100 days of code
Another one of our Pre-work assignments is to research different jobs on Indeed and make a list of the technologies they require and words that we may not be familiar with. We then had to define those words and acronyms and try to understand how they relate to each other. I searched for “fullstack developer”, “web designer” and “UI/UX designer” in the Atlanta area and the same keywords and acronyms kept coming up. To be honest, even after defining some of these words, I still don’t fully understand what they mean. The good thing about making a list of unfamiliar words is that my ears perk up now every time I hear them on a podcast or tutorial and slowly, I begin to understand how they relate to each other.
There are also some new changes in CSS that allow developers more control over the animation, layout and responsiveness of a website or app. “Responsiveness” just means you can view the app on a desktop, tablet or phone and the design still looks cool. The new CSS features came about just in the past 2-3 years and it seems to allow developers to write less code than they previously had to.
Bootstrap is a CSS framework that I’m currently debating whether or not to study. From what I can gather, it’s a technology that allows you to create cookie cutter websites really fast. And I don’t think I’m a fan of that. I don’t know much about it, but I have yet to be convinced of why it’s important to learn. To me, Bootstrap is just a way to create websites quickly, but it’ll look like everyone else’s. My question is, why not just use a CMS site like Wordpress or Weebly? (if you want fast and easy) Then again, I have not used Bootstrap that much, so I don’t want to talk shit about it because I may change my mind later.