In our second week at UIT, we were given the task of making a responsive website using a Bootstrap theme. I already had some HTML and CSS knowledge before this program, so overall this wasn’t too difficult, other than getting a couple stubborn classes to work the way they were supposed to. I used a template called Treviso. It was pretty well made as far as the CSS went, but I had to cut a fair amount of HTML stuff that just didn’t make sense for a portfolio.

The hardest thing to fix I came across was probably getting my name to sit beside the menu button when the website was in a smaller viewport, and that took probably an hour or so to fix. I don’t have a gravatar yet, so I’ll have to shoot something for that this next week or something. For now I just left a smiley face 🙂 . I also left some lorem ipsum in my about section and didn’t bother putting placeholder images in my little modal boxes, which didn’t go over too well in my presentation, but I fixed that later that night. As for the business portion of the class, we mostly watched and discussed lectures from smart people.

I also went to the monthly UIT mixer on Tuesday, which was pretty cool. There was a couple of us there (contrary to the amount of people said they were going), but it was mostly people we haven’t met yet. I wanted to go to DemoCamp on Thursday too, but I had work that night so I couldn’t attend. I would’ve gone to Lumière on Saturday but I have work that night too. I hope your app works out Eric, good luck!

Blog posts are hard to write. I hope I get better at it.


2 thoughts on “How do you name a blog?”

Eric Lortie Eric Lortie says:

The content of your blogs is solid and I think you’re doing a good job at them. Writing a blog is like riding a bicycle. Don’t think about the fact that you’re balancing, pedalling and looking around. You’re just trying to get somewhere.

Don’t think “I need to write about this / I need to include that / I need a title.” Just write something you’d want to read. And you’re good at writing.

Rob Myers Rob Myers says:

Great rebound on the portfolio Freddie, the photography really adds to the site! Blogging is one of those things that you’ll get better at in time, because like Eric said, when you start forgetting about all of the minor details and just focus on the destination, you’ll find that the process in general gets easier. Just keep at it, and you’ll be surprised with the progress you make!

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