I have switched to the beta Website, which I find more enjoyable than the ‘live’ website. I’ve reached the Applied Responsive Web Design projects, and I’ve finished and submitted the Tribute Page and the Survey Form, both of which I have, to some extent, ‘prettied up’.
I am now working on the Product Landing page. It passes the tests. Everything is in there. Everything works. But it looks ugly. I am not sure whether I should spend time on design this time. I won’t be using that page anyway. While going through the challenges, reading up on tips and tricks elsewhere, I got tons of ideas for myself.
I have, for instance, a Website that I made around 20 years ago. I still occasionally get emails with questions about the subject on the Website. For the first time in years, I checked the statistics, and much to my surprise, the site attracts around 250 unique visitors each day. So I am now excited to give this old Website a make over, and propel it into the 21st century
My husband is a programmer, and he’s been dabbling in game design lately. He could use a nice Website soon, where he can display his stuff.
And this is just the tip of the iceberg of projects I am eager to start on.
Now I’m in a dilemma. Do I spend time on making web pages look pretty? Web pages that I won’t ever use anyway? I thought of not handing in anything, but I fear that that will end up in not doing anything at all here on FreeCodeCamp. Which in turn will probably get me stuck at a certain level, with no urge to move forward.
I’m just doing this for fun. I don’t ‘need’ the certificates, in that I’m not looking for a coding job, unlike probably most of the folks here. I actually quit the tech industry 20 years ago, due some really bad experiences (extremely toxic environments, sexual harassment, people being treated like garbage). I have never regretted that decision, and I never looked back. Then again…Those certificates though are nice to have. You never know.
I just don’t know what to do!