If at First you Don’t Succeed, Try, Try Again…
This April, I began my journey as a student at Flatiron School for Software Engineering. Juggling work and starting school over again as been a balancing act. But today I submitted my very first portfolio project and I couldn’t be more excited! It has been a challenging but rewarding processes.
At first the idea of creating a program all on my own was very daunting. The biggest problem I have when it comes to planning something, I always dream a little TOO big. I see this amazing designed website in my mind with beautifully crafted code, advanced search options, customization, details, pictures, the whole shebang! And Then I stare my freshly created project folder, type TODO and stare into the abyss and think…” now what…?”
Next, I was able to use an Event listener to create a search box so that when the user enters an address, that address is set to a parameter, and information unique to that search is found and connect that to the HTML document to rendered it onto the page. I also created to checked boxes, so that the user can check the box, based on the search criteria that they want.
My second obstacle was figuring out the best way to present that information to the user. A list? A table? Individual containers? (spoiler alert: I went with the containers). I found that splitting the information up into containers, made the information easily readable and use images to add some pizzazz. Then boom, my website was up and running.
Then, using a CSS file, I added some styling aspects to the page, so that it didn’t look so plain. This was my favorite part of the project and I wish I had more time to work out the layout and make my website more stylish, but my main focus of my project was getting my code to work, debugging and making my code easy to read.
See my project here!