Coding Log — January 7th, 2018 — Day 22
Coding Time: Full Day
Here’s what I did today:
Finished Watch & Code
I really understood the first half extraordinarily well. We built the whole app in the console and there’s a functioning to-do list that isn’t connected to any sort of GUI. That’s where the DOM stuff comes in, and then everything sort of scaled in the confusion and everything went a little too fast for me. I can read every line of my code… sort of. But, no way I’d be able to rewrite that from scratch yet.
This project is live at rmorabia.com/todo.
Made some small changes to the site
I also decided I won’t be moving forward with the Web Develoer bootcamp just yet. I’m going to work on building stuff for a few days before I go straight into a long course again. First on that list, making my website’s design the same all-around. I still hate being on Jekyll and wish I had the time to switch over to Hexo, but that’s a weekend project for after I get a job.
So for now the site change checklist is as follows –
- Do not copy & paste the source code for the nav bar, but write it yourself from the source code to integrate properly with the existing nav bar.
- Clean up the file list in my current source code. Most of that code is from the theme, which I don’t need anymore.
- Make my index navbar & footer layout pieces I can just copy paste.
- Code the blog navigation page to have a short intro about my daily code log & then the latest 10 posts. I really don’t know how I specifically want to handle the design. I know I want divs between each post, but where should the date go?
- Code the individual blog post page. This one’s easy. Narrow-ish width, post, and then a footer very similar to the theme I chose right now. 2 lines of text (comments can be sent to my email, RSS feed link) and then <- -> arrows to lead to the previous and next post. I chose that theme for a reason.
- Build a category page for monthly archives to link to in the blog navigation page.
It shouldn’t take more tha a focused day, but who ever knows how these things work.
Finish the complete version 1 of my website. I have so many wonderful plans for where I want it to go in the future, but clean & consistent design principles come first.