learning how to use APIs is really cool but i didn't get enough sleep last night so my brain is moving a little bit more slowly today...channeling pusheen to keep me going 😌
another thing on my mind is building my developer portfolio. i'm nervous about this, but i think mostly because i don't know how i want it to look. i prefer a minimal look, and i have a soft spot for vintage 90s/early 00s web aesthetics. so nostalgic. anyone have suggestions on where to start? anyway, i still have to complete my react class before i start my portfolio, so maybe i'm getting ahead of myself...
happy monday to all! ✨💪🏻
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I'm not sure about 90s/00s aesthetic, but I find Lynn Fisher's website and work super inspiring. lynnandtonic.com/
thanks mckenna 💙
I have a website portfolio of my old 90's websites. It's not complete by any means but you're welcome to check it out. Oh one thing else, the code is not up to today's standard and I have no intention of updating it. Mainly intend to show what I did back then and preserve the code of that time era.
prince-alarming.us/index.html is the site
P.S. I use to be an Avatar creator for the program called Virtual Places (a popular chat program back then). That is what the websites are about. Enjoy!
hey, prince-alarming! thank you for reading my post and for sharing your work - i checked out your websites and it was super fun, blast from the past. i am 30 so these are the first kind of websites i interacted with as a kid. so much nostalgia!
what are the sources you are using to learn js, and what practices have u been doing to get more practical challenges for self-assessments and measuring the level you have reached.
i'm working through a program called skillcrush! other than that, i sometimes build challenges on frontend mentor. that might be closer to what you mean for measuring the level you have reached, those are based on components you would likely build in a real job so it does feel quite practical and realistic. they have a pretty robust free tier with lots of challenges so i would def check it out!
yeah, I have seen those, but in real world, you can get these components from frameworks like Aunt design, React-bootstrap and Material UI,
but the thing to learn is how can u architect a problem's solution, how deep u can go to figure out the best optimum architecture with very less of code time, and side effects,
that comes out when you have hands-on experience in solving the problems that you have gone through with your own idea and thinking process,
that kind of a developer is needed in the industry, not a coder, don't be a coder, be a developer,
even I am struggling through this I get a task on the job and just make it done in anyways,
but I am joining these forums and reaching out to people to have a team and a second mind to question my approach for a solution to let me see the other aspect of side-effects and many more,
reach me out on slack or any other platform so we can have this healthy competition in a good straight line
that sounds great, qaisar! i appreciate your perspective and your focus on learning how to solve system architecture problems at a higher level. for me, i'm so new to tech (i have no background in computer science, have never touched a line of code before six months ago) that i do have to learn how to code first -- because without a strong foundation in understanding the code and how/why it works, i don't think i'd ever be able to move into problem-solving at a higher level.
wishing you the best of luck with your journey!