A reflection on my June 2020 of what I have done and achieved.
- Why to Not Support Internet Explorer
- How I Went from a Retail Assistant at 17 to Landing a Developer Role at 19
Additions and modifications to my website
In , my website would get anywhere between 10 and 50 visitors a day. In , the average number of site visitors could be anywhere between 200 and 300 a day. I was motivated to work on my website to make it more engaging for visitors.
Here are the improvements and additions:
- Implemented Nuxt Content for markdown blogs with its own API
- Improved the design of my projects page
- Added "What I'm currently doing" section to home page
- Added "Top projects" to home page
- Added "My toolbox of skills" to homepage
- Added a contact form to home page using Formspree
- Created a portfolio page
- Added a Buy Me a Coffee button
- Redefined my theme colours to make them more accessible (I aimed for WCAG AAA, but some combinations are WCAG AA)
- Search field on blog page
- Purchased CodePen PRO
- Redesigned a new open graphic for my blog posts (these can be found by appending /og.png to the end of any blog post URL)
- Joined DEV.to
- New Twitter and LinkedIn banner
I was approached by Ravit Jain at Packt Publishers to read and review a book
This was an exciting opportunity. At the time of writing, I am still currently reading this book.
I was given a FREE copy of Responsive Web Design with HTML5 and CSS by Ben Frain to read and write a review when I am finished. I was also asked to hold a giveaway event on Twitter to help gain traction to the book from the Tech Twitter community. The giveaway was a success and a lot of fun!
Congratulations to @MiamiUXer and @JosiasWing for winning a FREE PDF copy of this e-Book!! 🥳🎉
Can you both DM @RavitJain and he will sort you out with your e-Book. 😎
My first giveaway, that was exciting. Will tweet a link to my book review shortly. 🙂
@PacktPub @benfrain twitter.com/jackdomleo7/st…20:16 PM - 01 Jul 2020
Additions and modifications to ellaparsons.design
Released v.1.6.2 of Cooltipz.css
First time using GSAP - a nice simple, cute smiley face spinning.
This was... interesting! You only realise once taking part in the challenge how difficult it actually is to not look at the preview while coding. But I'd like to say my first attempt was somewhat successful and will be trying again at some point.
This was requested by someone on Twitter (but I lost the tweet 🤦♂️).
Jhey liked one of my GSAP animations
I've currently been learning GSAP and have honestly found it difficult. So, I'm happy with the comments Jhey had to say about my airplane animation - they were really encouraging. Soon, I'm going to start the Creative Coding Club course by Carl Schoof.
I'm going to take @rafrasenberg's advice on this:
Whoop! 1000 followers! Thank you! 🙏
My goal is not to get loads of followers but to tweet (hopefully) good content. 😊
For those wondering what the advice was... twitter.com/rafrasenberg/s…
#100DaysOfCode #milestone #developer15:55 PM - 20 Jun 2020Raf Rasenberg @rafrasenbergTwitter tip: When you've reached a certain "milestone" of followers, tweet about out. People will engage, congratulate you and you'll wake up the next morning with a massive amount of followers extra on top of that.
I reached 100+ followers on CodePen
I was really excited to see that DEV tweeted about my journey article! 😁
Received my very first donations on Buy Me a Coffee
I'm super grateful for these donations! They encourage me to do more and reassure me that I'm doing the right things for the developer community - whether it's on Twitter, CodePen or somewhere else. 😊