It’s officially Halloween today and what better way to celebrate than to discuss the final week of the Hacktoberfest event. Last week, I did a small issue that involved HTML and CSS which ended up getting merged into master just a few days ago. Since it wasn’t anything bigger than Week 2, I vowed to try and do something bigger for week 4 and I personally think I did pretty good this time around. This week, I worked on Issue #33 from the Open Connect Art Repository.
Open Connect Art is essentially a project that teaches users how to contribute to github project and also work together to make a masterpiece. I originally found this project near the start of Hacktoberfest but didn’t want to make any contributions since it was mainly aimed at newcomers who wanted experience with contributing and making a pull request for the first time. I decided to check out how the repository is doing and ended up seeing an issue that seemed to be a bit bigger than my previous contributions. The issue was a request to display the README.md file at the bottom of the web page. It may seem simple since you can technically just copy and paste the text from the readme file with a few adjustments to display it properly in HTML but the owner wanted the display to simply update whenever the readme file has changed. I wanted to give it a shot so I asked to work on the issue and got permission.
The result was an HTML page displaying the readme.md file inside of an HTML page. The only requirement was if the owner wishes to update that section, they’ll just have to run “node markdown.js” in the terminal and it’ll regenerate and update the README.html file. It isn’t exactly what was request but I personally think it’s close enough to the way the owner wants it. I hope they’re fine with the way I implemented this section of the site.