Coming back to FCC means redoing the challenges and this time I’ve tried to push myself where I can.
This is my compulsory portfolio page: https://codepen.io/JammyPiece/pen/pwVrog
It’ll be nice to finally get some projects on it.
I’m still here! Or rather, my computer is still here and I’ve been hiding in a corner not touching it for a long while- the depression having put a kabosh on any motivation I had. So, I’m about to relaunch into making my own private portfolio site. I’d started it but then abandoned it. I think I was trying to do too much too soon and burnt out. But that way, I’ll never succeed.
So, I’ve gone to Dev.to for some uplifting reads, watched some ChristheFreelancer videos on youtube and am minutes away from jumping back on the horse, if only I could remember which way round the horse should face…
I’ve been working through my Sam’s textbook at a steady rate. It’s good as there’s not too little, nor too much code to copy. I continue to develop my website- it’s really basic and chunky and horrible at the moment. But I know I’ll get to jazz it up with bootstrap once I get back on Free Code Camp. What a knowledge of html or css won’t help with is the poor quality photo- note to self: take a better one in work clothes…
I’ve had 2 major learning points since I last wrote. The first was -webkit/-moz pre-fixes alongside the column lines. I love the simplicity of the wording. Also, I was having difficulties with the headings inside the column wandering off to sit where they wanted. However, I eventually discovered that the ‘page-break-inside:always’ did the trick.
copied learned from the book. So, behold the wonderous borders. Be amazed at the use of a box shadow and blinded by central alignment of my text here. It took me 2 bloody hours of going round in circles losing my alignments and chasing the rectangles around. It won’t win any design awards but it’s as done as I can think to make it right now. I did also learn about wrappers/containers and how to overlap text on a shape so it was a good exercise in itself. However. No more excuses and back to DOMs tomorrow.
Somehow, everything came together and I have a first attempt at a professional website completed. There’s already more that I want to change having looked more critically at every website I’ve visited since. I’m still having problems getting bootstrap navbars to load but I’m seeking help on the fcc forums. Next up is JavaScipt!
Well, the basics are at least. I’ve been learning about making checkboxes and radial buttons as well as how to override css. I’ve started making notes of each new point in my super-duper new notebook which will be my friend during freeCodeCamp. The next section is on using Bootstrap (?!)
I had a peek at someone else’s ‘tribute’ page. This is a beginners’ task I’ve yet to reach. It was a really cool page on the glories of the sloth. The second beginners’ task is to start a portfolio of work.
FreeCodeCamp has an interesting magazine style news site at https://medium.freecodecamp.com
My favourite was this. I love travel and I love the concept of being able to go abroad for a few weeks at a time while working but getting to explore more of local life than you would on a 1 week beach holiday.
Anyway, lots of ideas and motivation today even if the output has yet to match it all…
Well, today is day 1 in becoming a front-end web developer. I’m mainly using Free Code Camp but I’m also using Codecademy as well. Tomorrow, I’ll tell you more about me and my journey. Over time, I’m hoping this site will develop as I progress. Do say hello in the comments!