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Website check, Is that enough to apply for a job?

Hey everyone!
I am a young developer and I've been learning web development for almost half a year. It was scary at the first time I remember I've met Bootstrap, Flexbox, Grid in the same week so I decided I'll learn the basics properly before I start coding. Due to this decision I've started programming in the middle of Feb. and these are my first complete sites I've ever created.
I'd like to hear your opinion. This is gonna be a full portfolio one day but I'd like to apply for a job in the near future. Have you any suggestion / advice? Do these sites depict a decent skill so I can apply for a job or I should still wait and learn more before I start my career? What are your thoughts? I'm very curious and thank you for your time and answer!

https://sedondave.github.io/ ~wider devices show more.
(Please don't mind the language, the main site was written in hungary.. :) )

3 Answers

Shay Paustovsky
Shay Paustovsky
969 Points

Hi David,

Firstly I would encourage everyone to post their work in the forums like you did WELL DONE.

Secondly your website looks awesome! although I would like to point a few things if you don't mind.

  1. The typography on your main-website if a bit off-putting because simply doesn't look good. (my opinion)
  2. The coffee website also looks great but I don't know if it's my internet, or simply poor image optimization. If you have optimized the images on that website, good job.
  3. The dice rolling game is also pretty cool, has a few bugs and a bit counter intuitive about how to play it.

Overall that is some solid work for 5-months of self-teaching, your'e doing a great job. What I would recommend is to learn a Front-End Frameword (React, Angular, Vue.js (coming soon :smiley:...may 2018)) and if your main focus is to get hired and eventually become a Full-Stack developer, I would learn PHP.

Good Luck on your journey!



Jonathan Grieve
Jonathan Grieve
Treehouse Moderator 91,252 Points

I think you could start right away. I don't think you can have enough skills to show off if you're ready to present to an employer.

Just bear the following in mind.

Does it look to you like you have the skills a particular employer is looking for?

Do you think you need to tailer your portfolio or your resume for a particular interview?

Is there anything in particular in your portfolio that you think will show off your skills the best?

Think of it as a way to match between you an your potential employer rather than trying to please everyone out there in one go.

I really like what you've done by the way. It looks like you've been learning well over the last few months. Keep it up! :-)

Thank you for your kind words! Shay, I tried to optimize all my images although I must admit I don't know the proper way to do it. I like my banner images 2560x1440 and I optimized the small ones to their fixed size container. As you noticed I love parallax even if it's a little bit buggy on microsoft edge and mobile devices. I've been thinking picturefil might help to solve the problem. My dream is working as a full-stack freelancer, I'm planning to learn React, AngularJS, PHP and C# ASP.NET, well.. let's hope for the best, I'm so glad I can have some actual working experience now. :)