This week’s homework was very exciting. Although the Codecademy modules took a long time to get through, I learned valuable ways of coding to create a fundamentally sound and aesthetically appealing website. When creating my website, I wasn’t sure where to being, and what type of website I should create. I began thinking of my favorite things, one being going to my country club Gibson Island on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. I have been going there since I was around four years old for different camps and such. It truly seems like a hidden gem that more people should know about, it is a beautiful place. Therefore, it is in my thought process to create a better website for Gibson Island when it comes to my final project. Although my coding on that particular website needs a lot more detail, I think it is a good starting point.
When doing this week’s modules, I found myself a bit more confused about the different types of things going on. I can’t exactly say that I completely understand what a “class” is or what the true purpose of a “div” is other than to create a grouping, but am a little unsure as to why there would need to be different groupings.
During the readings, especially in A List Apart- Responsive Web Design I was kind of shocked that you need to code in different ways for different devices. I guess that makes sense, but it opened my eyes to the fact that not all screen sizes can read code in the right way, which is the reason some websites don’t look correct when used on a cell phone. It is because they are unresponsive I have learned.
Overall, I am becoming more and more comfortable with the language needed to create an HTML website with the use of CSS.