100 Days of Code | Day 2
Files paths, boilerplate templates, and GitHub goodness
Today I learnt about the importance of absolute and relative file paths, including special characters such as single and double dots.
The first challenge was difficult because I had to get my head around the folder structure, so I knew where to find the images. Choosing whether to use single or double dots was the second challenge.
I appreciate VS Code trying to autocomplete the entry by showing me what was in each folder as I typed away. What I am more impressed about what the fact I remembered how to use the image element with an alt attribute without looking up my reference notes.
I ended up with a cute page of animals. Happy times!
An area I was uncertain about was the correct formatting of an HTML file. Most of the examples were outdated or had other content I did not understand. Angela’s example and explanation was easy enough to follow. I spent time testing myself by writing out the requirements without looking at the original example.
I made notes on the video using Apple Notes. Not only that, but I added the code and applied the mono-styling format to it, as I wanted to see how it would look like in Apple Notes. I chose two colours to highlight what is seen on the page and what is not shown (head vs body).
I watched the next video about creating a portfolio website using basic HTML. The idea is, I will create a basic portfolio using what I have been learning and share it on GitHub for everyone to see.
I plan to work on the portfolio tomorrow and create a GitHub account to add my basic website to it. I have previously used GitHub for a few tests, but it has been a year since using GitHub. I’m sure I will work out how to use it within the first ten minutes.
The project will include any existing projects I have completed, an About me page as well as a contact page.
I will not post each day on Medium. Daily updates will go on my personal website’s journal page. However, I might post some significant updates on here. My GitHub update will be uploaded tomorrow (7th October 2023).
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Mark @ CodeMacLife
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