steili.com

Musings, Findings and Tech

Welcome!

This demo site is here as a starting point for the various web development projects I may be working on. Through this site I hope to build a portfolio, as well as a follow along journey of my progress.

Starting Out (2017)

One of the first online courses I took was from Code Academy. The class was called Freelance Website Development and ran 8 or 9 weeks. Unfortunately I ended up on vacation (out of state) during the class so I did not have as much time to focus on it as I wanted to. It was not a waste of money since I got some much needed experience, but I think I wanted something a bit more "from scratch". I recommend the class if you have a bit of experience, but not enough to be dangerous yet. Edit: Looks like this class is no longer online (or not available right now). I've left a link to Code Academy below since they still have tons of relevant courses.




April 2018

After a looooong break (holdays, winter doldrums, etc) and in the interest of completing another interesting project I decided to take the Code Academy final project - Colmar Academy - and instead of it being done in flexbox, I wanted to do it in CSS Grid. Totally unnecessary, but I wanted to know Grid a little better and this seemed like a logical thing to do since the main HTML was already built. Below are links to both projects side by side.
NOTE: Colmar-Grid is not complete at the time I put this up (and may never be). I still need to build media queries for resizing elements properly. It was late and I was tired.



Late April - Early May I watched a short series of videos about Markdown from Web Bos because I started trying out Notion.so which lets you take all your notes in Markdown. It made sense to learn Markdown to make formatting the pages easier for the basic stuff. Markdown Notes