3 Things Learned Redesigning a Website

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The first website was created more than 5 months ago. I was fresh from the training and eager to get something up. I was happy with the results. But the more I looked at it, the more I wanted to change it. The journey towards the second site helped refresh some concepts as well as learn new ones, and it helped push me out of my comfort zone and made me a better developer.

Let’s Drop Some Knowledge

Documentation Can Be Scary — Bootstrap can be a one-size fit all, but it does not have to be. Upon my first couple of attempts to use it, I felt frustrated with its limitations. My limited knowledge of Bootstrap blinded me to its power. The scariest thing when trying to use any new framework is the documentation. This is one of the reasons that I shied away from using Foundations. The documentation was difficult and I just could not wrap my head around it. That story, however, is best left for another post.

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Web Dev Jargon and Customers

Why take the time to learn coding languages and web development when companies exist that create sites for the customer? Since I started coding, I have reviewed website code of companies that I see around the city. The diversity of code present in these sites is amazing. Most small businesses are not aware of the end product and sometimes seem to be unaware of what they are buying. I had the opportunity to talk to one of these small businesses. What I discovered was surprising. Continue reading “Web Dev Jargon and Customers”

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What does it take to be a developer? With all of the information available online and all of the “for-profit” program available, it is hard to determine the road to take. The destination is the same — becoming a developer.
I decided to take a hybrid approach. I took a paid full-stack development course and have been teaching myself with sources that I have found on the internet. I have always enjoyed learning autonomously and have thrived doing so. I will use this blog as a repository of what I am learning in hopes of it not only serving as a place that I can use for future reference but also as a place people can come to learn.