Previous to this unit, I had no experience with Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML) or Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). However, I attended a number of intense HTML and CSS workshops. From this, I learnt that HTML is the standard mark-up language for all web pages, elements are represented by <> tags. Whereas, CSS styles the page, describing how HTML elements will appear. During the first workshop, we began analysing the code to build up an understanding of HTML and CSS Markup. I took notes which were helpful to refer back to throughout the process.
During one of Mark’s workshops, we were introduced to CSS grids, using examples from gridbyexample.com. I then played around with different layouts and colours which helped build on my understanding of CSS.
We were also taught how to use the inspector tool on Firefox Developer Edition; this has been an essential tool whilst building my website as it allows me to examine and modify pages of HTML and CSS.
During the final week of this project, I attended a user testing workshop where we looked at each other’s websites, testing to see if they were easy to navigate. After receiving mixed feedback from my peers, I made changes to my website.
Improvements included making the navigation bar align to the main heading on the page, as well as removing a link that takes you to the home page when you click on the rollover images, which I previously hadn’t noticed.