I revisited the Adobe XD Creative Challenge I started a few months back, recreating the dropdown menu project. My initial dropdown menu was a very simple mobile web application that guided a user through folder options to obtain reference documents. I wasn’t satisfied with the way it looked or its ‘purpose,’ even if it was fictional.
The Dante-esque rings of tutorial hell are slowly making their boundaries known. It’s been easy, as a freshly certified front-end web developer, to find comfort and safety in tutorials, free code camps, basic how-to videos, and super cheap boot camp courses. Having a full-time job whilst attempting a career switch also make tutorials an attractive way to pretend like I’m making headway in web development.
Last week I completed Project 3 in Freecode Camp’s curriculum. I definitely over-thought this process, trying to be cool and doing more than what I knew how to do. The objective was to create a simple product landing page with key objectives, including: a top navigation that remains visible while scrolling, three navigation items that link to a place on the page, an embedded video, an email subscribe form with submit button, and at least