Mahima Singh : Independent learning

For the independent learning portion of the course, I didn’t want to only use lynda.com.  While lynda.com does provide exercise files and walk along I wanted to get an eclectic understanding of HTML and JavaScript for my final project.

I plan to use a one page HTML template to present my findings (Data) then host it on GitHub or someplace free.

Understanding how to Host sites on GitHub.

For this, I went through a GitHub Tutorial for GitHub

The hosting part of it was pretty straight forward. What was a little confusing to me was playing around with the HTML template that I download off the internet. Luckily in class, we have been tinkering with already exciting code. So that is exactly what it did. I played around with the HTML index file of the template and occasionally found myself on StackOverflow trying to figure out how to “Hyperlink an enter div.” Once I got this figured out, I was pretty confident that I will be able to at least Host my project on GitHub. But I would only be certain once I tried.

Integrating JS into HTML

This part took a lot of trial and error. The first place I looked for help was W3schools. It was simple to understand and I could use the snippets to play around with some of the stuff I had on my computer. I used some of the JS charts we had used in class as examples to integrate into a sample HTML template I was working with.

Lynda Requirement

I watched Bootstrap Layouts: responsive single-page design.

The HTML template I was working with was from Bootstrap. While it is known to be easy to work with, one thing I couldn’t get round was the column and row makeup of the Bootstrap page. The video was exactly what I needed. I was stuck trying to get my charts into multiple columns on the bootstrap template and watching this three-hour long video not only helped me solve that problem but it taught me many new things on bootstrap.

In the end, it all came together. The things I learned in class, especially the tinkering with Javascript along the extra learning I did made this project possible.

The final project can be viewed here: Trump and the media