Be Careful What You Wish For
February 11, 2016
This week we have continued practicing CSS layout, transitions, etc. We introduced Bootstrap on Monday, which opens up its own world of pros and cons.
So I took the opportunity to build it with Bourbon, Neat, and Bitters, instead of Bootstrap. I have used Bootstrap a few times before the course, and the practice here has helped even more. I had heard of Bourbon and looked at it, and wanted to try Neat while I had Jacob and Dan here to help answer any issues. Right off the bat, Neat and Bootstrap are definitely different, but I think I liked Neat a little more. Less features (no carousel), so I had to use a third party plugin (Slick). But the grid framework itself came out a little more effortlessly when it came to responsiveness.
As for my desire to start practicing JS, the extra credit was to link the site (a fake bike shop) with Flickr’s public feed of ‘bike’ pictures. By 5:00 I was done with the required portion and almost called it a day since I hadn’t left before 8:00 in a week, but I reminded myself that I only have 12 weeks and to take full advantage…
Checkout the projects below (last one is the one using Flickr API):