One thing that I haven’t managed to fully get the hang of yet is seperating my general lifestyle from my work lifestyle. In many ways, they are completely contrasting and it is a very weird concept that you should combine them. Usually, I like to keep my personal life and my work life separate, but sometimes this does overlap and it is very difficult to keep them from each other.programmer-lifestyle

Usually, I’m talking about what I like to get up to in my personal life and the things that I like tend to vary a lot. I especially like to learn about different people and what really makes them tick, which is vry interesting if you then compare it to what I’m used to. Because I’ve lived a sheltered life as a programmer, I like to take the time to learn about this new stuff.

When I’m learning about new things like this, it really gives me the opportunity to experience a ton of different things that I wouldn’t have been able to in the past. I’ve ideal for someone like me who isn’t used to living life differently and outside of my comfort zone – I need to learn about new things, and often!

Lifestyle of a Programmer

Most of my days are taken up by my computer. You might think “wow, that’s kind of sad” and I wouldn’t blame you for thinking this way. But, you should consider the fact that it is my career, and I’m going to be putting in 60-70 hours a week into programming. A lot with this, I love gaming and movies, so a good 80-90 hours of my total week are spent in front of a screen.

This doesn’t leave much room for a social life, unfortunately!

Hopefully in the future, I can try and increase the amount of stuff I get to do in my social life by joining societies and the gym. Joining the gym recently has given me the chance to meet a lot of new people, which I am extremely grateful for and I wouldn’t have had the chance to do so without this.

Overall, I am pretty happy with my programmer lifestyle the majority of the time. I can do whatever I want as I am self employed, which is extremely important to me. It’s a great lifestyle, and I would recommend it to anyone!

Online, one of the most commonly asked quesions is what type of html list will automatically place a number in front of the items? Well, the answer is pretty simple, though we don’t blame you from not knowing the answer to this difficult questions. The answer is..

An Ordered List.

Also commonly referred to in shorthand as an OL, ordered lists are one of the most commonly uses things in HTML and the likelihood is if you’re learning about this kind of stuff this won’t be the last time that you have to look at ordered lists.

What is the code for an Ordered List?

Well, the code is as follows;






Now, if you write this in the text part of your WordPress or other CMS system, it should appear as below;

  1. One
  2. Two
  3. Three

Ordered lists are extremely useful for your website and will help the appearance drastically. There’s also some research that using an ordered list will make you more apparent and credible in Google’s eyes, which is an advantage for any SEO’s out there.

Ok.. So what’s the code for an unordered list?

Well, it’s extremely similar as you might expect. See below;






This should appear as so;


  • One
  • Two
  • Three

Unordered lists definitely have their place in HTML too, and are actually more frequently uses amongst marketers who do not want to list their items in order.

Which should I use?

Well, it’s completely down to the individual whether or not you want to list your items or you wish to use a less ordered option. If you’re creating a shopping list, use an ordered list. If you’re making bullet points about the benefits of healthy eating, then an unordered list would be the best option to use.

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Many people have asked me throughout the years how long it took me to get to learn what I know about HTML. I w ould consider myself to be somewhat of an HTML expert, hence why I created HTML5Pioneer, to try and help people understand how HTML works. So, how long does it take to learn HTML? Well, this is kind of a trick question. Why? Well..

You’ll never completely learn HTML.

It’s always changing. It’s forever changing by definition in fact, so you’ll never technically learn HTML to it’s full potential, and neither will I. Now, another question that you might ask it; how long does it take to get to a decent level of HTML knowledge? Well, for that I might give you a slightly less cryptic answer.

No, I definitely don’t agree with the gentleman above that you can learn HTML in 12 minutes, this is ridiculous. A more realistic expectation may be;

Around 500 hours.

Yes, that’s my personal opinion that it will take you this long to get to a really proficient standard of HTML. This means that it will take you over a year of working on learning HTML if you spend one hour per day learning.

Or, if you’re extremely driven, you could learn HTML pretty in depth within the space of a month if you’re willing to put the hours into it. This means full time days and a lot of concentration.

In reality, it would be perfect to find a happy medium. No one wants to spend 12 hours a day learning HTML, not even me! If you can spare 10 hours per week to dedicate to learning HTML, you should be up to speed within a year and I wold estimate at that point you would be at a good enough standard to charge for your services.

Of course, there are many different branches of HTML that you’ll need to learn, so be willing to use your brain to the best of it’s capabilities!