphic sections could be fun to do. On thursday this week I have a welcome event. Classmates and lecturers will be met and I’ll find out more about start dates, funding and the like.

As I said I’m going to try to post at least one thing a day on here documenting my journey into further learning and hope you’ll drop by often and say hi.



Is a cruel mistress. Look what it did to me..

I went from this…


A youthful looking cherub I’m sure you will agree. To this…

Ross DouglasAvert your eyes at the hideousness!

And in only 35 years in two days time…

Work needed…

I’m looking for part time work in Edinburgh to fill in the time around the college course I’m starting on the 20th of August. Hours I can work are all day Saturday, all day Sunday and all day Monday.

My skills are social media, barwork, kitchen work including cooking and I am also a fully qualified fishmonger. Need someone to work in your fish themed bar and restaurant? I’m your man…

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