Yasss!!! Coding Again!

I finally got a chance to code this past weekend! The last time I coded was in August before school started. Since then I would look at my GitHub and get stressed about not filling up my green activity squares ? . It felt so good to focus on HTML and CSS instead of lesson plans.

My FrontEnd Mentor Challenge: Pricing Component with a Toggle Switch

Frontend Mentor has been one of my favorite resources to use to practice my web development skills. So far I have completed 10 challenge projects. My latest project, Pricing Component with Toggle Switch, was a great opportunity to practice my Vanilla JavaScript skills. I needed to create a toggle switch that changed the monthly prices to the yearly prices.

I tried a few new techniques. I used the before and after pseudocode to place labels to the sides of the toggle switch. I also added the background images as their own svg elements and positioned them separately. This was a Junior Level project. The link for my version of the design is below.

Pricing Component with Toggle Switch

Overjoyed! ReactJS Calculator Done!

Hi, Code Friends! I finally finished my Rebel-Cow ReactJS Calculator last week. It took a while for me to gather my thoughts and organization for this project. What really helped me was to study how other coders organized similar calculator projects. I was so “overjoyed” to see that lime green color when I passed 16 out of 16 tests. To be honest, I still have my “imposter” moments with coding.

Rebel-Cow React JS Calculator, FreeCodeCamp Front End Libraries Project

As I complete the FreeCodeCamp Front End Libraries Projects, I’m learning to focus more of my attention on the functionality of the app instead of the appearance. I’m a very visual person, so my first instinct is to create the appearance of the app.

Here’s a link to my calculator: https://tlanetterose.github.io/JSCalculator-TLP/ #100DaysofCode

Reblog: The Five Inconvenient Truths of Web Design

Here’s the thing: There will always be someone else out there who, according to our own perception, created a better portfolio or has demonstrated a more intricate knowledge of code. Some may take this as proof that they aren’t good enough and don’t deserve success…But the web is a big place. Another person’s perceived expertise doesn’t disqualify you from anything. You can still be great at what you do, regardless of what anyone else has achieved.

Eric Karkovack

I stumbled across this article by accident. However, after reading the quote above, I knew I was in the right place.

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