Evaluate your your progress from the first assignment to the end of the second. Consider your successes and what you would have changed if you had the time or the skills. Discuss where you think you stand right now in terms of your comfort level with coding and writing for the web. What would you suggest for future classes to help you fully reach your goals and potential (that is, if you feel like you haven’t just yet).
I believe that all of the trial and error of learning how to code and coding for my first project set me up to be in a comfortable position for the second assignment. I am not saying that I am a complete coding expert, but all of the struggles that came with initially learning how to write for the web taught what and what NOT to do the second time around. For example, the attention to detail was horrible my first css and html5 sheets, just from pure ignorance of being a beginner. I had a lot of missing semicolons, brackets, quotation marks, pound signs, periods, etc., and was wondering why my page was not displaying what and how I wanted it to. This time around, I am more particular with staying consistent with all of the necessary symbols of my code, and since I am not an expert, I try to check my work as best as I can, and will even get a second set of eyes to check my code.
Also, this time around, the process was smoother in coding what and how I wanted things to look, simply off the experience I gained from the first time around. I know how to code a box add margins, and link pages and websites off of the top of my head without looking it up because I had to do it so many times. Essentially, my practice made (almost) perfect. If I had the time or skills, I would try to set up my website similar to Serena William’s professional website. She is my idol, and I like the way her website is setup with a lot of bright pictures and sharp lines.
As for where I think I stand as of right now in terms of your comfort level with coding and writing for the web, on a scale of 1-10, I rate myself at a 6.5nik. I have a moderate amount of comfort with coding. I started at a 1 on the scale of 1-10, as I knew NOTHING about coding at all, so I think that I have come a long way. I rate websites like apple.com, nike.com, or samsung.com as 10s, so I think it is humble and appropriate to give myself the rating that I did. What would you suggest for future classes to help you fully reach your goals and potential (that is, if you feel like you haven’t just yet).
My recommendations for future classes to help my fully reach my goals and potential is to have some more in-class coding sessions to teach some of the basics to clarify what we go over in the reading. Other than that, the only way I feel like I can fully reach my goals in web design is just more class in general. If this class was a year long, maybe I would feel closer to reaching my potential. But since there is a lot to learn in a short amount of time, I feel like my instruction in coding was pretty much the best it could be given the circumstances.