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Sean Templeton
Sean Templeton
12,983 Points

My Blog/Website Built After Learning From Treehouse

So after going through all of the WordPress courses, I tackled building my own WordPress website as a portfolio/resume/blog site. There's not much on it at the moment, but I thought I'd just give a shout-out to everyone to showcase my work. Thanks for the introduction to WordPress Zac!

My Site is at http://lordzardeck.com

3 Answers

Just a heads up, when at the root (lordzardeck.com) the blog entry at the top has the text getting cutoff for mobile. Might try a margin-top of 20px for the one-post class?

Sean Templeton
Sean Templeton
12,983 Points

Thank you for pointing that out. It should be fixed now. Please let me know if you see any other problem.

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

Sean Templeton -

FYI - W3Schools is not affiliated with the W3C.

From your blog

> Getting certified is also another plus. The W3c has certifications you can take for as little as $95 per exam (http://www.w3schools.com/cert/).

I would point you to w3fools.com

> W3Schools offers certifications whose value is highly debatable… No employers recognize or respect W3Schools certificates. Unlike Microsoft’s MCP or Cisco’s CCC, W3Schools has absolutely no authority over the technologies for which they claim to provide certification. Unlike CompTIA’s ANSI/ISO accredited certifications, W3Schools has no support from governing standards bodies.

Sean Templeton
Sean Templeton
12,983 Points

Thank you for mentioning that. I had no clue. I have thought for the past 4 years that the w3schools site was owned and operated by w3c. I feel so ignorant now.

Sean Templeton
Sean Templeton
12,983 Points

Is there anyplace to get good web certifications?

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

> Is there anyplace to get good web certifications?

No certifications aren't really used in the design / development world those are quite different from the certifications offered by some vendors such as Microsoft, Cisco & Redhat.

Sean Templeton
Sean Templeton
12,983 Points

I would beg to differ, especially for those without college degrees in CS. I have had many employers ask for certifications when I have a lack of portfolio items to share with them.

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

A certification is only worth what someone is willing to pay someone who has one. If you find employers that want to pay for a certificate then it was worth it for you. YMMV.

Tom Bedford
Tom Bedford
15,645 Points

Hi Sean, great to see your site! I'm hoping to work through the WordPress course soon.

I like the homepage with the fullscreen photo, obvious navigation and colours.

As a user there are a couple of things I noticed:

The 3 horizontal lines by titles on pages look very similar to menu buttons commonly used on websites/apps which confused me a little (similar even to your own menu icon on smaller screens).

It does look nice having a custom scroll bar, but I did think the page hadn't loaded correctly when I couldn't see a bar there. I was thinking "is this just a test blog post with one picture and no article?" before I hovered over and the bar appeared.

"Hire Me" is very abrupt going straight to freelancer, perhaps an internal page with some info followed by a link to freelancer?

I also feel the line length for your blog articles could be shorter for large screens, I needed to make my browser smaller for it to be comfortable to read.

Sean Templeton
Sean Templeton
12,983 Points

I can understand that. I could easily place a max-width property on the text wrapper. What would you recommend the max width be though?