Learning Front-End Development with the Github Student Developer Pack: Week 2
I am a little disappointed with my progress this week. I feel like a did the bare minimum and didn’t reach beyond to learn more.
I finished Week Two of One Month, learning two distinct new topics from FreeCodeCamp. First was how to divide your divs (although I learned this in FreeCodeCamp, it wasn’t obvious when and what sections to divide divs by). I also learned the difference between inline vs. block elements (kind of mentioned in FreeCodeCamp, but I learned it more in-depth in the One Month video). Here’s my weekly project screenshot of a Monthly Resolution page:
I kind of experimented with the knowledge I learned from this week’s lesson to make a sample Data Science Class template. Our school has a data science class, and I thought it would be cool if they had a page to display their results so that students, teachers, and administration could see some of the great projects students complete at our school:
I also worked on some more design-center stuff for my project — I used my Canva Pro subscription (one year free with the Github Student Developer Pack!) to create an awesome color palette and logo, as shown below:
As mentioned earlier, I feel a little bogged down because I thought my productivity was lagging last week — I felt some negative procrastination energy. Working at home (due to Coronavirus shutting down school) means it is sometimes hard keeping your focus! To combat my lack of productivity, I am trying to make a workspace I can rely on. My idea of a workspace is a place where as soon as you sit down, you can keep steady attention for Pomodoro amounts of time (25 minutes working, 5 minutes resting, rinse and repeat). I will be experimenting a little next week to create this space. I am either thinking of the quiet cafe-esque sitting area on the second floor of the mall/business building 10 minutes away from my house or another cafe nearby. I just feel I need a space where I can associate with a time to work because I want my brain to know when its GO mode to work.
I also feel another problem is I am not setting clear weekly goals for what I want to complete each week. This may make me feel like I am completing less than what I should be when I really haven’t made any goals to complete. Thus, at the end of each article each week, I will clearly state what my goals are for the next week so that I know what I want to hit each week.
Over the Second Week I Completed:
- Week 2 One Month Course
- One Month Monthly Resolutions Page
- Canva Logo Design + Brand Kit
The goals I’m setting this week for completing next week are:
- Week 3 of One Month
- Make a practice portfolio website for my friend’s art
- Review my FreeCodeCamp learning from before
All the best, and stay safe!