I am a self-taught and part time coder and only really code over the odd weekend or evening when the bug bites. My skills are getting better but i am still very new to this.
I started as a youngster back in the days of Geocities and then moved onto WordPress which isn’t coding but it is a stepping stone on the path to web developer. I am still playing around in the front-end single page sites. I will keep honing my skills before moving onto a framework and full-stack.
Apart from these I have a long list of sites that I would like to build. I will hopefully start getting to these soon.
Quick and dirty vanilla HTML, CSS and JS. Triathlon ranking calculator in the tools section as well as absorbing the “Time Distance Pace” project below. Aero Oats is a Triathlon newsletter I run.
Use Astro framework to build somewhat of an “Indie Hackers” inspired website to help a Product Owner get up to speed with their career. Have several blog posts up but project just parked until I have some more time.
A JAMStack site using NODE.JS, Eleventy and Netlify. Full build process automated through GITHUB. Still need to add relevant API’s.
Back into WordPress to experiment with WooCommerce and dropshipping. Dropshipping is quite difficult in RSA so will go international to get a fully automated solution. Main content of website is around English Springer Spaniel dogs and going on holiday with a dog.
A fun small project using CSS and a bit of HTML. I was fascinated that a heart in CSS is effectively 3 squares (well one square with the before and after pseaudo class!). I loved the idea of the three separate elements coming together to form a heart and it felt a bit like a ‘love story’.
This was built as a tool for paddlers to calculate their pace – similar to timedistancepace.com. This is a simpler version but is slightly difference because it deals with speed(km/h) rather than pace(min/km).
(Discontinued) A website aiming to be “Facebook for horse riders”. I used WordPress. I ended up discontinuing this due to the project being way too big for my ability – I got it up and running with the help of WordPress but I was too far removed from the code to be able to do anything meaningful.
(Discontinued) A website aimed at introducing non-techie people to the world of eSorts. I used WordPress. Discontinued as I didn’t know enough about eSports myself and would rather spend the time learning to code than learning about the subject I’m supposed to be an “expert” in.
Apart from web development i have done a SQL course on Udemy and am currently getting my head around Python using DataCamp.