My Mock Portfolio Project. Noob Coder Feed Back Welcome

My Mock Portfolio Project. Noob Coder Feed Back Welcome
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#1

Hello fellow campers!

This is my first post as well as first submission. I joined up a little over a week ago and have super enjoyed my journey thus far. I upon starting had ZERO experience with code and have learned what feels like a ton in such a short time. I have to admit every time I am stumped and manage to figure out a problem (which is often) its a total rush and really adds the momentum and excitement I need to keep learning. I never thought I would enjoy coding even remotely until I tried this site out of curiosity the other day.

And though I’m sure my first run at a portfolio will be probably shoddy at best, I’m pretty happy with how its been turning out thus far. The real only issue I have had is that for some odd reason I can’t seem to get the social media links at the bottom to actually go to the site, though my tribute page link in the portfolio works fine, what am i missing here? I noticed in the example from the portfolio project page that those social media buttons don’t go to those sites either, is this do to code pen or something? I have managed to get the Gmail link to work so I’m rather perplexed.

Here is the Project Link: http://codepen.io/AGandee/full/xROMpe/

Any advice on this one would be appreciated and any style corrections, comments, or thoughts as well. Apologies in advance for my (likely) horrid mess of code.


#2

Hi,

First of all, nice job getting the portfolio done in such short time! I do think it is a bit too grey and the animation makes it a bit noisy. But it is seriously good considering you only just started.

I would advise you to put all your styling in the css tab and not inline (<div style="....">). Also have a look at the Bootstrap documentation. Being able to use the Bootstrap grid and other things Bootstrap has to offer, it is way easier to build a (simple) webpage.

I believe CodePen is to blame, for not allowing direct linking. You can overcome it by adding: target="_blank" to your a tag: <a href="..." target="_blank" />. This will open a new tab every time you click it.