I’ve been away a while. Last week I was on holiday and the week preceding a holiday is always manic in work, so coding was at a minimum over this period. However I did find some time during my holidays to flit in and out of coding. In particular, as you may have noticed, I’ve joined freecodecamp.com and started their Front-End Development course.
The community at freecodecamp is incredible. As soon as I published the link to my Tribute page (the first solo project in the front-end curriculum) I was able to get constructive feedback on what/why things were going wrong. They really market this element too and actively encourage you to go to the chat section or the forums to look for advice/feedback on your projects.
Anyway, my Tribute page is very brief and definitely has some redundant parts in the code. that I’d like to go over. In the draft of my page I wanted 3 photos aligned in a row. I tried to use a class= ‘col-md-4’ definition following a class=’row’ div however this didn’t work. Ultimately I was completely unable to adjust the size of my images. I think this was because I was pulling the pictures form an external website, rather than the actual JPEG itself, so rather than download the images another website and link from there, I took the easier route and used one image! As I noted, this was a brief go as I was a bit strapped for time, but I will definitely follow-up trying to figure out if I was right about my image resize issue. The easier option is the route I would normally take, although at times I think I go further on the other side and struggle for too long on a topic before seeking help. All pitfalls I’ve been reading about in beginner coders. Another problem was with rounding of the images, however I have since learnt that this was because I used Bootstrap v3 terminology rather than v4. Already falling behind on the times…!
My next project is to build a portfolio site. This is another reason why I think freecodecamp is looking a really good investment of my time as it makes you create things of worth. Although the code will be done through codepen.io I think it’s easy to copy across to properly employ your website. I may be wrong!