Thanks to CodeNewbie for sharing my last post on the Twitter feed this week! I'm mostly writing these for myself, but am very happy if anything in these posts helps others. Even if it's just to feel not so alone in this coding journey. ❤️
I'm excited to have four weeks (and a few days) of consistent coding under my belt again! It feels really great overall, even though there have been some frustrating moments. (Looking at you, git. 🤦)
I finally finished my vision board!
The hardest part for me was getting the right look. And while I'm still not super in love with it, I do like it and it's fine for now. I used CSS Gradient to fine-tune the radial gradient for the background, which was a huge help. I probably could have spent another 2 or 3 hours trying to find the best font, but am satisfied enough with it as is. I should definitely do some design classes to learn design best practices so I can be better equipped for these sorts of things. Or maybe just put together a grouping of go-to fonts and colors?
I also worked on a Frontend Mentor challenge to replicate a QR Code. You can see my solution compared to the original design. It's not pixel perfect, but I think I did pretty well. It felt great to solve the problem, even if that included having to search for how to get the card for the QR code to be vertically centered. And using code that I don't yet fully grasp - another thing to work on learning!
Have you had a similar experience of catching an error that you didn't see at first because you thought your code must have been wrong, but the code was perfect the whole time and you were just looking in the wrong place or something? I'd love to know I'm not alone in this!
I hope you have a great week!
Top comments (4)
These questions are always fun 😄
In a sense! I do this periodically with some research assistance work that I do. I write computing jobs for a math professor and often he just uses alphabetical characters as variables. I follow suit in my code. Often, when something isn't working as expected, I'll get hung on reviewing the logic and the logic will be fine. However, sometimes I may just be accidentally using the wrong letter somewhere. It's hard to catch because one character doesn't stand out well (especially when there are variables named
win a program).
So the code isn't perfect, but my mind does focus on the part that is perfect when something goes wrong.
The questions are fun for me, too! 😄
That's a great example! I think I experience something similar when I've got a typo somewhere - I end up going over the logic several times before noticing I used the wrong punctuation or misspelled something. One letter variable errors would be so hard to spot!
CodeSandbox can be so buggy! That is a great first step and I think I'm finally getting the hang of checking the save file first instead of assuming I did something wrong. 😂