This past month has been a crazy month to say the least. Getting Harmony off the ground while having a busy month in school was a feat on its own. This month I have been working on a new portfolio project where I was tasked with building a website from the ground up. The project included a style guide and folder with some image/icon assets. The first step was selecting which theme I wanted to model my site after. The choices were limited to an automotive theme, a hiking theme, and a band theme. I had chosen the hiking theme and got to work looking for my inspiration.
After I had found my inspiration for all my pages of the site I had to create a GitHub Page to host the site that was attached to my GitHub repo and upload all assets and the project folder structure too. Version control is crucial in any hand-coded project as it allows me to swap between my laptop and my desktop to work on the project depending on when and where I was able to work on it. But, it also has many other benefits including the ability to roll back unwanted changes and the ability to push even while offline. This can be extremely helpful when the internet is unavailable but also keeps your work secure.
Once the project structure inside the repo was set up, I was able to get started on the meat and potatoes of the project. I began with getting my HTML structured out for each page. HTML is designed only to hold the structure and content of the site such as text, headings and some pictures. This is important because some people rely on screen-readers to read through the information on the site for them and that directly reads the HTML content. So, keeping it as clean and semantic as possible is critical in creating a clean site.
Link to the project here ---> tylerb1990.github.io
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