My conference with Dr. Wolff on my website design went pretty well. He seemed to like where my ideas were heading, and he offered me some helpful hints for making my vision for my page a reality.
There’s a whole lot I need to figure out before the project due date. First, I want to house my content in white, with a colored border around it. Trouble is, I’m not sure what color would be best. At the moment, I have this awful salmon/beige color that just isn’t working. I’m going to take Dr. Wolff’s advice and check out the CSS files of sites I enjoy to get some ideas for color schemes.
I’m conflicted about having pieces of my work as the content for my page because it seems redundant with a link to my blog in my navigation. On the flip side, I wouldn’t know what else to put there. I originally wanted to have separate boxes for previews of my work that linked to the full pieces. When the window shrunk to 768 pixels or fewer, the boxes would display one on top of the other. I’m still aiming for this goal, but part of me wants to scrap the idea and start over.
My main banner is a big silly mess. I can figure out something better than what I have now. When the window shrinks, my name gets cut off. It’s wonky. My footer for validation is absolutely positioned, so it runs over everything else on the page when the window adjusts. No bueno. And I still need to find a way to make my white container for my content stretch vertically. I have a lot of work to do.
I am pleased with my grade for the first assignment; my coding was solid and correct (minus some extraneous selectors). Now, with this second assignment, I’m holding myself to a higher standard of coding. I want to improve my site and my own abilities, but I have obstacles to overcome. For one, the accessibility readings have disappeared from my brain since reading them weeks ago, so I need to familiarize myself with those. I’m going to use this week off to tweak my site, so keep checking waynestainrook.com.