Please note that I am currently re-coding this website in Google AMP HTML
In this 10-week-long accelerated course, I completed online lessons, quizzes and projects to learn how to create and design responsive websites from scratch.
I chose to enrol myself on this course after having fun playing around with the chrome developer tab at school. This was the beginning of my website development journey. I loved each project I was set and by the end of the course, I had learnt the basis of website development using HTML, CSS and JQuery.
However, although I learnt all the fundamentals on this course, I feel that I learnt the most about website development when completing my own mini-websites by myself afterwards. By making my own websites after school in the evenings, I consolodated all of the points learnt in the course, which in turn, skyrocketed my knowledge in website development.
Above is an image of many projects I worked on during the course. A lot of these were done in my spare time after the course.
I focused on different aspects in each website. The process was the same each time. I would programme until I got stuck. I quickly realised that a large part of programming is fixing things that don't work. I think the following gifs portray this process quite well!
Just repeat this process over...and over again.
Looking back at these projects always make me confused as to how I wasn't able to make something better. I guess everyone has to start somewhere! This was the first assignment which, at the time, looked pretty cool to me! One of the main aspects about coding that I enjoy the most, is viewing what you have created after codinging it.
As I started to create more and more complex websites, the satisfaction I was getting after each one grew. I started using links within my html document to help the user navigate.
This was a big step for me. Looking at the demonstration that they had looked awesome, but at the same time, I had no idea how I was going to accomplish this. For me, this is what I love the most. Looking at something that you have no idea how to do, and then figuring out how to do it. It turned out great in the end! The websites were starting to look more and more professional.
This was the first website where (after many hours of fixing and breaking the website) I felt as if things were starting to come together. I looked back at my first project and saw how far I had come in such a short period of time. This is possibly one of the best feelings ever.
Flexbox was a big part of the course, and I'm glad that they put an emphasis on it. I started to get a grasp on concepts such as flexbox. This was another challenge for me. I used websites such as Flexbox Froggy to help me fully understand how flexbox worked.
After completing this course, I continued practicing my website development skills to the point where I was able to secure a couple of paid website projects.