Hi , I'm Daniel, a front-end developer currently living in Raleigh, North Carolina. I have a passion for learning new technologies, and that has been reignited with a vengeance since I started learning web development earlier this year. I’m currently working in the printing industry as a lead digital printer, and my job relies very heavily on multitasking, troubleshooting, and problem solving in a logical and precise manner. I think those skills, along with my 10+ years of experience with Adobe CS products will make me an invaluable addition to any company willing to help me break into a career as a front-end developer!
SKILLS & TOOLS
After releasing the game on Google Play, I needed a website for more information about the game.
I've been so focused on learning the core foundations of CSS and JS up to this point, that I felt it was time to start using frameworks to see how they work. This is the first that I've ever used Bootstrap or Sass, and I can already see how great they are for rapidly building websites. jQuery is very nice for simplifying code, but I honestly prefer vanilla JS since it's what I'm so used to!
Oct - Dec 2016
This is a game involving dungeons, monsters, and... math?
This is a Middle-earth themed dummy text generator I developed on a Saturday as a fun little project. It groups words from an array into sentences, and then into paragraphs. The number of paragraphs, as well as their length can easily be modified by the user.
This was a simple project, but I had a lot of fun working through it. Learning how best to structure the functions so that the parameters could be changed by the user was the hardest part.
This is the portfolio site I created to house all of my projects. I made this right after my responsive boilerplate, so this was after about ~5 months of learning web development. It's December 2016 now, and I'm trying very hard not to rewrite all of this code now that I'm a lot more experienced, but I want to leave it as is so you can see the progression that I've made throughout the year.
Jun - Jul 2016
This is a responsive boilerplate I created to improve my coding skills, and to learn more about responsive web design. I created this after about 4 months of learning web development, so there were lots of fun new things to learn and play around with.
This was the most involved project I had done to date. There were lots of parts and pieces that I had to figure out to make it all work. I worked through this by writing an outline of key points, and then got more granular with what my needs were by using a todo list to keep focused.
Learning to concatenate variables with HTML and then insert it into the DOM for the first time was hard, but I learned a lot from this project about DOM manipulation and how it works.
FreeCodeCamp has a fantastic set of algorithm challenges. Here are my solutions to some of their basic and intermediate level algorithms:
This project uses the Wikipedia API to display a custom Wikipedia search page.
This was the first time I worked with an API, so learning to loop through and display the returned JSON data was a new concept to me, but I solved this by learning more about the data structure of what I was receiving, and how to display only the relevant name/value pairs of objects.