Better than before
So class seems to be pretty easy for now. It’s surprising how much better I have become at building a webpage. Not only do they look much better, but I can build them so much faster now. The grid system makes a big difference, and now that I know about media queries, my struggle to optimize the size of everything based of the resolution/ size of the window has mostly come to an end. So all that is pretty great. I do wish I had some more feedback. While I feel like I am doing pretty good, having an expert look over my work and give me a little advice would probably be beneficial. I know we are supposed to be getting that, but for whatever reason it just hasn’t happened yet. Tomorrow during class I will ask about it again, and based on what happens I will do what I can to make it happen. It will be nice to start getting some guidance.
Anyways, I don’t have much else to say right now. Austin is doing really well, and is making beautiful pages. I think she is going to be better at design than me. I always like when she is better than me at something. With that said, I will answer a few of the questions provided.
What do we mean by media query?
This has been the answer to most of my problems. I am working off of an ultrawide display. I rarely have my internet browser maximized, unless I am watching a video or something like that, but when I am building a webpage, my frame of reference is all jacked up. So the answer: media queries are a tool in CSS used to make a responsive wepage, able to adapt to others displays. This is usually in reference to the difference between desktops and mobile devices. NEXT QUESTION.
What is an
em and how is it measured?
em is a unit of measurement based off the font size. Different fonts, have different sizes, and one that has a base size of 1cm, 1em means 1cm. Easy enough. On to the next.
What’s a breakpoint? How do we use it?
In software development, a breakpoint is an intentional stopping or pausing place in a program, put in place for debugging purposes. It is also sometimes simply referred to as a pause. — That’s straight out of wiki. The copy pasta is obvious. We don’t do a lot of debugging as noobs, so some of this goes outside of the scope of what I am doing at the moment. But that’s what I found out about it.
How many devices did you count in your daily use?
2 , unless I decide not to check my phone. 3 if I mess with Austins computer. These are easy questions. Next.
What sizes did you find for: iPhone, Pixel, iPad, Chromebook?
There are several iPhones, Pixels, IPads and Chromebooks. Alot of them are pretty similar, but it depends on which one you mean. Easiest way to find out. F12, Ctrl+Shift+M (is supposed to work but it doesn’t so I just click on it). And see for yourself.
Anyways, these were pretty easy. Most of the others are too. I suppose I can take a more in depth look at breakpoints, but I feel like that will be a better project to delve into when it applies to what I am doing. Until then. CYA!