This past week has been busy. I completed the jQuery lesson and moved on to the basic front end development section of freeCodeCamp.com. The first project was to make a tribute page.
The tribute could be to anyone or anything. The page needed to have an image, text and a link to an external website. I made a tribute page to Victor Newman. Victor is a character on the soap opera The Young and the Restless. As a child, I could not watch cartoons until my great-grandmother watched her “stories”. It was a must for her to stay updated on Victor’s activities. The page is okay. It met the requirements of the assignment. When I have free time, I want to go back and make the page look as I imagined it in my mind. I had no idea it would take so long to make a site. I made a few sites last year, but I used a template. This project was my first hand coded site. I did not use a template or copy anyone else’s code or design. I am proud of myself, but still feel I could have done better.
The second project was my personal portfolio site. This was a tough one. I could not decide what projects to add to my portfolio. I do not have projects I am proud of. I have projects on GitHub that were assignments only. After I complete my freeCodeCamp coursework I will begin working on projects that are special to me. My coursework is number one now. This work will allow me to increase my coding skill level. I am still not finished with the portfolio. The basic information is there, but I need to make sure my external links work. I also do not like how the project section looks. I included two projects from Codepen. The projects are organized vertically. I would prefer horizontal alignment. I tried to re-align them, but my code did not work. Right now I am waiting for feedback. One of my fellow campers will suggest changes that will make the portfolio site better.