John Coltrane Tribute Project - Feedback Appreciated!


Below is a link to my tribute project. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Below the code for the link to wikipedia is an attempt at linking to the official John Coltrane website that I have commented out because it did not work; any thoughts or observations on why it didn’t would be helpful. Thanks to the community for all the support.


This is the error why your JC webpage didn’t load.

index.html:1 Mixed Content: The page at ‘’ was loaded over HTTPS, but requested an insecure resource ‘’. This request has been blocked; the content must be served over HTTPS.

As a workaround, you can load the JC webpage on a new browser window by using target="_blank"

  <p class= "link"> 
    Check out the official <a href="" target="_blank">John Coltrane</a> page for more info.


Thanks for the help! I don’t know if that should’ve been obvious, but I’ll give myself a break since it is my first coding project.


No it’s not obvious… normally it should just have worked but lately withtin last few months, a lot of sites are implementing and defaulting to SSL (secure connections). A side-effect of SSL connections is you can’t pull up unsecure content (http) if you’re on a secure connection (https).

By using a target="_blank" in your a href tag, you’re telling the browser to show this webpage in a new tab/window. That way, the normal http site will work just fine and get displayed.


I like how you used a dark design as opposed to the many light designed projects I’ve seen. It’s unique and makes it stand out.


Thanks for the feedback!


Plus 1000000 just for choosing a mythical, musician like John Coltrane.
The colors add to his mystique.


I saw last May this documentary movie at our local theater.

Very good.


I appreciate the feedback. Coltrane was about the only person I thought of, outside of immediate family, that deserved a tribute. So much more than just a musician. Mythical is exactly right!


I have not seen it yet but have heard good things. High on my list of must sees.


See the Pen FCC Coltrane Tribute Feedback/Ideas by Manny Hagman (@mannyhagman) on CodePen.

Ok so feedback wise, since you have a lot of great text and cool things to say, it might be easier to communicate that to the reader by spacing things out a bit. I’m not a designer nor an expert on this, but I’ve done a little bit of copy editing when I was with Apple and the general practice was no more than 2 or 3 lines per paragraph.

I’ve also thrown in some suggested HTML semantic elements and wrapped your text with them and used a few bootstrap classes for alignment.

I like your idea of breaking down the text with quotes, so I expanded upon that and made it more dramatic for reader impact.

These are just a few things to think about. You’ve done a great job getting the basic ideas down and organizing your work Can’t wait to see more in the future!


Feedback appreciated. You’re onto something concerning the large block paragraphs. I wouldn’t want to reduce them quite as far as in your feedback/ideas example, but I do think I will try to break them up a bit. Thank you for putting in the time.