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General Discussion

Bernardo Bonança
Bernardo Bonança
10,773 Points

Help me practice. Throw me a challenge!

I think I'm ready to start exercising all the knowledge I got from the Tracks I went over and I'd like to ask you guys to throw me a challenge for it. I just thought it could be fun and it would be nice to interact with the awesome treehouse community.

So... I'm planning on practicing my html and css working with a front-end framework(Probably zurbs Foundation).

Shoot me your challenge! I dunno... a random marketing website for a funny app idea, a restaurant website, anything you can think of.

I think this will be a pretty good way for me to practice and I'm hoping for some interesting ideas :D

Please keep in mind that im starting out and I still have lots to learn :P

Make a web site for a recipe book. Is my challenge to you :) challenge me if you like then we can compare. Twitter @sacki2013

Bernardo Bonança
Bernardo Bonança
10,773 Points

Awesome! Can't wait to get started. I challenge you to make a website for the world's best recipe! hahaha I can feature your website on my book!! @BernardoBonanca

Wicked. What timescale would you like?

Bernardo Bonança
Bernardo Bonança
10,773 Points

No idea. This will be my first project ever. By timescale you mean like a deadline right? (sorry not native speaker :P)

Yeah deadline but as it's your first real project we can just compare once you complete :)

1 Answer

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

Here are a few ideas ...

Re-create this using pure CSS (except for the badge image itself)

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Bernardo Bonança
Bernardo Bonança
10,773 Points

Thanks James! That'll keep me busy for a while, I hope im ready for it :D

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

Post something in thread when you are ready for a critque

Bernardo Bonança
Bernardo Bonança
10,773 Points

I seam to be having a bit of trouble custumizing Foundation components. Should I be learning Sass? Or am I just not doing it right?

Bernardo Bonança
Bernardo Bonança
10,773 Points

Ahhhh I need to start reading my stuff before clicking post!! So many mistakes and now i cant edit the comment LOL

What you having trouble with. I am just working on the challenge now :)

Bernardo Bonança
Bernardo Bonança
10,773 Points

something as simple as customizing the top bar isnt coming out too well... changing the width puts the link off center, changing the background-color doesnt apply to the links :S little stuff like that where im not sure how to override the the foundation style.

It may help if using Chrome to view you page at the moment and right click on say the link in the nav and click inspect element and you can view the properties on it and also see the box model, so if a background color change is changing the nav color but an area around the links isn't changing this could mean there is some padding on the link and it has its own background color. I love it for the box model so i can visualize what is happening. These features are available in other browsers too.

I havn't really tried foundation much more Bootstrap.

Bernardo Bonança
Bernardo Bonança
10,773 Points

Would you recommend bootstrap over foundation? It's seems that bootstrap is used quite a bit more.

As i said i couldn't discount foundation it looks good it was just bootstrap i was introduced to first. I now use the grid from bootstrap but nothing else.