Weekly Goals: Week of 8/18/19

Monday, August 19, 2019

Weekly goals review and setting

Happy Monday and welcome to another weekly roundup! This is my weekly thread on what I did or didn't do last week, what happened, and what my goals are for this new week. Let's get started!

Last Week’s Goals

  • Finish portfolio site redesign

  • Write blog about portfolio site redesign

  • Video call with mentor

  • Continue working on Wes Bos' JS 30 

  • Get started on new project


What Happened?

I had less time than I anticipated to complete my portfolio redesign this weekend. I still have to complete the following items:

  • Add dark theme toggle to website

  • I've already designed the dark theme, added the CSS Variables, and created the classes necessary. I just need to implement the JS.

  • Increase whitespace between items on page.

  • Ensure all padding/margins are consistent

Firstly, because I did not complete my website, I wasn't able to get started on my new projects. I don't think this will affect me in the long run but it would've been nice to wrap up a project at the end of the week.

Secondly, I had a slight change in the design of my site - just the colors and profile picture. I had debated for a while to stick with the profile picture or not but in the end I decided to create and use my logo. In using the logo I had to change the header colors.

Moving Forward

  • Add JS to portfolio site for Dark Theme

  • Increase the white space between elements by increasing margin & padding

  • Ensure padding/margins are consistent throughout site.

  • Do more work on resume

  • Design rough draft(s) of new project(s) will look like

  • I have not decided what to work on first but I've a few options: doMore (to-do list), a website for my favorite local brewery, DUBCO, or a website for my father's business.

  • Continue learning JS and React

Another full week is on tap here but that's okay! I do feel like I need a day off, however, I might push through until Classic WoW releases next week - is anyone planning on playing? I'll be on the Stalagg server!

As usual, feel free to comment down below or you can always reach out to me on Twitter.