Workin Hard during Summer Break

Good morning, dear adventurer. I’ll be honest. I don’t feel up to writing anything today. Not at all. In fact, it’s taking every ounce of willpower I have to keep typing this as we live and breathe. Why, you ask? Aren’t our conversations enough? We always discuss the big issues and the meaningful topics when we have tea. First things first. I’ve built a couple small projects over the past few days I’d like to share with you, so you can see where we’re at!

The first project is an attempt to build out the NASA landing page. I’ll post a screenshot, since I don’t have a pro codepen account quite yet (ah money).

it’s a lookin a like a somethin

One trouble is that NASA uses an SVG for their logo. And although we now understand what that means, (SCALABLE VECTOR GRAPHICS IN DA MORNIN AND DA EVENIN) I haven’t made an attempt to work with them yet. Ok, movin on to the next little experiment. This one I hashed out yesterday afternoon.

Working with divs and text to create nice little environments to think our thoughts in. I am a big fan of figuring out how to utilize different fonts/typefaces to really let the messages sink in. So now you know one secret project. I told you, my dear adventurer. All in due time. Challenges with this project included margins acting cray cray, and switching back and forth between percentages and pixels to try and achieve the look I was going for in execution. I experimented with using REM while playing around with what sizes to use for the fonts, and I could not get a good result. So, I ended up backing away slowly with both hands in the air. Chris Coyier would be very disappointed in me.

Finally, I have also been flushing out my portfolio site ideas. Here’s where we’re at:

I’m feeling pretty intimidated by Git and the Command Line, and GitHub. I think that’s my next big challenge to tie weights to my legs and ankles and step forward into the pool with. The transition property is our best friend. I believe in the power of CSS and I’m also feeling nice and wary as I move towards Javascript. These two weeks are the summer break in Skillcrush as I move forward in the Front End Developer blueprint. Oh! I want to share one AWESOME resource with you, before we part ways. Look at that, we wrote some stuff together. Aren’t we brave?

Flexbox Froggy, my new past-time for fun in the sun.

Until next time.

❤ ❤ ❤ ambalamb ❤ ❤ ❤