Curtains

Curtains

This was built with JQuery Easing and was based on this tutorial. This animation provides a link to this blog entry where I detail my lessons learned from 75 days of building sites.

Here are my reflections:

What have I done well?

  • Had fun exploring HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, JQuery, AngularJS, APIs, Bootstrap, and much more.
  • Focused on small and consistent steps. Made sure to learn by building small pieces and gradually adding on to those pieces.
  • Used tutorials when I needed to get started with new technologies.
  • Learned from Free Code Camp and solved coding challenges at Code Wars.
  • Used Google, documentation, Stack Overflow, Github to build my sites.

What would I have done differently?

  • Try to put the pieces together better, i.e. make sure the AngularJS sites have the Bootstrap design features.
  • Don’t be afraid to abandon Ruby on Rails especially if I dive more into AngularJS and want to synchronize with a database. If this were to happen, don’t hesitate to learn Node and the rest of the MEAN Stack.
  • Build more basic sites where I learn and explain a concept, i.e. a coding problem, or a computer science concept like Closures.

Overall this has been a rewarding journey and I have learned, built, and shared much. I am especially proud to say that I have learned how to learn. If I have an idea, I know how to read Stack Overflow, blog posts, documentation, and if these do not yield a solution, I also know how to get help from Slack, IRC, or from Meetup members. I am eager to see where the rest of this journey will take me, and which concepts or technologies I might explore next…

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