I Made Another Website

alilynne profile image Ali Thompson ・1 min read

I Can't Help Myself

I stumbled onto Frontend Mentor a couple of weeks ago and I've finally gotten around to doing a challenge.

Frontend Mentor is a website that streamlines the process for practicing front end developers to create real projects. I've spent a lot of time lately working with Material Design/Material-UI and I felt like some of my CSS skills were getting rusty. I'd been using MD because it kept me from spending hours and hours trying to figure out exactly how I wanted to position components. Frontend Mentor does the same thing by giving me an already thought out design.

For my first challenge I went with one of the "Newbie" designated designs just to see what it was all about. And I can say that I love it and will be doing more of these. The downloaded file gave me all the images and font choices and the colors that I needed to create the design.

All I had to do was copy and paste it into my Gatsby hello-world starter and get to work creating components.

Check out the Design!

And my (not quite finished) Result!

Hoping to get to doing another one soon where I walk through my process of breaking the project down into parts and getting started.

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Ali Thompson


Self taught full stack web developer.


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Clean and nice, I like it!


Hi Ali.

Would one need the $5 sketchfile to complete the challenge?


Nope, not at all. You can get the sketchfile if you want, but the ones I've done haven't needed it. You get the images and the colors necessary when you download the file.