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WordPress Portfolio

September 10, 2018

Project Overview My Role: Designer/Developer Skills & Tools: WordPress, PHP, Github, Sass Lessons: File/code management, personal design process I designed and coded a child theme for a responsive portfolio site in WordPress utilizing a blank starter theme for my Mind Your Time app. Read about my process designing with helpful constraints. Process In spring 2018, I designed and created a portfolio site for Content Management Systems (WEB 170) for to fulfill the final project requirements for the course. We needed to use HTML5 Blank starter theme and to include navigation, three sidebars, five plugins including a contact form, and a blog page with at least five posts and categories. The structure of the course and the intersection of the assignment with another final project–Mind Your Time App for WEB 202–encouraged me to design my site early on in the quarter. The first thing I did was formulate the color palette... Read more

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MimiSmith Restaurant

September 10, 2018

Project Overview My Role: Designer Skills & Tools: Bootstrap, Github, authenticated login, GraphQL Lessons: App development, teamwork process, editing MimiSmith Restaurant is a Bootstrap, responsive web application created for Web Authoring III (WEB 130) in Spring 2018, in partnership with Mariam Abdelmohsen. Process For our final project, we were required to create (on our own or with a partner) a responsive web application in which a user may login through an authenticated form and submit new content via a back-end API that automatically updates on the main page. The suggestion from the instructor Josh Wedekind was to create a website, but Mariam and I were interested in exploring our design skills as well as experimenting with the content and whatever challenges it might bring. We were required to utilize Graph Cool, Sass syntax, and JavaScript, all processed through Grunt (installed via command line) and tracked in a repository on Github. In addition, I... Read more

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ITC 240 Web Apps

September 10, 2018

Project Overview My Role: Developer Skills & Tools: PHP, Bootstrap, authenticated login, Github Lessons: Web development process, app development For Web Applications Programming I (ITC 240) in winter 2018 for my web design certificate at Seattle Central College with Bill Newman I created three web applications with Bootstrap themes and PHP: Widgets Original, Widgets, and Sprockets. Each one completes the requirements to include an authenticated login area with image upload, a MySQL database accessible through PHPMyAdmin, the ability to switch between themes, dynamic content that changes daily, and an authenticated contact form. Widgets Original Widgets Original is the first version of the web application I made, based on assignments in class. Since I wanted to use all components of the original theme’s design instead of stripping it to its core, I dug heavily into the HTML and learned a lot about how to create custom and common PHP files to... Read more