#100DaysofCode Days 19 through 22

I have been working so much on The Whisker Shop!! I’m so excited. I’m also still tweaking it, so I’m posting this as a draft, but I’m still real excited about it. My spouse has been talking about selling cat furniture for years (in fact, you should check out the about page to read about how he came to make cat furniture), and here we are finally making it happen.

This is also my capstone for the Web Design for Everybody specialization, and I believe I could submit it at this point, but I really want to turn in a completed and polished project. I’m using my PHP knowledge from the Web Applications specialization to incorporate it into my design, and it’s cool to finally tie everything together.

And I definitely still prefer back end work 🙂

#100DaysofCode Day 18

I have been under the weather… I don’t talk about my life with disabilities here, and I might someday (this was created for people in my circles to follow my journey after all), but for now I’ll just cryptically say that I’ve just been a little unwell, and I’m proud to say I’ve kept up with regular coding, but not regular blogging.

At this point, I feel like the days of my #100DaysofCode are more of a guide rather than a true count. I’m okay with this. I hope you’re not here for a linear progression. 😉

Since the last post…

my Local Weather App is finished… I’m comfortable listing it on my Free Code Camp profile for now, but I would like to tweak it and make it my own startpage to remind me of how far I’ve come since I started coding. ♥

I am now working on The Whisker Shop (link is a placeholder as of this writing, but this is the current working draft), my spouse’s cat furniture business he’s been talking about starting for years. We’re working together as a crossover Coursera project, as he’s currently in the project management specialization. It’s been a lot of fun so far.

I’m also working on a Wikipedia Machine. I absolutely love working with APIs. They’re really frustrating and infuriating sometimes, but when they work, it’s so satisfying that it makes it all worthwhile. Practice, practice, practice.

#100DaysofCode Day 17

been working on my local weather app… it works! but it needs to be prettied up, and it needs to change based on the weather.

having some health troubles of late, but am on the mend, so I needed to take a few days off where I didn’t get much done, although I did make a point of at least glancing at code each day. (I wouldn’t count it as a Day of Code though.)

#100DaysofCode Day 16

Started working on a local weather app (which is subject to change/improvements without notice).

My goal was to communicate with the API today, which I did, but I’ll add some style next.

May end up taking a few days off from #100DaysofCode for medical reasons this week, but when I’ve had some bad days (I’m disabled), coding is something I can do more often than not… so it’ll be a good test to see what happens during an actual recovery-from-something-specific situation.

My weather app goals: the FCC project has specific requirements, but when I’m done, I want to fork it and make it so users can enter cities or airport codes (or something) to get weather that way.

#100DaysofCode Day 14 & 15

Finished my Quote Generator!

I had a little trouble finding a free API to get the job done… but then I got too picky about the quotes (most quotes in a lot of these collections are kind of terrible…?)

I plan on revisiting this someday and seeing about using something like the Goodreads API because then I could pull quotes from favorite authors or topics from books. 🙂

Next, I’ll be working on this Free Code Camp project to display the weather.

#100DaysofCode Day 13

For the last two days, I’ve been working on a website for The Whisker Shop, my spouse’s cat furniture store we’ve been talking about making for ages. This started out as my capstone for WD4E, but it’s turning into a pretty awesome project: my spouse is also doing a Coursera capstone, but it’s for the project management specialization. So he’ll be focusing on implementing the business’s online presence, and I’m focused on making the website happen. If anyone from Coursera ever reads this, I hope you get a kick out of this capstone crossover collaboration. 🙂

Here is the link to The Whisker Shop’s Codepen, and I post this with the caveat that it will change over time, and will eventually be migrated to a live site. Some features so far:

  • Responsive design: mobile first, with an alternate wide screen view
  • Currently only utilizes HTML and CSS
  • Monochromatic color scheme for accessibility

    Wishlist and future plans:

  • Lightbox for displaying photos
  • Must pass validators, including accessibility validators
  • Minimal JavaScript for simplicity and ease, with a noscript option
  • I need to start taking some photos to display!