Yeah, I said it.
And it’s probably pretty common knowledge that it’s not the easiest thing in the world to do. Sure, there are programs that allow visual drag and drop design, but those aren’t what I”m talking about. I’m talking about the coding. The from-scratch programming.
And that’s what I’m taking a class for. Learning how to code and program a portfolio website from scratch. And by from scratch I mean from scratch. no snippets of other people’s ingenious codes were used, no template was given to mess with. No, this is all from a blank page all the way up to a portfolio with functioning links, rollovers, and animations.
Now here’s the catch.
I think I”m a decently intelligent person who can think logically through systematic processes. But coding…coding it getting hard. Coding is a lot of little details that, if messed up, can damage an entire day’s worth of work. Coding is a lot of scary syntactical strings that have to have a close to them or else they’ll mess everything else up.
And then there’s the programming, which gets even more intense. And by intense, I mean even more confusing and technically touchy. Messing up the code is much easier, and it’s much harder to find that one character that has been misplaced/not placed at all.
Programming is also more intimidating than code (for whatever reason). I don’t want to touch jQuery because I’m afraid something will explode.
And then it explodes.
This is really just a whiny rant, but I thought I’d get it out there. How difficult this really is and how many things there are to think about behind the beauty of a website. Each element is made individually, each action has to be well thought out, each element has its pixel-perfect place…
It’s driving me crazy!
All of that being said, I do have a website that I’m currently working on fixing up (built, of course, from scratch). Please feel free to take a look and watch as it progressively gets better (or just falls to pieces…).
How do you feel about web development? Ever tried it? If you haven’t, ever think about how much goes into it?
- 25 Useful Books For Web Designers And Developers (hongkiat.com)
- Learn to Code CSS with Simple CSS (cybernetnews.com)
- Pixel-Based Websites: Resources, Tutorials, And Examples (hongkiat.com)
- Programming Skills Every Non-Programmer Should Have (metaltoad.com)