When I first learned that we would be building a portfolio website within the first 5 weeks of class I felt my heart sink. I had somewhat of a hard time learning code in Web 1 last semester and now I needed to build one in 5 weeks. When I first started to outline my first website it was going to be a parallax scrolling website. Using the outline method for it helped to get it visualized but when it came to the code from a tutorial I was working on it just wouldn’t work. So when this happened I had one day to come up with another design. With working with the wireframe really helped to create it fast and easy. I actually liked this design more then the first. The wireframe that I first came up with was a good layout to follow because I actually had to make some minor adjustments to my code layout when I actually made the page.
Another thing that was new to me was google fonts, I never knew about this before I worked on the portfolio website. It was cool to see all the different font you could use on your website by just inserting the code or linking the page to your website. One article that helped me was Tutusplus website article on the “9 Essential Principles for Good Web Design“. This helped me to layout my web-site as a whole and also to my wireframe at the start. The most helpful information from this article for me was the typography section. I have not taken a typography course yet like some of the other students in class and this helped me to choose a font that would fit in with my design and layout of the website. This for me has been fun and frustrating to build this web-site but in all it has been a good learning experience.