Last post, I listed the following goals for this week:
✅ keep coding everyday
◻️ work on a mobile-first, responsive design for the static website I created last week (and possibly work on a post or posts detailing the iterative process for it)
◻️ watch some code with me streams on Twitch (if you have any recommendations, please let me know!)
✅ get through the City Skyline project in freeCodeCamp's RWD course
◻️ try to replicate something from scratch
I’ll be honest, a part of me wants to chastise myself for not doing more of what I planned to do. But!
- That’s not helpful!
- I did actually accomplish plenty of things!
- Even if I didn’t accomplish anything else besides, that would still be okay!
(ALL THE EXCLAMATION POINTS!)
I’ve heard people mention creating a "Done" list at the end of the day so you can really see the progress you're making, especially on things you hadn't expected to work on so weren't on your "To Do" list. I’m going to look into how I can fit that into my day because it does seem very helpful and encouraging. My checkboxes above don’t reflect:
- that I learned about CSS animations and variables;
- that I’m becoming more comfortable and familiar with HTML and CSS;
- that I was able to help a fellow student fix an inadvertent space in their code;
- that I started reading some books about working in tech to get a better feel for what I'm jumping into.
In the last week I managed to get through a lot of the freeCodeCamp projects, and just have two final ones (product landing page and portfolio site) to complete before getting the certificate. I expect those will take a few more weeks for me to complete as I try to build them in a less guided way.
Since I’ve been learning CSS through freeCodeCamp, my most exciting projects have been this responsive cityscape, which turns from day to night (screenshots only below):
And this most adorable penguin, which waves with animation in the actual display of code instead of just a screenshot:
All done in CSS! It’s blowing my mind, to be honest. And I love every bit of it. In addition to learning how to code these things, I also learned how to make GIFs. Finally. :laughing emoji: (I used Screen to GIF, if you're curious.)
This coming week, I’ll be working on:
◻️ product landing page
◻️ portfolio site
◻️ my vision board project
◻️ trying to replicate something from scratch
◻️ watch a code with me stream or two
◻️ work on a mobile-first, responsive design for the static website I created a few weeks ago
What have you been excited about this past week? What are you excited for this coming week?