It took a little over three hours, but my assignment #2 for Lambda School’s Mini Bootcamp is finally ready (or, at least, as ready as it’s going to be before today’s class). The challenge was to duplicate this website using HTML and CSS.
Today marked the second class session for Lambda School’s free Mini Bootcamp. The topic focused primarily on utilizing CSS to help style/format websites, as well as introduced Bootstrap. Much of the discussion early on (about margins, padding, and float properties) should come as great news to those of us who struggled a lot with assignment 1. Boostrap effectively is an open source library which offers tons of pre-made code ready for a web developer’s use free of charge.
Here’s the lesson video in case you missed it live:
You don’t need to use Bootstrap if you don’t want to – but it’s certainly a handy tool which would expedite the process. Austen suggested that it would also be useful to open the developer console on your browser when you need to check specific elements on the target site (font, etc). Of course, don’t just steal the site’s code fully from the console.
When just creating test websites, you can safely use a link to grab the Bootstrap library. Here’s the code to enter into your HTML file to get it hooked up with Boostrap:
<link rel="stylesheet" href="https://maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/3.3.7/css/bootstrap.min.css" integrity="sha384-BVYiiSIFeK1dGmJRAkycuHAHRg32OmUcww7on3RYdg4Va+PmSTsz/K68vbdEjh4u" crossorigin="anonymous">
I’m absolutely looking forward to digging in with the assignment tonight. Good luck, everyone! Don’t forget to submit your sites to Slack channel #webassignment2 when you’re done.