I have really enjoyed learning more about JS and JQuery. I knew a tiny little bit. I think I understand more now, but definitely do not understand everything that I have gone through this week.
I had already completed the JS Basics and JS Loops, Arrays & Objects, so got on with JQuery Basics. Within this course the projects were:
- Creating a Spoiler Revealer
- Creating a Simple Lightbox
- Creating a Mobile Drop Down Menu
- Creating a Password Confirmation Form
- Creating a Simple Drawing Application
It really works for me that the tutorials are focused on creating projects. I enjoy seeing how I can use what I am learning for myself, rather then just doing stuff for the sake of learning it (although you do have to do this at times when learning programming).
Besides working through the Treehouse tutorials, one of the suggested challenges for the week was to “Make your Website Interactive”. I liked the Lightbox idea and added this interactivity to my photo portfolio site.
If you click on an image it should come up like this:
I am also working changing the layout and structure of my personal website and am planning on adding a JQuery mobile dropdown menu. Although, you can create a dropdown menu using HTML/CSS and after I have had a go with JQuery I am going to look into doing it with HTML/CSS as I think it will look better!
The last project was creating a simple drawing application. I haven’t uploaded this, so just an image. Pretty fun making this and exciting to add the interactivity.
I have started early on Unit 2: Ruby Fundamentals, Week 4: Ruby Basics as I have work all week and am not to sure how much time I will have in the evenings. It is going well so far and I was also able to fix some Ruby stuff in my terminal so I could run the tests for the exercises. So all round quite a productive day. And I got a surf in this morning!
More on Ruby Fundamentals soon…