Mini-site #2, how you make me blue! OK, so I haven’t turned blue, but I was very frustrated when creating this minisite. Although I tried and tried, I just could never get it to meet my standards. Or maybe my standards are too high because CSS and HTML do take some practice. The hardest part for me was (trying) to get the hyperlinks to float and look good. First, I could only hyperlink every category of the main navigation bar. If I tried to un-hyperlink one, it lost the formatting. Second, I wanted to have the recipe navigation bar directly in the middle of the page, but I could not get it to be vertically down the middle without it messing up my columns. I ended up having it float next to first paragraph on the overview pages. It’s not cool or fancy by any means, but it’s not an eye-sore.
Other issues I encountered were making sure all of my tags were closed. I must have been stressing out for 15-20 minutes on what happened to my format before I realized I needed to close a <a href> tag. It also took me a while to add a space below the recipe navigation bar and the ingredients heading. I don’t know if this was entirely proper since I did it through HTML, but I added <br> tags and that helped me created a space.
To be honest, this mini-site was not smooth sailing for me. I felt like it took me much longer than it should have and I can’t even remember all of the little issues I experienced. However, I am going to end on a positive note. Through all my necessary and unnecessary experimentation, I gained a better grasp of pixels, ems, and percentages. Also, even though it was frustrating, creating the website was also fun. I just need to remember not to get discouraged because this is a lot to take in and master!
View my mini-site #2: All About Desserts!